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RATINGS: 2411   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (16791) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 15, 2010
Tap at Busboys and Poets. Very dark maroon with a medium beige head that lingers. Aroma of cocoa and vanilla. Flavor is butterscotch at first, then roasted coffee and pine nuts. Very rich and tasty. On of the nicer Dogfish Heads.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (15643) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2008
355ml bottle from a trade with a non-RBer. I mean in what way is this a brown ale? Yes, it’s a nice beer, but really an Indian Brown Ale, what is that? It’s a malty choccy beer, a strong (stout) porter perhaps, but a brown ale? Growing up in the pubs of 1950s East Cheam, brown ale never tasted like this, or am I confusing myself with Tony Hancock again? Innit marvellous! Or perhaps there’s a joke here that I’m not getting? It’s got some American hop on aroma and then a rich lush dry malt mouthfeel and flavour and yet remains with some juiciness. Crunchy milk choc malt. As much as I like the US beer scene, sometimes I’m left in complete disbelief. Anyway, forgetting the IBA problem, is the beer any good? Reminds me a bit of Wychwood Hobgoblin with a bit more hop and alcohol, an Imperial Hobgoblin perhaps. Bit too syrupy on the malts maybe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (15606) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2015
On tap at the brewpub. A dark brown beer, unclear, and topped by a dark beige head. It’s roasted and lightly piney on the nose, some coffee and a touch of the alcohol. Roasted malts, coffee notes, some brown sugar and a good dash of piney, resiny hops and bitterness. Full body, soft carbonation and semi-dry on the palate. Lasting roasted finish with a fine bitterness. A quite wonderful amalgation of beer styles. I’d say IPA and brown ale, even though the brewery says scotch, IPA and APA. 150621

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (15074) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2014
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are caramel, nuts, roast malt, bitter hops, little flowers and has a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14838) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2013
Bottle @ Kihoskh, Copenhagen. Pours dark brown with a small creamy head. Roast, caramel, fruit and a hoppy finish. Chewy malty - nuts and caramel. Tasty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (14691) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2013
Bottle from Kihoskh, Copenhagen. Clear deep amber beer with a nice beige head. Malty caramel and chocolate aroma, cocoa powder, vanilla notes, roasted, toffee, hop notes. Hoppy roasted flavor, caramel, chocolate, cream notes, grassy hops, floral, cocoa powder, some licorice. Full bodied snd really tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (14610) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2006
Bottle. Clear red/brown head - white head. Roasted, berries, caramel, nut, pleasant, light hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (14519) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2009 Bottle, 7.2%. Vinous aroma, roasted, smells a little lagered. Clear dark brown colour. Small stable light brown head. The flavour is nicely roasted, slightly sweet. Not as vinous as the aroma, but still a bit vinous. OK balanced. Roasted aftertaste with a good deal of barley bitterness which gets a bit rough after a while.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (14397) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2014
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Clear dark reddish brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark fruit and chocolate. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 050214

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (13755) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 17, 2011
A: Pours a very dark brown color with some reddish highlights and a thin tan head. S: Smells really roasty with some nice chocolate and earthy hop notes. There is a strange aroma that seems to be chlorine, but it’s sort of in the background. Some pretty decent coffee notes too. T: Lots of roasted malt, dark chocolate, and a bit of coffee. Pretty bitter with a nice earthy hop profile. A nice toffee flavor and some toasted malt notes. M: The body is medium with a moderate level of carbonation. D: The strange chlorine thing was a bit of a black mark on this beer, but otherwise, this is damn good.

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