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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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - NOV 29, 2007
Clear dark amber body with a small creamy off-white head. The nose is lightly sweet and vinous with caramel and plum. The flavor is lightly sweet with spicy herbal hops, raisins and brown sugar. Medium/full body is soft with moderate carbonation and a warm finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (3088) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2009
Very well done. Nice dark amber with a good head. Aroma of malt, hops, maybe some nuttiness in there. Flavor is sweet malt with a nice hop balance. Dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (3015) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 3, 2009
Light aroma. Goldish color with decent head. A run of the mill pale in my consideration.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Brown-orange, white head. Aroma is caramel, toast. Taste is toast, bitter, woody, caramel.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
MadRobin (2923) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - MAY 3, 2015
On cask at The Ale House Columbia. Clear, dark mahogany wins thin, creamy tan head and excellent lacing. Aroma of booze, butterscotch, licorice, red grapes and a little roasted malt. Taste of booze, butterscotch, nuts, floral hops, red grapes, licorice and roasted malt. This has a reasonable complex, but not especially pleasant taste. Full/medium body and low (cask) carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 19, 2013
On tap at their pub. Amber pour thin tan head. Alcohol up front. Slightly tart. Some licorice. Slightly sweet. Somewhat bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (2515) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Pours a finger and half of head on a dark brown body. The aroma is dark dry grains. The taste is caramel, muted apricot sweetness, molasses with a long tingle finish. The texture is crisp and fizzy. It has great flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - APR 14, 2007
(draught at Wharf Rat Fells Point) Dark brown with hints of red. Sweet malt aroma. Flavor is roast malt, not as sweet as aroma, caramel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boto (2178) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - DEC 28, 2007
Draught in Inner Harbor location: This one pours a clear, light brown color. There was a small off-white head on it. The aroma was a bit milder than expected. There was some caramel malts, as well as a touch of nuttiness. The taste is a bit better. It has a rich, malt taste. There was some nuttiness, as well as some fruits in the background. Not sweet at all. Smooth and well balanced. Nice.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Way too much anise for my taste. Albeit i didnt read the description and wasnt ready for it i just thought it was very one dimensional. I think i also had it on cask.


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