jsnicholas (58) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2014 Bottle (12 oz): comes in six packs. Very nice brown ale that is a regular in my frig.
Smokey taste with a slight scotch finish.
6/21/14: Dropped the rating slightly after a few more. The smokey taste is sometimes almost burnt. Coffee taste also present.
JanLaursen (2985) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaske, 355 ml. Mahognybrun. Maltet næse. Sødlig opvaskevand. Letristet malt. Brød. Chocolade. Ikke dårlig eller ublanceret, men vil alt for meget på een gang - ofte et problem med Dogfish Head. Kedelig prog-øl.
LiMuBai (154) - - MAY 12, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent brew. Has a sweet, malty aroma with a slight hint of hops. Great color brown that is as clear as brown can get. The flavor slowly creeps across your toungue and leaves a light bitter finish.
BeerTrek (9) - - MAY 11, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Belmont Station. While I despise the IPA label being reassigned to any hoppy beer from red to brown, I am willing to forgive Dogfish Head both due to their brewing excellence and the fact that despite the ’pale’ in IPA it historically most likely resembled the blood-red brown of this beer, Carmel-colored with thick head and dark lace. Alcohol, dark berries, and earthy hops in the nose, thick and slightly-cloying mouthfeel with rich malt, alcohol esters, and back-tongue bitterness in the middle, and eatery-fruity malt and satisfying bitterness at the end, finishing in malt rather than citrus or astringent. Excellent example of a historical IPA, regardless of label.
nickel (227) - - MAY 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown in color. Aroma of hops and roasted malt. Interesting mix. Taste is fruity and caramel. Slightely bitter aftertaste
liquidbread86 (35) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark with slight head. Sweet aroma. Reminds me of a coffee stout. Not quite a true scotch ale, but not bad.
esp0r (1890) - NORWAY - MAY 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the daje reaches 2000 ratings session
Pours dark brown with a big tanned head. Smell of caramel, burnt sugar, some dusty hops and dark malts. Medium sweet, burnt sugar and caramel, some spices and hints of dark fruits. Moderate bitter finish. A very nice take on the brown ale style
Splitenz (329) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Americans, they have revitalized so many beers over the years, you’re forgiven if you forget to mention the Brown Ale in all the "confusion". A lovely brown with a brown sugar type malt, meeting loads of hops, this is so well balanced and clever, it scares me away from ever daring to try brewing myself. If I had made this, I’d named it after that most amazing of bands, Rolling Stones masterpiece, Brown Sugar.
wxman (1386) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear, but very dark garnet brown with a full rocky light tan head. Aroma is coffee and bitter chocolate. Taste is big but well balanced, with sweet caramel malt, coffee, chocolate, molasses and a nice hoppiness that is not too bitter. Good effort.
Ester_ (92) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown color with a little bit of foam. Aromas of malt, burned caramel and hazelnut. Taste of caramel, hazelnut, malt and hop bitterness. Couleur brune avec un peu de mousse. Arômes de malt, caramel brûlé et noisette. Saveurs de caramel, noisette, malt et amertume de houblon.