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RATINGS: 2423   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

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a very dark chestnut color. The head is a two finger mocha shade. It has a wonderfully soft texture, and as it fades away, leaves behind plenty of lacing on the glass. S: I don’t really pick up a ton of hops...at first. There’s a pleasant wave of brown sugar, nuts, and chocolate at first. Hops build up as it unravels in the glass, revealing both piny and herbal qualities. Maybe even a touch of mint. I must say, the hops are VERY well integrated within the maltier aspects of the aroma. T: Aye...this is a bit of a letdown next to the nose. Subdued hops open this up - providing notes of grapefruit, mint, and pine - and roll all the way to the back end, being propped up by caramel, toffee, brown sugar, and faint chocolate. This malt backbone builds up on the finish, slowly but gradually. My problem here is that it seems like a cross between a boring IPA and a boring brown ale - it hybridizes the two styles well enough, but comes off blandly. When people rag on ’balanced’ brews, this is exactly what they’d rag on. Actually, come to think of it, since it’s too sweet, that would make it imbalanced... M: It finishes rather sweet, and unfortunately, the hops don’t really dry it out as much as I’d like. Even worse, it lacks the creaminess I like out of most sweetish brews. For that reason, it’s hard to drink. On the plus side, there’s no remote hint of harshness in the feel. O: It’s not a bad beer. Nor is it interesting, complex, or subtly executed. Basically this is just another average brown ale, only with a hint of hops. I say it’s well worth a try for those who like this style, but I won’t be back for this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fellebag (1217) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2015
Bottle 12fl.oz. Small light brown head leaving. Dark brown clear color. Aroma is berries, chocolate, leather, sugary leaves and wood. Taste is sweet of berries and sugar. Hops still very present.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
R4N5H (409) - SINGAPORE - NOV 14, 2015
Draught at the Beavertown Brewery taproom on 26-Sep-2015 as part of the Rainbow Project. Good brown colour with a tan coloured bead. Softly carbonated. Flavour of caramel, coffee, malt and hops. A really nice imperial brown ale with a lot of flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kvv104 (34) - - NOV 10, 2015
Bottle. Pours very dark brown with a cloudy head. Smells like burnt caramel. Taste a bit of coffee with a dark roast aftertaste. Mouth feel was okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewHaMeister (323) - - OCT 26, 2015
12oz bottle poured right down my gullet. Aromas of brown ale roastiness, chocolate malt, and caramel. Mild to medium bitter. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weordie (479) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2015
Keg at craftbeercalling. Pours black with a decent foamy head. Coffee and roasted malts aroma. Strong roasted malts, some chicory and a hint of fresh brewed coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quick3Beers (524) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 23, 2015
Pours a dark brown from a bottle. Aroma of espresso and molasses, flavor similar except brown sugar added into the mix. Wish I was tasting those raisinets, that sounds interesting, but I’m just not getting it. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
G_Ram9 (88) - - OCT 19, 2015
Bottled, poured into glass. A really solid brown ale. Nice nose, big malt body, and a beautiful finish. Very easy drinking but full of flavor. Great stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1937) - Granollers, SPAIN - OCT 17, 2015
Cervesa molt bona, destaquen aromes i gustos a cafè i a caramel mesclats amb un toc de llúpol. Cerveza muy buena, destacan aromas y sabores a café y a caramelo mezclados con un toque de lúpulo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfontana (303) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 15, 2015
Bottle. Aroma is roasted malt with caramel. Appearance dark brown. Taste was balance of mild sweetness with medium roasted bitterness. Palate light to medium with average carbonation. Overall, a nice ale with strong character and mix of styles like the deScription.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doofgoblin (470) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - OCT 10, 2015
Certainly one of the best brown ales I’ve had. Aroma is barley, malts, and toasted sugar...taste is lots of caramelized sugar, brand flakes...hops too...finish is dry enough with some lingering sweetness and grainy flavor...adequately fizzy...it smells like autumn...

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