daveshawley (25) - Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow... in one word. This one surprised me. Pours a gorgeous deep brown with a quickly dissipating head. The aroma is rich caramel with a toasted nutty smell. This is what I would expect from an oaked stout. The taste is complex with a nice bitter with a good hint of alcohol warmth. The body is much thicker than I expected. Chewy. There is some carbonation but not much. The finish is a pleasant bitter followed up by a nice reminder of the ABV. Let me repeat my opening ... wow. I bought this as an "extra" in a craft pack. I think that I will be finding a 6 of this shortly.
Cristobal37 (308) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - MAR 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lately I’ve really been into Indian Red Ales so maybe I picked this up at the wrong time. I love a good brown, but this combo just didn’t do it for me in the end. It’s a nice beer, but it probably would have been nicer with less of a hop character. Tasty anyways just not my favorite mash-up.
rdixon77 (1199) - Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Old rating. Hazy brown pour. Roasted malts, coffee, caramel, with some hop brightnessz balance isn't entirely in check, but still an interesting decent brown.
bartzluke (41) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 pour from refrigerated bottle into a Spiegelau stout glass. Allowed to warm for a bit. Strong last. Moderate lacing and fairly strong retention. Brown or maybe dark ruby. Mostly opaque-- a tiny bit of transparency. Carbonation looks good. Nose is sugary, malty, and a little woody. Mouthfeel is a little weak, but mostly creamy. Taste is awesome. Scotch ale sweetness, brown ale maltiness, and a nice hoppy bitterness at the end. A bit of coffee and molasses. There?s a lot going on-- a bit hard for me to dissect the flavors. Great complexity.
bigben873 (153) - Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
March Madness 2015 - A nice brown ale but a really sour finish that is overpowering. So much potential but it doesn’t work for me.
ludhaber (85) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
March madness 2015. The aroma is not strong with coffee the most dominant contributor. The ale itself is smooth with good roasted malt notes. The roasted malt and hops work together nicely. The finish is not overly bitter.
dpgjrnhcraftbrew (36) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 20, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really decent brown ale with great caramel look, smell, and taste. Off white head sticks around with lacing all the way down. Really enjoyed this Dogfish Head version.
Yorker (1466) - Herning, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
35 cl bottle @ home. Pours clear reddish brown with a white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are toffee, caramel, and dried fruit - with a slightly dry finish.
willisread (407) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Mitsuya’s poured into a tulip pint. Pours a dark chocolate brown color with a big beige head. Nice lacing. Sorghum, brown sugar, prune, currants and roasted grain on the nose. Nice creamy mouthfeel. Medium bodied leaning to the sweet side of the palate. As it warms up the fruit really stands out. Really solid brown ale.
hopwine (472) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose is dark bread/sweet. Flavor is same plus orange marmalade, mild citrus rind, roast, nutty, caramel accents, pine accents. Solid.
cargo150 (891) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Couleur brune foncé avec un col beige respectable. Aromes de noix,caramel,herbes,café. Respectable mais rien d’incroyable!