RATINGS: 206   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
A dark brown color, with a balanced aroma of roasted malts and Northwest-grown hops. The sweetness of the ale, crystal, and chocolate malts blend beautifully with the assertive flavors of Cascade and Mt. Hood hops.

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oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
Bottled. Dark amber/copper coloured, small beige head. Bitterish fruity aroma with malty and spicy notes. Spicy flavour with hints of fruits and hops growing in finish. Sweetish aftertaste and sticky palate. Appleish aftertaste.

TBone (17676) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
Bottled, alc. 6.0%
Dark brown, small creamy off-white head. Malty, a bit chocolaty and roasted hoppy. Chocolaty, roasted, very stout-like flavor. A bit watery for 6% beer.

pilsnerrogge (2958) - Finspång, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2005
(Bottle) Dark amber. Ok head. Hoppy aroma. Hop and caramel flavour. Goes down easy.

rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2005
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2005) Amber with a small head. Aroma from chocolate, cocoa and vanilla. Hoppy flavor with some chocolate. Quite pleasant bitterness in the finish.

11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JUL 23, 2005
Tap. Clear brown colored with a hint of red. Good malt aroma with just hints of chocolate, coffee. big hops in aroma; citric, floral. There is a bit of a clash with malt and hop in aroma. Seems to produce a janitorial smell that I can’t really describe. This, however, is the hoppiest brown ale that I have ever come across. I must be back in the Northwest. Perhaps out of style but a very nice brown ale.

SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - JUL 7, 2005
Bomber. Dark, dark mahogany and clear and creates a monster head. The first thing you notice is the strong initial grassy hops aroma, which gives way to a sweeter nose of caramel and brown sugar. As it warms, the aroma becomes weaker. The first sip hits your tongue with a smooth, sweet maltiness which is quickly greeted by a dry hoppiness to balance it off perfectly. For a brown ale, it has a rather full mouthfeel. It finishes very smooth and (hoppy) dry. Very well balanced and very drinkable. If I didn’t live 3000 miles away, this would become my new session beer of choice.

mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2005
2005 AIBA Sample. Dark amber with small head. Sweet aroma and flavour in the beginning, some bitterness at the end. Obviously less than their APA. Good but this shouldn’t be anyone’s Grand Champion.

omhper (25243) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2005
Draught at AIBA, Melbourne. Dark brownish amber with rich, creamy head. Lychee aroma. Medium sweet and fairly light bodied- Pleasantly hop aromatic with a salty finish that holds medium biterness. Not spectacular or overpowering in anyway, but thoroughly well balanced and made.

BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 28, 2005
A great beer. I really liked this beer. This beer had a great flavor that added tot he color. It was ahrd to believe this was a dark beer.

MontyRXR (3) - USA - MAY 26, 2005 does not count
Pours dark brown, no head, rich aroma full of nuts and a hint of coffee. Very malty start, yet turns bitter quickly, and remains especially bitter at the finish. Hoppy thoughout. Not a bad beer per se, but also not what I had expected, and not a beer I’d drink again.

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