mihalis (25) - Keller, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2009
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark amber with a thin, tan head. Faint nose of molasses and alcohol. Thick smoky mouthfeel. Tastes of coffee and roasted malt with a hint of bourbon. Bitter finish, weighs heavy on the palate.
cosined (2) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 27, 2014 does not count
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
A well rounded brown with all the right stuff. Always will drink. Not as hoppy as a usual DFH offering but a welcome change
flying_pig (988) - SCOTLAND - NOV 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml Bottle as a gift from Virginia:
Medium to dark copper & clear with a light, tan brown head that’s slightly foamy & about a 0.5cm tall with little initial movement.
Sweet & nutty with sugar & caramel coming through. Medium strength malts are there with hints of hops giving the beer a definite American style aroma. Darker fruits/raisins with some further sweetness, hints of chocolate & light bitterness come through as well.
Malty with plenty of hops & even some citrus. Some nutty flavours come through too with sweetness & caramel with some darker fruits too. Definitely not what I was expecting but a very nice taste with some roasted flavours, plenty of chocolate & faint bitterness towards the end as well.
Medium bodied, quite sweet on the palate with a sticky smooth feel that goes down with only a faint hint of alcohol showing. Carbonation was about medium with this one as well and the balance was a good one with the hops & malts working well together from the start.
Another excellent beer from Dogfish Head, I really enjoyed this one. Plenty of hops with some citrus as well which was unexpected but very nice. A great beer.
mrjaxson (306) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In recent months, a beer shelf at Milwaukee’s great Discount Liquor re-filled with Dogfish Head brews after the company’s self-imposed departure from the state. Ahhh, how wonderful the return! This brown ale is pretty darn perfect for a cold November night, with the coffee and chocolate aromas heralding measured sweetness. Not that our town lacks for excellent beer, but thanks for coming back.
motman (7) - - NOV 26, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Loved it. Cola colour, off white head reluctantly coaxed out from the low carbonation. Aroma of toffee, coffee, muscovado sugar. Flavours of toasty, caramelised.. Something. Hops are in there, as is bitterness but not certain what or how much.
Nero55 (765) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brown with medium tan head. Aroma of caramelized sugar, malt, and some hops. Medium/heavy body, heavy caramelized sugar sweetness upfront, moderate hop bitterness, raisins, some boozy notes, and a slight oily finish. Not my favorite offering.
aumentm (100) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Indian Brown Ale A cross between a Scotch Ale, an I.P.A, and an American Pale. It has good malts and fresh hops to combine several types in one brewsky. Hints of molasses, coffee, ginger, raisinettes, chocolate
Westchesterco (1066) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draft at dogfish head alehouse in falls church it is a dark cola color with a slight head the aroma is malty and the taste has a black licorice flavor that lingers bitter on the palate
wfjohnrage (1) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
coffee, chocolate, frothy, brown, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, slick feel, slick feel, average carbonation, bitter,
snoworsummer (2341) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Pours brown with a head. Tastes like dates, earthy, woody, nutty, malty. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like dates, nutty, woody, earthy.
geologyguy (742) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark smells that are very subtle like coffee and chocolate,dark, can’t see through in pint glass, medium strong flavor of roasted malts, little chocolate....finishes stronger of coffee, can’ t taste the hops as much as I thought I would...good but nothing stands out as being wonderfully impressive...