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RATINGS: 208   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - DEC 28, 2012
On draught at Pelican Pub. A good balance of dark malt notes and a decent bittering from the hops.


3.9
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 6, 2017
Poured into a mug, the appearance was a deep dark ruby red almost brown color. Finger’s worth of white foamy head that slid off at a moderate pace. The aroma had some soft sweet nuts, light chocolate brownie, black pepper and wood. The flavor leaned towards the sweet side at first and then brought in a nice bready sweetness to follow into the aftertaste. Slight bready to woody finish. The feel was about medium bodied with a nice semi-smooth dry glimmering feel. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt appropriate. Overall, pretty nice brown ale, slightly different than what I’m used to. Worthy of more pours.

2.9
batneil (719) - - NOV 21, 2016
Very dark colour, almost the appearance of a porter. Slightly disappointing that the flavours don’t match the strong appearance. Nicely drinkable, but lacks a little punch. (K)

3.9
ALLOVATE (3015) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2015
Another gem from my new top of the pops brewer. At just on cool and into a snifter. Looks the ducks nuts. Deepest ruby chestnut and brilliant with a good two inches of lasting off-white mess that leaves a thick lace. Soft and subtle roasted nut brownie nose with licks of pumpernickel, camphor, peppery spice, mace and driftwood. On the palate it doesn’t sway much. Beautifully malty, nutty and woody with a light glimmer of hop. Wonderfully drinkable; this is that beer that you order pint after pint without thought for after work drinks and, kebab in hand, stagger home afterwards. Medium bodied as it warms. Rich milk chocolate comes through amidst plenty of roasted, nutty malt, Nutty, roasty, toasty finish is long and matched by an earthiness that balances the chocolate notes. Creamy and soft. Extremely sessionable. Brilliant brown ale that might even convert the haters. Lovely!! (6.2% ABV, 1pint, 6fl.Oz, no date stamp, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

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Ferris (15311) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2015
Draft - The lightest amount of dark malt. Clear copper with a decent beige head. Light twig and a bit of toast.

3.2
jkwood04 (5448) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 27, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Pours brown with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel and pale malts, light toffee, light bitterness, and some dough. Flavor the same with an off note on finish. Average texture. Not the best brown ale, but not awful.

3.7
mkel07 (5983) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle from Wine Emporium, Newstead, 260615. Pours with a thick deep head of tan foam. Reddish brown colour with a strong biscuity malt flavour that fills the mouth with joy.

3.6
dresden (1581) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUN 24, 2015
Red brown and clear with big had. Piney hop aroma, some roast aims. Slight bitter code flavours, hoppy, a bit harsh. Good

3.6
Drake (13738) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Bomber from Winooski Beverage Warehouse. Clear mahogany, large foamy off-white head, good retention. Aroma of grainy malt, nuts, stone fruits. The taste is caramel, toasted malt, chocolate, stone fruits, cherries. Medium bodied, decent balance.

3.8
gam (3930) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24, 2015
Big beige head dark brown pour medium carbonation aromas earthy chocolate caramel fruit grain the flavours caramel cocoa chocolate earthy goodness toffee mild bitter nutty touch the finish good ale like the malts earthiness sweetness goes down so well this ale

3.6
RussianDragon (578) - - MAY 14, 2015
22 oz bottle shared by Margaret, thanks! Pours a clear dark caramel with fading off white head. Aroma is sweet caramel and toffee and biscuit malt. Flavor is same with mild hop complexity. Solid malty finish.


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