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RATINGS: 511   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An American brown ale brewed with loads of hops from start to finish (it’s hoppy and beautifully bitter). Amarillo hops in the boil provide a spicy citrusy bitterness. Saaz dry hops in the fermentor provide a refined flowery aroma. These hops are supported by a grain bill of seven varieties of malt.

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3.3
aracauna (3606) - Georgia, USA - SEP 4, 2006
Pours a dark ruby brown body with a large, long-lasting foamy head. The aroma is nutty malts. The flavor is actually a little on the dry side. It’s a bit overcarbonated which covers up some of the flavor. Not bad, but could use a little less carbonation.

3
notalush (5878) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2006
Bottle from ross - brown/copper pour with substantial head - somewhat weak aroma of roasted nuts, cocoa and a dried herb quality - dry and moderately bitter, with hints of cocoa, caramel, hazelnut - finishes even more dry, with some burnt coffee in the background, a touch of wood - not a bad effort, but not something I would seek out again.

3.2
Enniskillen (2055) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 2, 2006
Color is brown with a 1/4 inch tan head. Aroma is mainly caramel, a bit nutty with a slight bit of chocolate. Taste is a bit chocolatey, with slight butterscotch and caramel, and a light tinge of coffee. Mouthfeel is slightly on the fizzy side but ok.

3.4
IrishBoy (4200) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 2, 2006
Bottle from Ross! Thanks! Nose of caramel, chocolate and a little coffee. Transparent dark brown with a large tan head; Bitter hop flavor with some coffee notes. Smells different than it tastes.

3.3
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - SEP 1, 2006
Bottled. Sweet malts in the aroma with some chocolate notes. It may be just my imagination, but as with all D.R. beers, I thought I detected a little lactose like they put in their milk stout. I didn’t get the hops that they claim, but I may try this one again- perhaps my bottle was old. This had a nice full body, especially for a brown ale. As for appearance, it was as pretty as they come. A nice lasting tan head nestled into the deep mahogany body.

3.2
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2006
Bottle thanks to Ross! Thanks! Pours deep brown liquid, topped with a one inch off white foam that lasts. Zero lace. Aromas of Czech hops with milk chocolate, roasted barley, almonds. Tastes like sweet nuts covered in milk chocolate. There is also soft, subtle spicy hop component, lasting through to the finish. Semi sweet nutty aftertaste. These guys seem to tackle styles that aren’t that easy to make, and do it well enough, that I’d buy it in stores if I could. Great! Thanks Ross!

3.5
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2006
12oz bottle from my brother-in-law’s beer of the month delivery! - Pours dark brown with a pretty nice tan head that stays well and laces the sides of the glass. Aromas of nuts, caramel, some chocolate, and some roasted malts. Flavor is al of the aroma plus some hops on the finish that were there for a reason. Decent bitter finish to a sweet malty nutbrown. Palate is creamy and pretty full bodied. Very nice for the style!

3.4
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 28, 2006
A transluscent, red hued brown color with a thick, well sustained, lacing, tan head. Aroma is toasty caramel, lots of green hop, a subtle winyness, milky, nutty, dark fruit aroma. Flavor is a very robust American brown ale. The aroma components are there but are overshadowed by a strong, drying cocoa, big green hop, bitterness, and a long acidity. This is a great, complex, brown ale, just a little to big for me.

3.4
droopy49 (97) - Lancaster, California, USA - JUL 22, 2006
12 oz bottle courtesy of Suttree. This poured a amber/brown color with a long lasting head. Aroma was a good mix of roasted malt with some subtle citrus hop notes. Smooth flavor, almost tasted like a porter but with a mild hop bite. Of the few brown ale’s I’ve had, this ranks high up there.

1.7
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 15, 2006
Poured brown with a tan head. Aroma was musty and earthy (mostly dirt). Flavor had a hint of chocolate, but was mostly earthy tasting. Again soil was the dominant flavor. Bland and dry.


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