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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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chickenflea (326) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2010
12-oz bottle. A: The ale is a dark mahogany color, so deep red that appears black from afar. A very tall rocky and persistent tan head. Excellent lacing. A: Highly aromatic. The nose is malty, thick with a smoky undertone that drips with peat and alcohol-soaked cherries. Caramel malts add further heft to the body. T: A balanced smoky brown beer. Darker malts, toasted with chocolate, coffee and caramel, lead the way. They are followed almost immediately with a palpable smoky flavor. The result is thick and almost coarse brew. Hop flavor manages to peak through the malts and smoke but just barely. A very enjoyable drink. P: The mouthfeel is full, smoky and thick, but not so heavy that it is burdensome. I was edxpecting a run of the mill brown ale but, knowing DFH, I should have known otherwise. Finish is fairly dry. P: They label is a brown ale, but it sure tastes like a scotch ale. The finish is not heavy so you go right back for another drink. Excellent balance overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
c0fein (176) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 8, 2014
355ml bottle from Saveur Biere

Colour like a coca cola with a light brown head. Malty aroma with some chocolate. Malty sweet flavour with chocolate, raisins and cocoa. Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84 (861) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Aromas of caramel, raw maple, milk chocolate, earthy hops, coffee. Clear, dark ruby-brown with a fully lasting beige head. Off-dry, maltiness upfront, savory, earthy nutty flavors, finishes with well-balanced hops. Medium bodied, with cleansing carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
minihame2 (177) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 5, 2014
Dark body, thin tan head. Very sweet aroma with raisins and molasses. Mouthfeel is really smooth. Taste is a bit hollow and there’s not much else besides a slightly bitter IPA aftertaste. It’s very drinkable though but probably better paired with some food. By itself it’s a bit of a letdown for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tonkun (756) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Tap at brewery. Copper pour with a white head. Citrus, caramel, deal berries, grapefruit a and pine. A nice balance of sweetness, roast, fruitiness and ipa bitterness. A very nice beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saeglopur (252) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle from saveur-biere.com. Dark copper to brown body, with a big, creamy, beige head. Aroma of dark chocolate, nuts, caramel, roast, dark berries, citrus, some pine. Taste with about the same aromas, great balance between roasty, sweet, fruity and bitter citric notes and very smooth! Mouthfeel is medium to full, creamy, with a medium carbonation and it finishes roasty, bitter, with dark malt and citric hop notes. Tasty! A really unique brown ale, that also resembles a Black IPA a bit, because of the greatly balanced roast and citrus notes. Very smooth to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jesterdeal (1789) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2014
One of my favs. Aroma is brown sugar, pine, and dark fruits. Pours deep mahogany with a nice thick small head. Taste is nice and dark with roast nuts, brown sugar, sweet pine resin, and a nice bitter dark fruits. A truly nice ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rweingarten (46) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Dark brown in color with a mahogany head. Delicious caramel and chocolate on the nose. Great beer that could be drank again and again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fugitive (1298) - Athens, GREECE - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle. Color brown color with average white head. Aroma malty, roasted, caramel, licorice. Flavor sweet and bitter, caramel, coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SG111 (41) - - JUN 15, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a nice creamy head. Aroma is sugar, malts, and some hops. Flavor is a nice malty roasted sweet flavor with lots of coffee and some hops too. Creamy kind of like a nitro beer. Awesome awesome balance. Really good, this. Similar to a black ipa.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hockeybeerguy (1477) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Reviewed from notes. I’ve had this in pint glasses and a couple times in tulips. It’s always the same. The appearance was a nice dark brown color with a decent one finger white foamy head that dissipates within about a minute and left some light semi - thick lacing in its wake. The smell was awesome as it had a super nice allocation of the Scottish peat - like smokey/roasty malts to the engraving bittersweet citrus hops to delightfully entice my nose to partake in more whiffs to get some light roasty caramel nuttiness about it. The taste replicates the smell pretty much exactly the same. On the palate, this one sits about a medium. The carbonation seems appropriately made for the style and shows a decent smoothness about it. Overall, what an absolutely amazing beer - three styles in one and we’ll done. Makes me want to move back East.

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