SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2006 On Tap @ DFH Ale House in MD.Pinnhead (93) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2006
Poured dark brown with ruby highlights. Frothy light brown head. Aroma sweet, malty, sugary, and chocolate hints. Flavor a little hoppy, and sweet (sugar, molasses?), slightly roasty. The flavors really meshed well. Mouthfeel thick and creamy. Easy and smooth to drink
pours a lovely dark brown, opaque which let’s the red show when peering through this brew. robust flavor, very slightly bitter. nice balance of carbonation. ElPresidente1984 (173) - Maine, USA - FEB 9, 2006
First off i want to say this was WAY better than i expected. bottle, pours dark dark brown with a creamy light brown head. didn’t notice much of an aroma, but what i did notice was very nice; sweet and malty with a bit of molasas. flavor was top notch; roasted malts, brown sugar, molasas, with hints of mocha and bitter chocolate. nice slightly hoppy finnish. mouth feel was Super creamy, goes down so smooth. reminds me of Shipyard Longfellow ale, but with a higher abv. tennisjoel (1487) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2006
Bottle. Brown with a red tint when held up to the light. Medium sized head which shrinks to just a coating quickly. Sweet chocolate aroma with hints of coffee. Very smooth flavor. DFH is more known for their hoppier beers but do a swell job on this brown ale. Only negative is the slightly alcoholic taste. A good brown ale. Slightly below the Rogue Hazelnut Brown. kreepindeth (404) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 7, 2006
Nose: very malty, almost smells like dark toast
Appearance: Dark brown with a reddish glow, no head.
Taste: Malty with a strong alcohol bite, mabye a bit too strong for a 7.2% beer. I can taste only a very weak hop aftertaste.
illinismitty (2377) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 6, 2006
Bottle. Pours brown with an off white head. Nutty, sweet, and moderately hoppy aroma. Flavor was interesting. Roasted malt, nuts, and raisens offset by piney bitter hops. Finish is crisp and bitter. This beer could use a little more balance...sweetness maybe. This sample struggles for identity in my opinion. I am not sure if I would revisit. On tap maybe. webjedi (250) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2006
Being a fan of brown ales, this one lef tme pretty flat on first impression out of a sampler set at DFH Alehouse in Gaithersburg, MD (2/4/2006). Nice bouquet, but the taste was overly malty for what I wanted, although when pared witht he food (Jambalya) it wasn’t too bad. I would have hoped for something better, but it was 5th int he five beers sampled that evening (minus the desert Worldwide Stout - 2002). Very red, would have expected something tending towards more brown given the ingredients and name. Padron4KM (811) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 3, 2006
12 oz bottle, bottled on 9-26-05.alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2006
Clear iced coffee brown, with a 2" reddish tan head
Aroma is light, malty, toasty,coffee,caramel.
Flavor is sweet, malty, caramel, watered down coffee.
long coffee like finish. nice
This is amighty big beer for being a brown. Admirably, Dogfish makes this so smooth, you wouldn’t know it. Lovely aroma, toasty with hints of chicory. Pours a dark dark mahogany with a nice cream head. Taste is roasty with more of that chicory. Finish is smooth, body is bigger than most browns. I enjoyed this brown from DFH, they dont disappoint. GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JAN 31, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2006 Pours midnight brown w/ medium semi creamy froth. Aroma is malty w/ slight brown sugar. Medium to full nectar w/ mellow residual effers. Flavors are fruity w/ a malty backbone. Cocoa, brown sugar, roasted coffee bean, slight leather. Alcohol is well hidden. Finish is long with a mellow asprin bitterng. Overall: It’s a well balanced, complex, strong ale that amazingly asprins up on the finish w/ no hop presence before hand. Highly recommended.