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RATINGS: 52   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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3.3
altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2016
Can from Beer and Wine. Dark caramel body with medium, receding head. Nose is oaks, toffee and caramel. Taste is hops intermingled with roastier notes, of malts, caramel and resin. Buttery finish. Enjoyable.

2.9
notalush (5883) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2012
I liked this one at first - up front, there is a nice crispness to the malt profile, and a bright fruitiness from the hops - then, through the middle, it starts to get a bit sweet, with notes of fruit, toffee, treacle - not bad, but getting a little less enjoyable - then, the alcohol comes on very strong, especially in the finish, leaving a lightly medicinal notes - starts strong, but disappoints in the end.

2.6
snoworsummer (5780) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 6, 2013
With Tim. On tap at Pratt Street Ale House. Strong flavor, obviously English style. Nice color, very little head. OK.

3.4
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 20, 2008
Dark copper brown with a fizzy tan head. Faint malty aroma. Crisp citrus malt and molasses taste.

3.5
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 3, 2006
Draught @ The Wharf Rat in Baltimore Brown amber, light head and lacing. Nose of caramel, nice and rich, some hops. It has that vegetal garbagey smell though. The flavor is a little sweet; fruity raisin

3.1
Aurelius (5382) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2006
Candied, dark malty, acidic, moderately sweet. Finishes bitter and slightly salty. Some woodiness, some soapiness. Slightly chalky finish, which is bitter, but still acidic. Aroma was faint. Good but a bit off balance somehow. Dull chocolate in the finish.

2.8
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2011
On cask at Columbia Firehouse. Served in a 3 Lions Pint Glass. Pour yields a dark brown brew that’s not at all transparent. Thin tan head with a bit of lacing. The nose brings some semi-sweet malt as well as a bit of caramel, brown sugar, and some dry earth. Almost woody. The taste is along similar lines with a bit of sweetness coming through from the malt, but then the backend is comprised of an earthy, woody presence that is oddly bitter and presents itself as almost tannic in nature. Drinkability suffers a bit because of this, though overall it wasn’t bad. Serving type: cask Reviewed on: 02-17-2011

3.4
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2010
Tap. Thick lasting head on dark amber. Quiet scent. Flavour is strong alcohol, sweet malt and strongish hops. Alcohol and sweet toffee finish.

1.6
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2012
hazy red-brown, thin cream head, moderate lacing. Vine nose, green and woody, light bubblegum. Flavor show chocolate, spice, tomato, emerging into extreme burnt sugar finish with sweet marshmallow finish.

2.8
reggiedunlop (3725) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Pours a dark amber with a medium lt tan head. Aroma has a cheap roasty/nuttiness and a hint of burnt toffee. Flavor follows suit but steps up the toffee and adds that earthy bitterness for balance...slight booziness...muddled. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with a dry earthy/burnt toffee finish.


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