A classic staple in Smuttynose’s year-round lineup, this is a robust and flavorful brown ale that offers rich notes of roasted malt, fresh caramel, toasted pecan, brown bread, molasses and a touch of cocoa on the nose and mouth. As it warms, subtle spiced black-cherry and sassafras accents unfold in the background, adding complexity to the palate and lifting the sweet-malt core. The mouthfeel is smooth and slick, with a tea-like bitterness that lifts the finish and keeps the palate refreshed.
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