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We combine roasted malt with three additions of select hops to produce a well-balanced dark ale with a satisfying finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (3099) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 17, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark oblique brown. Small white head, little lace. Lively carbonation. Full of sediment that you can just barely make out through the murkiness. . Flavor is lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of malt, roast, hops, resin, light nuts, slight rye, and a hint of chocolate. This brew has a level of complexity. And as a whole, Ipswich is a fine brewery!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cavie (3780) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2011
Bottle courtesy drowland. Pours a clear reddish orange color with touches of brown. White head. Aroma is dark plum with brown sugar, some winter spice as well. Flavor is dark molasses with sugar and roasted dry root. Slightly bitter on the flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2011
12 Oz bottle thanks to cavie. Pours brown with fizzy tan head. Aroma of melon and Apple. Flavor of light burned caramel and toast, some dark roast. Light body, high carb. Ok

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2011
12 oz bottle - Pours a medium brown color with a reddish tint, and a decent off white head. Aroma is a solid mix of candied sugar, nutty malts, caramel and fruity hops. Taste is roasted malt which is very nicely balanced by a hoppy bitterness. Suprised, and pleased, by the hoppy bitter finish. I liked this one quite a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9865) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2011
A dark reddish brown ale with a thin moka lacing head. In aroma, a nutty malt with light ashes, chick peas and hops. In mouth, a nicely hopped brown ale with nutty dry malts, some resinous hops in finale. Mediu, bodied. On tap at Oldsmar Tap House, Jan 4 2011.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (5989) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2010
12/10/10. 12oz bottle. Nice brown pour with a small khaki head. Hints of caramel and sour in the aroma. Bitter chocolate and toasted bread flavor with surprising hop bitterness. Pretty solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rahmdog (55) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 26, 2010
Pours a dark dark brown with a small tan head that dissipates fairly quickly. Aroma gives off a lot of citrus hops as well as malty molasses. Taste is a roasted malt with a strong hop bitterness that flows through the finish. Good beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7824) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2010
Bottle fresh and later from variety pack from Frank Smith’s 4Q 09. Pours medium copper with 3-finger ow head. Nose is Wheaties-like, with brown sugar, tannins, and hops. Tastes of earthy c malt, hops, rich dark fruit, and a smooth finish. My rating is fromnotes from 4Q 09 and a fresh bottle. Even though this one is bottle conditioned, the tannins take over as it ages, and the bottle i had tonight was about 2 tenths lower than the fresh bottle. Still a very good beer, and a top notch dark ale at any rate, but drink this one fresh.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
rainnskittles (4) - Alabama, USA - MAY 19, 2010 does not count
I bought a 12 variety pack ...liked the Stout and liked their Ale... The dark ale and the IPA were horrible. I’m not a fan of strong hops or a bitter after taste. This beer was a fail.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (4002) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2010
A friendly thanks to LilBeerDoctor for this, what a great trader! Well, off the bat I’ll predict this beer rates high because of its hop bite. Sweet smell, nice head, wew. A darker beer, cloudy. Big sharp hop blast that nears IPA territory. Roasted medicinal linger at finish. Roto-tiller plowing topsoil across my tongue and down my throat. Cannot match up to East Ends Gary. Better than goose island christmas.

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