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RATINGS: 474   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A full-bodied, brown ale with a rich chocolate taste created from roasted chocolate and caramel malts. Topped with Czech Saaz hops to give it a spicy flavor and aroma.

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2005
Bottle @ Oliver Twist, Stockholm April 13 2005
Off-white head. Chocolate notes. Round and sweet. Hint of oak in aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mephisto (1286) - TAIWAN - MAR 28, 2005
brown, almost black colored. the aroma is malty and flavor is well balanced by hops. would be nice if its bit thicker, but still a very nice brown ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2005
Label continues the idiosyncratic Lost coast tradition: a Cubist-styled dual-mouthed African-American snowboards with exhuberance down a mountain slope. yeee-hah! But, the beer...how about that? Hazy, soft brown color, with ruby sides, big head, lush, light cocoa toned. Light, nutty aroma, slightly cola-ish. Taste: nuts, malt, dark fruit, ...fuller mouthfeel than certain popular browns, supple texture, medium bodied, lean, just-fruity finish. Right on for the style, excellent example, but nothing too special beyond that. Nice, though.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2005
Nice deep chestnut color with a mderate tan head and good lacing. Very mild spicy/earthy hop aromas are overpowered by a rich, intense, complex maltiness. Chocolate malt, maple syrup and nuttiness in both aroma and flavor profile. Fairly thick in body and perfect wor a cool spring day. Very enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
austinpowers (2828) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2005
My bottle wasnt all glistening with moisture like the picture in the upper left corner of this page, but it WAS glistening with taste. Chocolate malt and a touch of nuttiness. Light hops. A fairly mild Brown Ale, considering its from the West Coast. I was expecting a hop bomb.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2005
Tap at Kclingers publik house in Etters, PA. Pours a crisp light mahogany with off-white head. Barely any detectable aroma. Very fruity and caramelly with chocolate notes. Well-balanced, but not very drinkable, in my opinion.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - MAR 1, 2005
Nice looking dark pour, brown sugar mollasses aroma. Flavors are present but perhaps a bit too subdued, consisting of roasted malt, dark break, mocha, nuts, tinge of coffee, and hops. A lighter, dryer finish than the very dark color would lead to believe. A nice effort.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
euserphriendly (167) - Holland, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2005
Good chocolate color with a rich, thick head. The hops were just enough to give the beer a subtle spiciness to it. finished well.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hershiser2 (2517) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2005
2004 offering. Paid $1.49 for a 12-oz single at Whole Foods in Charlottesville, VA. Deep brown with a small head. Smells dusty... yea, dusty... with a hint of toffee. Flavor is burnt something... nothing special here. Not too malty, which is nice, but... ordinary.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 1, 2005
Pours with a dark brown body with red tinting, topped by a thick, off-white head with nice lacing. The aroma and flavor are slightly sweet yet slightly bitter with a nice touch of rasted coffee and a touch of caramel. Medium to full bodied and a touch dry.


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