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RATINGS: 2423   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sbrewno (49) - Frankfort, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2004
Dark brown pour with a fair head. Aroma like choclate. Thick, lingering first sip. This one is strong. Roasted enough to border on a porter? Great flavor, complex blend of malt and hops. A very, very good ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2004
Bottle pours a red brown color with a nice off white head and not much in residual lace. The aroma is sweet, a touch roasted, and nice hops. The flavor his me as drier than expected, somewhat roasted, and with a lingering bitter finish. The body has an almost Belgian cleansing quality. Overall, not bad at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - NOV 22, 2004
All in all, I’m not a huge fan of Brown ales. This one was above average for sure. With a strong presence of Coffee and raisins (lesser Browns, in my opinion, suffer from tasting too much like Bosco!) there’s a nice roastiness in the nose. Subtle, sweet finish with nice presence of caramel or molasses.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - NOV 21, 2004
Bottle - nice deep chocolatey aroma. Deep brown, almost purple with light shining through. Beautifully tightly bubbled beige head. Delicious. Malty, chocolatey. Soft on the palate. This is a very nice beer!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2004 Dogfish Head seems to have a monopoly on the "overpriced beer" market. This stuff is mediocre at best, and at $9 for a sixer, I damn sure expected more. Big disappointment, but much better than that putrid Raison d’Etre.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - NOV 11, 2004
If I only had one word to describe this beer, it’d be "rich." But, I’ll throw in a few more for good measure. Extremely dark brown with ruby highlights and a thin, tan head. Nice malty aroma. The flavor is, well, rich. Extremely malty with hints of toasted nut, coffee, chocolate ... bitter hoppiness, too. If it had been a blind test, I would’ve said this was a porter ... and a damned good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2004
A thick light brown head over a dark brown, ruby tinted beer. Has a sticky lace as well. Rich malty aroma, molasses, dates, demerara sugar and some warm spiciness. A touch of toasty aroma as well. Very full-bodied beer. Sweet malts, dates, toasted nuts, a touch of chocolate, leather, and toast. A touch of bitterness on the finish, but not as hoppy as I was expecting. Alcohol is perceptable but nicely warming. Reminds me of some Czech dunkels even though it is clearly an ale. Why is this a brown ale and not a dubbel?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2004
Roasted malt nose with hints of caramel. A bit sweet up front with hints of chocolate malt. Traces of hops in the middle, with a malty smooth finish. Excellent brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hershiser2 (1569) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2008 Deep brown, tiny frothy head. Smells sweet, but also very ordinary. Roasted and toasted bready flavor, somewhat like burnt toast. Nothing overly appealing, but not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BCAR (222) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2004
Very malty nose with a creamy, spotted head. I have to get past the deepmalt to notice the hops, but they are there. Excellent for this time of year. Alcohol is tasted as it should be, but not overdone. Small bitterness on the finish, but well balanced. Very nice brown.

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