KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2011 Bottle. The pour was a murky dark brown almost black with a small (less than 1 finger) light brown head that dissipated rapidly and had fair lacing.
The aroma was quite robust with the scent of roasted caramel malts and a mild sweet yeast with hints of vanilla and coffee with a mild alcohol odor at the back end.
The taste was a malty creamy sweet with notes of coffee, caramel and was a tad woody at first and finished sweetly-bitter and had nice notes of coffee and vanilla with mild alcohol aftertaste. The flavor lingered for a little while which let one enjoy the sweet woody coffee taste just a little longer.
Mouthfeel was just a bit under full in body and slightly syrupy yet a little creamy in texture with a mild ticklish carbonation.
Overall an absolutely fantastic Brown Ale that sits on the palate and lets one enjoy the complexity of it, without a heavy alcohol presence.
cargo150 (947) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Couleur noire aux reflets bruns avec un mince col qui se dissipe lentement. Aromes de torrefactions, cafe, chocolat noir, fruits rouge, bois, alcool, tres licoreux. A boire tranquilement.
snoworsummer (3002) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Dogfish Head Fairfax. Pours dry dark brown with a fizzy tan head. Tastes like booze, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, and woody malt. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like dark chocolate, booze, caramel, woody malt, and light earth.
Rando7 (774) - Iowa, USA - MAY 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very unique. Bottle pours Very dark brown with one finger persistent tan head. Aroma Palo Santo and malts. Taste matches with wood, vanilla, roast malts and other spices I canít identify which I guess are coming from the Palo Santo. Almost a cinnamon/nutmeg sensation. Creamy palate with woody finish.
Humlehode (269) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with brown head. Roasted, oaked, chocolate, toffee. Full bodoed, some residual sweetness. Nice balance. Finishes with coffee after taste.
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borre_m (582) - NORWAY - MAY 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black dark tan head. Aroma is malty, fruiy. Some alcohol. Taste has prunes, roastiness and warming alcohol.
two7offsuit (332) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Aromas of caramel and vanilla with a similar flavor.
Couch0508 (75) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2015
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
My first dogfish head beer and I am not a fan at all. Drain pour extravaganza.
popway (79) - California, USA - MAY 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Silky mouthfeel woodshop sandpaper & leather aroma
Shadows of dark fruit,
altonbrownd (3752) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice black body with brownish head. Nose is chocolate, coffee, and caramel. Taste also of chocolate, dark fruits too and caramel. Nice creamy texture. Very good.
Ctplt777 (283) - - MAY 8, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of the best Dogfish Head beers ever. This one is a slooow sipper. This beer is extremely complex and changes as you drink it. It pours like the most beautiful imperial stout. Pitch black with gigantic chocolate and roasted aroma. Subtle coffee and caramel toffee as well. Theres an undeniable whiskey aroma here and it really stands out as this beer warms up. The taste is big and bold and in your face with so many complex flavors. You get a massive amount of whiskey, vanilla, chocolate and coffee taste. Really delicious. This is a big beer and you can feel it but itís not overwhelming but itís definitely there. You can see where the lines cross between a roasty brown ale and a big malty imperial stout. I really enjoyed this beer and Dogfish Head is one of those breweries that definitely has some intimidating beers and this is no exception but this is one of the best, if not best beer they brew. Iím going to feel this one soon. Cheers!