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RATINGS: 2398   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Indian Brown Ale A cross between a Scotch Ale, an I.P.A, and an American Pale, this beer is well hopped and malty at the same time. It is brewed with Aromatic Barley and caramelized brown sugar. - 50 IBU available year round, bottles & draft - Descriptors: Notes of molasses, coffee, ginger, raisinettes, chocolate


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kevin (2155) - New Mexico, USA - FEB 9, 2005
tap at the saucer. a very dark brown with a thick head that ran for the hills quick. aroma is odd like an acorn or something oakey yet wet smelling. taste reminds me of the raison d’etre. a bit of sweetness and some caramel. slight doughy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tejas (928) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2005 Can’t put my finger on it but it smells somewhat odd. Borders on Porter qualities as far as flavors go. Smokier than other Brown Ales I’ve tried. Also, not as sweet. It’s missing that familiar nutty flavor that I"m used to in Brown Ales. Nevertheless, It is drinkable & smooth.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2005 This pours very dark brown with a nice but diminishing tan head. This brew is like a light porter with some hop presence. There’s a light bitter upfront and a trail with a bit of nuttiness, plumb, and chocolate. This is good for a brown ale, but it mostly served to bore me as just another "pretty good" micro. Nothing is too special about this one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElGaucho (2299) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2005 Bottle. Dry, bittersweet chocolate aroma. Dark, ruby red. Average-sized off-white head. Mostly diminishing. Not much in the way of lace. Nice sharp flavor. Some chalk. Good punch. Alcohol is relatively subdued. Hides any flaws if there are any. Consumed at Jax 5th Ave. Deli & Ale House in Orlando. Oh, and btw, I really like the metallic pastel colors of DFH’s bottle caps. Their label art leaves something to be desired, but the caps really make me want to dig into the beer.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (6428) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2005
Bouteille de 12 oz achetée au Beverage Warehouse à Winooski, VT. Arôme: Odeur de caramel brûlé. Apparence: Couleur brune. Petit col beige. Légère dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel brûlé et d’alcool. Forte présence d’houblon. Arrière goût moyen. Palette: Corps léger, texture mince. Carbonisation moyenne. Arrière goût de brûlé. (Rating #72)

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jondr72 (11) - Wyckoff, New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2005
Hoppy and malty with strong alcohol taste. Definately has a chocolate taste. Needs more refinement

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cathcacr (643) - Oregon, USA - JAN 22, 2005
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2005
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joshpiledean (316) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2005
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!

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldno7 (137) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2005
Pours dark brown with no head. Has very little aroma of malt and a nice flavor of malt and brown sugar.


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