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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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2003
Beer pours (in Chimay glass) a dark black liquid when held up to light can be seen through showing a dark brown-red that gives little head unless agitated. When agitated, beer gives a great off-white creamy head that quickly disapates to nothing. Aroma is a rich, rich dark coffee-chocolate, molasses, caramel. Flavor is a medium to strong hops giving way to a dark, rich, burned coffee finish. Very nice. Almost as easy to drink as it is to enjoy. Sampled at 71 degrees Fahrenheit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5446) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2010 Rerate Tons of chocolate, coffee, licorice in both the aroma and flavor - must have gotten a bad bottle 6.5 years ago! Excellent brown ale Original 3.4Found this to be a solid brown ale - it just did not bowl me over. Would make a good session ale. No discernible aroma; thin mouthfeel; dark copper colored appearance. Thin, tight off-white head with a bit of lacing. Decent balance of hops and malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aurelius (4104) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2003
Very deep brown. Malty aroma, lots of roast and caramel. Good hopping and well balanced. I wish I could write more intelligently about this, but I'm in the middle of an argument...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUL 15, 2003
Deep reddish pour, thick head formation. Strong chocolaty and roasted aromas, along with some bubble gum or gluey notes. Sweet nutty, roasted coffee and chocolate on the palate, a little sticky with a cleansing hoppiness. Pretty hearty and warming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2003 This is a unique and creative beer. Decent and balanced dose of both hops and malt. Taste of residual sweetness present. Good and interesting, but not spectacular.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (7976) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2003
Dark brown. Big malty nose full of cake and nuts. Mild coffee flavor with almond flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBB63 (6010) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 12, 2003
Reddish brown hue with very little head or lacing. Roasted malt, caramel, mild coffee, smoky and perfume aroma. Grapefruit like sourness mixed with very sweet malt and brown sugar taste, nutty undertones, smokey and dry aftertaste. Dry and fizzy mouthfeel with a chalky feel. Interesting brew not really fitting any style, but still quite drinkable, grows on you.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3274) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2003
Pretty deep brown color, rapidly diminishing head fades into almost nothing by the end of the beer. Smells initially of brown sugar, but then the bitter malts kick in. The taste reminds me in an odd way of Schmaltz's Alt. There is a touch of sweetness, but then the bitter malts kick in, giving it an almost chocolate flavor. Hops weave through this in an interesting manner. There is also a tang in the aftertaste that is reminiscent of Guinness. The thing that keeps this beer from getting a higher rating is that the aftertaste is completely dominated by this sour acidity. My mouth now tastes like I did a shot of A1 steak sauce.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2003
When first tasting this, I was rather surprised at the hoppy zing prickling my tongue. Looking at the bottle I noticed that this has a bit of IPA in it...interesting for a "brown"...but fair enough. This however grew a bit annoying as the Scotch aspect worked its way into the mix, providing a very musky malt that didn't compliment the hops as well as I would have hoped, in fact it made the hops appear as much more of a stark citrus intrusion then a complimentary addition. I must give my compliments on a reasonably decent attempt at combining all three of these very powerful flavors, it could just use a little tweaking that's all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2003
Dark brown, reddish almost black color. Only a tad bit of head. Aroma is strong of sweet malt, with the carmel scent much like a scottish ale. Flavor is nicely hopped, yet has a good balace of hops. Nothing to distinctive about this, but damn good tho.

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