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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A traditional, english-style full-bodied brown ale with a sweet, toasted malt aroma and hint of baker’s chocolate.

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3.6
DrBayern (1140) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2007
Draught at Piedmont Ale House in Burlington. Clear dark brown with a medium light tan head. Aroma of burnt caramel and a definite but distant chocolate note - interesting and inviting. My first thought on this was, "Chocolate? I’ve never noticed this in a brown ale before, am I imagining it?" I hadn’t read the commercial descriptio, either. Body is medium with a soft mouthfeel, and jsut the slightest stickiness. Rich caramel sweetness, and some nice balance provided by gentle use of some spicy hops. Teh finish, although a tad sweet, is not overly so, and the result is a very refreshing, nicley brewed effort. Glad I had this, I would have it again. Good accompaniment for the typical pub fare.

4.4
bboven (103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2007
I’m not a huge brown ale person, but this is the most complex and best tasting brown I have ever had.

3.4
ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2007
Served at the pop the cap beer dinner in Charlotte via tap. Pours out a brown color with a brownish color head. Smell is nuts, chocolate, some coffee hints, and rich malty notes. Taste is sweet and surprisingly refreshing which is odd for a brown ale. Fresh is best, as was displayed by this beer. Drank some opened earlier, and it wasnt as good as the second round which was fresh off the keg. Not too bad stuff, surprisingly good actually.

3.3
Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2006
This is a decent brown ale. It pours a deep chestnut color with a good-lacing ecru head. The aroma is a lightly roasted malt with some crushed nuts and a bit of milk chocolate. The flavor is a smoothly sweet roasted malt with some nutty bitterness... and then the chocolate sneaks up and delivers a hard kick in the finish. A good sessionable ale.

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2.8
Veeve (312) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2006
on tap at Natty Green’s brewpub in Greensboro, NC. small creamy egg nog head. lighty, nutty flavors in the background. slightly bitter. intense burntness, burnt toast. doughy yeast. thick bands of lacing. a hint of alcohol. sweet finish that can be attributed to brown sugar. ok as far as browns go.

2.7
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JUL 29, 2006
I was a little disappointed with this brew. I looked like it would be much better than it was. Pours dark brown with a nice tan colored head. Aroma is malty and chocolate. Flavor is very similar. This brew is missing flavor.

2.7
Scubatrip (610) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2006
On tap at the brewpub, pours a dark brown, nice head and lacing. Tastes like a brown ale, and I can’t pretend to be a fan of brown ales. A bit of caramel and brown sugar. Not bad, if you like the style.

3.2
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2006
Draught at the Brewpub in Greensboro 3/25/06: Dark amber with a medium eggshell colored head. The head sticks nicely and lasts for most of the time I’m drinking. Caramel and toasted malt come through in the nose along with light crystal malt and a bit of earthy malt. The taste is earthy malt, caramel, and light brown sugar. Light-medium bodied, medium carbonated, finishes mild with some light earthy caramel notes.

2.5
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 15, 2006
Draught at the brewpub. Clear ruby brown color with thin tan head. No lacing and not much nose. Subtle brown sugar and caramel flavors. Crisp finish.

2.9
novedyarg (56) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 16, 2005
A nice deep chesnut brown body with a thin head. An aroma of roasted malt and bitter sweet chocolate notes. Smooth but no after flavor. Kind of a bland bitter sweetness.


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