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RATINGS: 2454   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopsformyHips (113) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - NOV 30, 2004
Very Big light brown head, tart dark fruit aroma and roastedness. Minor hoppy bite at the end but overall a roasted malt flavor.

   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 (9169) - 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 (1802) - 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.

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