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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Naturally bold, dark and charming this ale is the ultimate drinkable brew. Expect this bier to pour an unfiltered, silken black smoothness that finishes refreshingly clean.

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3.1
Oakes (18851) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 7, 2005
Cloudy chestnut colour. Malty, slightly nutty aroma. Slightly thin body. Hints of cocoa. Malty accent.

3.3
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2003
(bottle) Clear brown body with small head. Aroma is light malty, roasty, with touch of coffee. Taste is malty, roasty coffee, moderately sweet. Medium body.

3.2
Dogbrick (13777) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2002
Thanks to Pjones6738 for this one. I am still not very familiar with Alts but this was pretty good. Nice dark amber with a thin light beige head and some effervescence. Malt and caramel in the nose. Lighter flavor than the deep dark color implies, consisting of malt and caramel (again) with a slight roasted finish. I would have enjoyed this a lot more if it were a little more rich.

2.9
hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2007
12oz bottle. Poured a deep mahogany color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of toasted malts, caramel, and maybe some very light citrus. Tastes of caramel and kinda nutty. Thin body. Nothing really stood out either good or bad.

2.3
MartinT (10036) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2005
The Lure:
A vegetable engine runs this chalky, metallic aroma. Something’s amiss, this must be an old model.

The Festivities:
Sweet toasted malt imparts caramel and earthiness, but is clearly affected by stale barbarism. Yeastiness and dryness make obvious the lack of hoppiness.

Transcendence:
Those good people who fall asleep in the sun.

3.4
CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 17, 2002
Very mellow maltiness with a soft roasted finish. Slight nutty flavor, but overall smooth and easy drinking.

3.3
Ughsmash (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2005
Poured a deep brown with a creamy off-white head that receded rather quickly. Picked up caramel, and other sweet roasted malts. Light mouthfeel, and the flavor consisted of some sweet malts and a little woodiness. Medium smooth finish. I am partial to bigger and heavier brews, but this went down remarkably smoothly, and would make a solid session beer.

2.7
kramer (6905) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2005
12 oz bottle via trade w/ 1FastSTi. Pours a cloudy brown with minimal head. Mostly fruity nose, a little earthy, with maybe a hint of oxidation. Flavor is mostly fruity as well. Malt plays the stronger role but fairly well balanced. Some oxidation comes thru in the finish. Mouthfeel is pretty thin with moderate amount of carbonation. Pretty bland overall, rather muddled flavor profile, but in its defense this may not be the freshest of samples.

2.9
ClarkVV (6873) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 31, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2006 Late 2005 bottle from StewardofGondor consumed on 5/31/06.
Large light beige head eventually fades to ring, with very light lacing. The liquid is dark chestnut brown, with a medium-high to high clarity, settling out to a rusty-auburn-orange.
Very nutty aroma, tired and toasty, with heavy sourish tones and just a bare bit of chocolate sneaking in to provide a hint of sweetness. Some pale grains seem mostly attenuated, leading to little sweetness in that department. Old coffee and crunchy graham crackers linger on the finish. No alcohol and rather weak overall in strength.
A touch more sweetness, with some light almond and walnut notes mixing with a touch of pale sugars. Crunchy, sourish, toasted malts dominate though, with some DMS notable at first, souring things even more. Very light bodied, quite highly attenuated and with some weak coffee and hazelnut flavors. As it warms and breathes, the body continues to loosen, with very low carbonation, but the sour and vegetal flavors recede, allowing a more dry chocolate and light cream flavor to emerge. Nutty and rather earthy, it certainly is drinkable, but the slight astringency from the toasted malts and light roast might prove to much in larger quantities. Watery, somewhat, with a lightly grainy texture and no alcohol noted.

3.4
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2004
Bottle pours deep brown with caramel hues, nice frothy off-white head, with decent lacing.   Malty and bready on the nose.   Nutty, malty, and bready on the tongue.   Slightly toasted malt flavor through the middle.   Malty finish.   Not bad, but nothing fantastic.   Thanks goes out to captaincougar for the trade!



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