Lubiere (9765) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown ale with thick light brown head.Caramel aroma with light floral hops. More pronouncer torrefied malt with nuts, and pleasant bitterness. Woody notes in the end. Nice bodied beer, well balanced and pleasant.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Creamy off-white head on a clear dark mahogany body. Aroma is nice... a bit of maple, coffee-like malt, and a touch of hops. Flavor is a good enough brown ale. Sweet dull coffee, piney hops. Kind of a creamy palate. Good all around beer.
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2004 Deep auburn in color with a durable, fluffy off-white head. Aroma of lightly roasted malt, brown sugar and mild background hops. Smooth mouthfeel due to body and restrained carbonation. Toasty malt tones dominate flavor with a medium pleasant bitter hop finish. A very interesting combination of styles which I think DFH pulls of quite admirably. 7.2% alcohol shows a mild warming effect. Good Stuff!!
BUrunner (92) - Indiana, USA - MAY 20, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark red-brown color with a good head. Clean malty smell. Fills and warms the mouth. Taste of roasted malts and caramel with significant hops to really add character. Good beer.
thedm (4924) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAY 19, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2007 Original Rating 4-4-6-4-2
Fort Wayne Ale Fest 2004. This bottled brew poured a small head of finely sized light brown colored mostly diminishing bubbles that left behind a good lacing. The body was softly carbonated transparent and brown colored. The aroma was mild with malty notes and the mouth feel was smooth mildly tingly and left a finish of lingering malts and hops. OK, but not as good as I had expected form such a wonderful brewer as DFH.
cubedbee (10) - USA - MAY 18, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep brownish red color with thick lasting head. Aroma is predominantly malty. Very nice balance to this beer with a slight aftertaste of the hops. Excellent beer overall.
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A good dark pour with a lasting tan head. Perhaps over hopped, the malt tastes of the barley and the caramel of the brown sugar didn’t come through. I should have been forewarned by the India in the title. The aftertaste was that of the hops
Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2004 Bottled from 157th Street bodega-Pours Dark Brown good head mAlty start sweet alcohol finish. good F’n Beer
roder60 (1282) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2004 Excellent excellent beer. Im very surprised it wasnt rated higher. As the description says, its a cross between an IPA and a scotch ale and the balance is remarkable. Pours dark brown with a brown sugar/chocolatety aroma. Good chocolate molases taste offset with a unique hoppy finish. I love this beer. Wish i had more.
ross (2075) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAY 14, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
ahhhh another dfh beer. and this one doesnt disappoint either. one thing i like about their beers, is they make virtually no attempt to conceal the alcohol. this one is no exception to the rule. brown color, sweet malty smell, and of course- hoppy tasting. the alcohol is noticable, and this brown ale is wonderful. im glad i was able to score a sixer in maine, since i cant buy this shit in NC.