atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - JUL 7, 2005
Deep brown with reds on the edge and a fluffy tan head. Aroma is very roasty. Chocolate toasted and a hint of coffee malts. Very quick hit of sweetness followed by lingering roast coffee and chocolate. radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2005
Bottle. Brown in colour with a tan coloured head. The aroma was of mild chocolate, some roasted malts and caramel. The flavour was of chocolate malt, roasty and toasty, slight toffee sweetness. Medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes with a lingering bitterness, slightly dry. Nice. TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUN 30, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2007 Pours a deep brown with amber amber highlights, tan foamy head which stuck around and laced the glass. Sweet smell of molasses, toasted malts, nuts and hint sof citurs. Tastes of coffee, roasted malts, brown sugar and molasses. Some pine, hop bitterness and flavor. Overall another fine beer from Dogfish Head. BitchesBrew (716) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 28, 2005
[Bottle] Strong malt flavor, sweet at first, then more coffee/molasses emerges. Excellent overall, as with most DFH’s. I’ll more than likely buy this again. jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2005
Bottle. A nice dark brown color. Malty and nutty flavor. Not my favorite DFH beer but it’s a nice one. It’ll keep you nice and warm with the alcohol.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2007 pour dark amberish with a nice lasting head, smell of roated malts, good body and a decent bite, i was a little disappointed by it, yet it is still drinkable. Zeswaft (1768) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2017 Dark brown and no head. Smells like roasted malt and coffee. Tastes like a cross between a Brown ale and a porter with an alcohol bite on the after taste. mediocre. I don’t know where they get the IPA thing from. I wish there were some IPA elements. It gets a little better as it warms up
Rerate. This is quite fantastic. A very rich and syrupy flavor. Lots of chocolate and coffee. So thick and sweet I’d put it closest to an imperial stout. a good amount of hopiness. man, this is good. a nice substitute for an impy stout if you don’t want the high abv or calories but still want the flavor. larsniclas (7038) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2005
Amber, beige head.
Vegetable-notes and some chocolate in the aroma.
Rather dry. Slaty and burnt with chocolate and coffee. puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2005
Big chocolate whiff as soon as the bottle had been poured. More direct smelling gives more chocolate, brown sugar, maybe some hickory, a touch of marshmellow. Cloudy dark brown beer with little head and no lacing. Nice and gooey on the lips although in the mouth felt a little overcarbonated, but still round and full. Taste of chocolate, sour grapes, a little hop bitterness at the end. This brown didn’t really do it for me: I think they’ve done a little too much hopping. maximusud (27) - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 13, 2005
Medium bodied brown ale, starts with a hint of nuts. Continues with a bit of chocolate and finishes in a subtle bitterness that slightly resonates on the palate. A nice beer to sip.