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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
Call it whatever you want, we prefer to think of it as a "Double Brown Ale." This hugely malty beer is made from 7 different malts and four hops. It is exceptionally smooth, blending malts, alcohol and hops to create a truly unique drinking experience. Great Western Premium Two Row, 70-80, 95-115, 135-165 L Crystal Malt, Chocolate, Special B and Wheat. It is hopped with Challenger, UK Fuggle, Liberty and East Kent Goldings. It is served unfiltered with an OG of 1.068 and 6.8% ABV. Proprietary Ale Yeast.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
paiste2002 (186) - Saugus, California, USA - AUG 30, 2008
Tap at Port Solana and always a treat to be there. Had this one many times. Dark brown in color with a tan head. Aroma of malt, dark fruit. Flavor is roasted malt, caramel, nutty. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 5, 2008
on draft @ Port Solana beach. Clear, dark amber pour.....light tan head. Nose of some dark fruits, molasses, and caramel malts. Slightly watery but, a good brew overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 10/17/1998
Mode: Firkin
Source: Brewfest, Real Ale Festival

dark brown, strong maut aroma, watery, dry malt flavor, only a hint of bitterness

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 4/10; Flavor: 2/10; Palate: 2/10; Overall: 5/20
Rating: 1.6/5.0
Score: 4
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - JUL 23, 2006
Solana Beach. Aroma of sweet malt, with some underlying plums. Appears a deep red mahogany, with some effervescence, and with a huge head. Flavor is warm, mildly nutty, with underlying red berry. Palate is medium and appropriate. Overall, a very good brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
papajohn (1250) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - APR 23, 2006
On [email protected] Solana: Dark amber brown with a wisp of light tan foam. Aroma is lightly sweet and nutty. Flavor is malty sweet with a hint of cocoa, moderately bitter with a touch of spice. Light to medium bodied and smooth with moderate to lively carbonation. Served way too cold, flavor enhanced as it warmed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shag (2977) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 21, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2004 This is a strong brown ale. A very alcohol and nutty aroma. The appearance is a murky brown. The flavor is very sweet and a bit too much so with some nutmeg, caramel, and sour cherries. This does not hide the alcohol well at all. Its ok in small amounts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - AUG 23, 2004
Couldnt quite get into it after drinking Hop15 for 6 hours. Initially it tasted like a dopple bock, then the yeast mad it taste more Belgian. Had a lot of alcahol to it also. Dark sweet, malty and spicy with some bite to it, sums it up for me

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 19, 2004
Pours a deep brown hue with a slight off-white head with aromas of roasted malt and slight yeast. Mouth feel is meduim to full bodied with the initial mouth taste being belgian-style yeast. The flavor mellows as it warms and other flavors follow suit with brown sugar, roasted malts and a little more yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 18, 2004
Pours with a deep amber brown/mohogany body, topped by a medium thick head with little lacing. The aroma is sweet and malty with notes of spice, yeast and brown sugar. The flvor is very similar with more spicy notes. Medium to full bodied, tingly on the tongue and warming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9765) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2004
Coconuts and brown rum smooth off the sweet spicy nutmeg impersonation and biting endVanilla-coated raisins bathing in light soy sauceTheir friends the figs eagerly share some of their sweetnessAbsurdity can be entertaining for a while

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