BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fairly thin tan head on a ruby brown body. Smells of caremalized sugar, honey, and a bit of coffee. Taste is of highly roasted coffee, bakerís chocolate, and toasted bread. Not much carbonation here, goes down smooth and silky, which isnt a bad thing. Nice beer to sip on, but not really one Iíd buy again, I guess im just not fond of beers with low carbonation.
duke33 (69) - Eldersburg, Maryland, USA - JUL 11, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Only had this once, but it was quite good. I thought the head was a little flat for my liking, but the chocolate and coffee tastes were extremely good for a brown ale.
However, i must take exception to Dogfishí description that says it a cross of a scotch ale. I didnít see much of a resemblance to a scotch ale, as this wasnít as sweet as a scotch ale, but maybe itís just me.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 7, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Calling this one simply a brown ale doesnít give it the credit it deserves. Pours brown with a tan head. Smells of coffee, chocolate, dark chocolate, raisins, prunes, and cherries waft through almost immediately. Taste is of honey with a slightly citrussy finish.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - JUL 7, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown with reds on the edge and a fluffy tan head. Aroma is very roasty. Chocolate toasted and a hint of coffee malts. Very quick hit of sweetness followed by lingering roast coffee and chocolate.
radiomgb (2505) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brown in colour with a tan coloured head. The aroma was of mild chocolate, some roasted malts and caramel. The flavour was of chocolate malt, roasty and toasty, slight toffee sweetness. Medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes with a lingering bitterness, slightly dry. Nice.
TomDecapolis (4617) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUN 30, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2007 Pours a deep brown with amber amber highlights, tan foamy head which stuck around and laced the glass. Sweet smell of molasses, toasted malts, nuts and hint sof citurs. Tastes of coffee, roasted malts, brown sugar and molasses. Some pine, hop bitterness and flavor. Overall another fine beer from Dogfish Head.
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 28, 2005
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Bottle] Strong malt flavor, sweet at first, then more coffee/molasses emerges. Excellent overall, as with most DFHís. Iíll more than likely buy this again.
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A nice dark brown color. Malty and nutty flavor. Not my favorite DFH beer but itís a nice one. Itíll keep you nice and warm with the alcohol.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2007 pour dark amberish with a nice lasting head, smell of roated malts, good body and a decent bite, i was a little disappointed by it, yet it is still drinkable.
Zeswaft (1466) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2007 Dark brown and no head. Smells like roasted malt and coffee. Tastes like a cross between a Brown ale and a porter with an alcohol bite on the after taste. mediocre. I donít know where they get the IPA thing from. I wish there were some IPA elements. It gets a little better as it warms up
Rerate. This is quite fantastic. A very rich and syrupy flavor. Lots of chocolate and coffee. So thick and sweet Iíd put it closest to an imperial stout. a good amount of hopiness. man, this is good. a nice substitute for an impy stout if you donít want the high abv or calories but still want the flavor.