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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Malt:2-Row Pale, Victory, Biscuit, Crystal, Chocolate and Cara-Pils.
Hops:Fuggles and Northern Brewer
Original Gravity: 1.058
Flavor Profile:This full bodied dark brown ale hints of nutty and bready flavors rounded with caramel sweetness.
Menu Suggestions:Fish & Chips, Duck, Sandwiches, Sausages, Hamburgers.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (14891) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 14, 2008
Bottle. LIve one. Zoomed out of the bottle. Almost vinous aroma, definitely chocolate. Very dark brown color with a two or three finger fluffy head. Flavor starts very chocolate. Moves on to a bit of malt. Whole wheat bready sort of drink. Finish is pretty well balanced. Not getting particular hop, but it is not really sweet. Sort of a nutty light porter kind of thing. Really good, whatever it is.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tmoney99 (14199) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2006
Draft sampler at MBC. Deep brown color with an average off-white head that diminished slowly. Small roasted malt sweet aroma. Medium body. Soft roasted malt and nut flavor with a smooth medium finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (14025) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 30, 2007
(12oz bottle) Enormous rocky tan head atop clear copper-brown body laden with particulates. Aroma is medium sweet, nut/caramel, bread, some earthy/floral, chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, chococoffee, roast, nut, light floral/earthy, faint tin. Smooth medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (13906) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 21, 2011
Bottle. Beer of the month club. Clear dark brown color with a big beige head, pretty nice lacing. Nice aroma of chocolate, nuts, light roastiness and hints of coffee. Sweetish flavor, a bit roasty, with caramel, nuts, some coffee (slightly green-ish) and notes of toasted bread and chocolate. Medium-bodied. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (13020) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 4, 2010
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Swalden28) Pours a clear deep amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, toasted grain, nuts, and light butterscotch. Flavor of nuts, caramel, cocoa, and roasted malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (12633) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2011
This brew pours a clear chestnut brown color with a medium foamy beige head that dissipates slowly to a film. Rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt and nuts. Light body with a sweet roasty character of malt and nuts. SLight hops in the background. The finish is short and leaves and earthy malt aftertaste. Pretty average overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (11215) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 18, 2011
Bottle. Pecan and chocolate malt aroma. Brown color with moderate head. Sweet chocolate, nut and malt flavor. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
hopscotch (11005) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2007
Bottle... Clear caramel-colored ale with orange highlights and a small, creamy, off-white head. The malty nose is nutty and buttery with lots of caramel. The flavor shows some oxidation. Walks on the bitter side of balance. Thin, not malty enough for the style. Mild chocolate. Light-bodied and fizzy. Crisp, gently bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KyotoLefty (9982) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 10, 2011
Draught at the bar and food joint in Detroit airport. Butterscotch and caramel nose, with grains, brown sugar, and some diacetyl too. Roasty grain flavor, caramel, brown sugar, ok bitterness. Decent, but nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (8493) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2012
12oz bottle pours ruby red to amber with tan head of foam. The aroma offers up some sweet malts, roasted malts, sweet nuttiness and a dash of chocolate malts. Pretty nice. The taste is pretty darn sweet for the style, I think, with sweet malts, some honey like notes and then a bit of carbonation enhanced roasted malts astringent tart notes.

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