jondr72 (11) - Wyckoff, New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hoppy and malty with strong alcohol taste. Definately has a chocolate taste. Needs more refinement
cathcacr (642) - Oregon, USA - JAN 22, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2005 Neh. A rather weird concoction, all coming out fairly indistinct even if decently solid. I have an idea, let’s take a porter, a pilsener, a double bock, a touch of nut brown ale, and throw it all together and see what we get! It might be better than this, I really don’t know. I guess you’d have to try it and find out. Maybe a Black and Tan would do just fine. This one really doesn’t taste like anything in particular. Gotta little bit of everything. I have a fitting name for it: Dogfish Head Wee Heavy Doppelator Imperial Irish Dark Amber Brown Vienna AleLager.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not a big fan of the style...until this one. Rich roasted flavor, with a strong brown sugar or molasses/caramel flavor. Can see myself downing a few of these in an evening very pleasantly. I must admit, in a blind taste test, I’d probably have called this a Porter or even a mild Stout.
joshpiledean (315) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear medium brown pour, with a fluffy white head, some nice lace and initially fairly well carbonated. Lightly roasted malt, maple tones, and some strong hop and light alcohol notes. Momentarily sweet, fading to a decent hop bitterness, and ends with a strange sweet/bitter feel with some alcohol showing up. Body is kinda light, not nearly as weighty as I expected, but not too thin. Overall a pretty interesting bew, but kinda hard to really get in to. I get so confuddled sometimes!
oldno7 (137) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with no head. Has very little aroma of malt and a nice flavor of malt and brown sugar.
osmg95 (44) - Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This Brown ale confuses me a bit. I just finished a Dogfish Chicory Stout and except for the Chicory and a bit more hops, I’m seeing the same beer. Burnt coffee flavor, chocolate. The hops are certainly not hiding in this brown ale. A bit too sweet for me. Nothing wrong here except perhaps originality.
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown pour, slightly off-white head. Malty nose, but then the taste is overcome by the hops. It’s very thick in texture for as hoppy as it is, but a very enjoyable beer. It’s a shame it’s not available in NC. Well described by the brewer
IMtheOptimator (1162) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - JAN 15, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured brown with some red hues, with a fizzy off-white head. Aroma is sweet malt with an edge of hopes. Tastes starts with malt but quickly dissolves to a dry hop bitterness. This was much hoppier than I expected, and quite frankly not as enjoyable as I’d hoped.
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 15, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I liked the more unique flavors of this brew, definately an original. I always find myself comoparing one beer to another but I was pleasantly surprised with this. The commercial description is very true to well, the truth, so I would just say to read that...my experience exactly. very good!
hobgoblin (163) - St-Épiphane, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Redish deep brown color, with a tan head that goes off quickly. Smeels like brown sugar and malt and something i cant figure out (leather). Well hoped, taste like brown sugar a a hint of grapefruit and the alcohol is srtong on the finish (7.2%) and this beer makes my mouth dry. Nice beer but nothing extraordinary.
Cette biere est d’un brun tres fonce, presque noire, avec des reflets rouge mais, sont collet est tres mince et disparait rapidement. Odeur de malt et et de sucre (cassonade) et quelque cuose comme le cuir, je nai pu determiner ce que c’etait. Au gout, elle a une bonne amertume, cassonade et un gaout assez prononcer qui s’apparente au pamplemousse mais, l’alcool est tres presente (7.2%) en fin de bouche et cette biere donne tres soif (dry). C’est bien mais rien d’extraordinaire.