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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A strong English Brown Ale. The full complexity of the body offers undertones of anise, hints of sweet toffee and a well-rounded dry finish. Hopped with Challenger, First Gold and Bramling Cross.

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3.4
solidfunk (9366) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Pretty decent; for a brown but not a huge amount of complexity. Pours maroon with OK bubbly head and lacing on cask. Some booze and some hops. Light roast. Cask at smoke and barrel.

3.5
drowland (8955) - Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Sampled during CBC 2013. Deep amber pour, small khaki head. Toffee notes, bready, and caramel on the aroma - a hint of spice. Rich flavor, a touch sweet, toffee, caramel, bread, doughy, some spice. Not bad.

3.2
nimbleprop (8720) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2016
On tap at Wicked Bloom DC pours a dark orange with some sudsy, white head. Nose is OK, yeast, some booze, toffee, butterscotch. Flavor has butterscotch, orange peel, some booze, malt. Finishes off dry and full bodied.

3.4
radagast83 (8340) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Cask at Rustico Alexandria. Poured a slightly ruby red color with a small off-white head. Aroma was some nutty character, with sweet malts. Flavor had toasted malts, sweet malt taste, nutty character. Enjoyable.

3.5
FROTHINGSLOSH (8069) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2016
Sampled on draft at the Pratt St Ale House this beer poured a dark brown color with a medium sized creamy off white head that left great lacing. The aroma was tobacco and dark fruits. The flavor was toasty with caramel and dark fruits. Long finish. Moderately full body. Alcohol well contained. Solid.

3.4
Iphonephan (7200) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2015
On cask at Mad Fox Cask Festival 2015. Pours a clear amber with an off white head. Nutty nose. Favors of oak and vanilla. Bitter finish.

3.4
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2009
On tap at the brewpub on 9/9/09: Pours a transparent dark amber mahogany with a thin, spotty-lacing off-white head. Aroma of sweet toasty dark caramel malts with some nutty character. Starts with some dark malty sweetness and some caramel toffee and light fruity tartness before a drier bittersweet finish. A decent brown ale.

3.3
kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2017
Can. Pours a clear light brown body with a small fizzy beige head that faded to a wispy covering. Some light clingy lace. The nose is toasty and slightly sweet chocolate malt with a light leafy hoppiness. The flavor is indeed on the sweeter side with some toasted and chocolate malts, and a caramel note. A light bitterness on the finish from the leafy hops. Medium bodied and a little clingy with fizzy carbonation. An ok beer, probably wouldn’t make it a regular drinker.

3.4
sonnycheeba (6279) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2012
Tap. Pours nutty brown with thin, creamy off-white head; decent retention and some lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malt, almonds, floral hops, figs, and light earthy notes. Flavor is malt forward with some supporting dark fruit esters and faint hops; dry, semi-sweet finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.

3.4
TheBeerGod (6254) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2006
Cask at Max’s. Dark mahogany. Ruby around the edges. Slightly foamy tan head. Nose is nutty, flowery, light caramel and toasty malts. Taste is floral hops, burnt nuts, toasted malts, and caramel. Body is creamy and smooth but light. Finishes with sweet malts, lightly burnt caramel, flowery hops and some nuttiness.


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