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RATINGS: 2288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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


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4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Louipa (121) - USA - MAR 21, 2007
I liked it. DFH has a way of making strange beers...some are not so good, but this one is pretty good, a hoppy brown ale. Lots of alc. but you don’t taste much of it. The beer is tasty though.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (1717) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark reddy brown with a tan head. Slightly nutty, toasty, caramel aroma. Medium body, medium carbonation. Lots of toffee, hazelnut, lemon, pine, coke, light dark fruit, wood... Too much toffee going on for me, still tasty though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bootlegger007 (22) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2014
Really dark brown to black, off white small head, aroma of caramel and molasses, flavours of caramel, malts and spice, creamy body finishing with a mild bitter aftertaste, very good brown ale

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CapSeattle (8) - - AUG 31, 2014 does not count
Solid. Aroma of caramel, wine, maybe a bit of cinnamon. Tastes the same with a light sour aftertaste that isn’t overwhelming. The cinnamon taste lingers. Could do without the sour but overall a great showing.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dacrza (513) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2014
DATE REVIEWED: August 8, 2014... GLASSWARE: Barley Creek pint... OCCASION: Watching Return of the King with a worthy beer... APPEARANCE: Wow--allows a look through its body only when held to light--glass is black as a Wraith; the head is two-fingered, off-white and thick.. AROMA: wonderfully balanced: hoppy and citric, with raisin and plum, yet toasted with biscuit... the malts predominate, with a hint of roasted nuts and caramel--intense and robust ... PALATE: thick, creamy, and rather soft in ts carbonation--that classic cola mouth feel; slightly bitter at its end ... TASTE: the aroma sets this beer’s flavor, as dense, blanketed hops give way to unsweetened chocolate and toasted rye bread--a wondrously stout yet drinkable brown, that only hints at the alcohol it wields... OVERALL: what a drink with which to welcome crisp fall nights--strong, stern and warming, yet balanced, complex and highly drinkable...another victory for Sam and the guys at DFH...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (3902) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Very nice brown ale. Hop heavy but still has a nice dose of roast. Pours mahogany with mocha head and lacing. Medium bitter finish with a light note of dark chocolate. Bottle thanks to the roommate.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Tschn012 (4) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 24, 2014 does not count
This is a beer that has such a hoppy front with the most flavor on the back. The malt character, the roastyness and all the sweet caramel and smooth flavor just really makes this a favorite of mine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vaiz (3336) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle. Brown pour, thin off-white head. Aroma of caramel, bready yeast, spicy and brown sugar. Flavor is quite bitter, spicy and with a decent body. Well balanced. More like a Belgian Dubbel.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crispy34 (380) - Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Draft. Aroma is a danker hop with some dry chocolate malt. Appearance is a darker brown, with some tan lacing. Taste is a darker brown ale that ends with lots of dank hops at the end. Palate is dark and hoppy. Overall, a good beer. Will buy again and again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkoR (519) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
355 ml bottle. Pours a deep brown colour with generous tan head. Aroma is molasses, coffee, roasted malts, caramel. Taste is molasses, caramel, malts. Creamy. Pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rangi (573) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 14, 2014
Nice deep brown clear poor with lasting fluffy white head. Aroma of roast and mollases. Taste is bitter sweet with the mollases coming through strongly. Enjoyable beer.


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