TaktikMTL (6860) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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)
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 (646) - 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 (316) - 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) - Ohio, 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 (1164) - 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!