beergeek86 (33) - Clarksville, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
like indian brown to the max!!!! pours very dark brown with a medium foamy tan head. aroma - caramel, vanilla, oak, coffee, brown sugar, slight chocolate. taste - malty sweet, brown sugar, vanilla, butterscotch, raisins, aged wood, hints of smoke, port wine. palate - very rich and smooth - just the right amount of carbonation. alcohol present but not overpowering which is awesome considering its 12%. finish - some licorice and coffee and lingering sweetness. love love love this beer, but considering the price and alc%, ill stick to the indian brown and save this for special occasions.
Beerdedone (2394) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a creamy tan head and some decent lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, wood, dark fruit, vanilla, and a hint of smoke. Flavor is very smooth and complex with dark fruit, caramel sweetness, roasted malts, oak, vanilla and a touch of brown sugar. Full bodied with a dry and bittersweet finish. Another stellar beer from DFH
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
deep brown color, thin tan head. aroma is rosted coffee, chocolate, smoke. flavor is weakly reminicent of old coffee. not much of a trace of the high alcohol. bittersweet chocolate finish. not all that exciting to me.
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yjb (113) - Davis, California, USA - MAR 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
toasty hot dark fruits with coco-vanilla bitter bite.are too green. give it some time
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle (bottled on 2/11/08) and served in a snifter. This beer poured a glossy black/dark brown with a thin head of tan foam that slightly lasted throughout the glass. A decent amount of slippery lacing was left behind. The aroma of the beer was made up of molasses, charred wood, dark fruits, mild chocolate, and some earthy yeast esthers. The flavor included chocolate, caramel, wet wood, and charred malt. The mouthfeel was slick and full-bodied with mild carbonation. A decent beer, but kind of tame by Dogfish Headís standards of risk taking. The beer had a nice roasty flavor, but wasnít all that interesting.
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark color. Smell of roasted malt, smoke, berries, molasses and minor coffee. Taste of roasted coffee, chocolate, malt, cherries, plums, raisins, oak, molasses, hops and alcohol. This really gets you at the end. Different but enjoyable.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting experiment. The exotic Paraguayan hard wood adds a moderate oaky quality to the beer, which is sweet and alcoholic...notes of dark fruits, dates, and roasted grains, Alcoholic finish has a boozy quality to it that makes a lingering final impression.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2008 Dark brown pour, medium brown head. Aroma is woody. Flavor is lightly roasted malts, a touch of chocolate and a little caramel, all you want in a brown ale but there is a great oak presence throughout with a touch of vanilla. Some coffee lingers and a bit of smoke, but itís all brown ale with oak and vanilla. Very smooth and no way would you know this is 12%.
DocHop (278) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark dark brown with a tall light brown head. Very fruity, mainly apple, aroma with scents of coffee, wood, and alcohol mixed in too. Very short but delicious sweet fruit taste at first that blends well into a powerful coffee body and smooth licorice/espresso finish. Very good beer.
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a fine, tan head. Aroma is slightly sweet and malty. Full mouth feel with a smoky, woody flavor. Sweet and smoky, kind of in a weird barbecue way.