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. MaltOne (375) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2005
One of the better brown ales I’ve had. Like most Dogfish, a modest head, cream tinged with brown. Overall color a deep genuine brown. Light aroma. Nice balance of malt and hops, with hops edging out the malt. A slightly sweet start, wrapped in a nutty, roasty body finishing bitter. Moderate body. Overall pleasing drink. A beer to savor rather then guzzle. jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2005
Brown, pretty tasty nuts and toasted bread, maybe toasted scones..maybe a hint of woodiness oily oily oily oily.good murawski (160) - USA - JUN 6, 2005
I’m not usually a big fan of brown ales, but DogfishHead has made one that I think I can grow to like. You have to stick your nose into this one to appreciate the wonderful brown sugar aroma. However, I think the flavor is a bit too sweet and sticky for me. Overall, a good beer. HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 5, 2005
Bottle. Clear dark crimson with a good white head and lacing. Whoever entered the cammercial description hit it with molasses and coffee with choclate as well in the aroma and flavor. Nice hopped up American Brown Ale. Great with chocolate.
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2005
Dark brown colour. Beige head with some lacing. Yeasty nose with hoppy notes. Slight vinous, yeasty flavour with fruity hints of plum and raisin. Clear bitterness. Medium to full bodied. IPA (17) - Leominster, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 2, 2005
Bottle: Brown apperance with minimal beige head. Mild aroma of coffee and caramel. Moderately bodied roasted barley with slight coffee taste. Lingering maltiness and slight alchohol sharpness and finishes slightly thin. mephisto (1293) - TAIWAN - MAY 27, 2005
draft. little head and very dark. the aroma is mild, notable taste of roasted barley and chocolate. full bodied. NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2007 The aroma is quite roasty, but fairly organic and "puppy breath" smelling with notes of coffee and muted chocolate. The body is brown with a diminishing tan head. Fore is toasty and chocolate accented then it goes sweet through the middle with fruit accents and malt and finishes with a roasty bitterness. Lacks that take it home kilelr flavor concentration and lingering aftertaste, but a very drinkable brew. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2005
Bottle: Brown, slight ruby tinge, minor sudsy beige head, fairly weak lacing to the point of looking still. Strong malty aroma, nutty, hints of cocoa and very minor dark pitted fruit. Lactic sourness, malty, dry cocoa on the tongue. Moderate to full body and mouthfeel. Slightly nutty finish, roasted malts linger, minor cocoa and dark fruit aftertaste. Seems to thin out at the exit, otherwise not bad.