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RATINGS: 2491   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Indian Brown Ale A cross between a Scotch Ale, an I.P.A, and an American Pale, this beer is well hopped and malty at the same time. It is brewed with Aromatic Barley and caramelized brown sugar. - 50 IBU available year round, bottles & draft - Descriptors: Notes of molasses, coffee, ginger, raisinettes, chocolate

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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (22701) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 14, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2008 Cask GBBF ... near black ... lovely sweet rich sweetie toffee nose ... sweet rich fruit malts ... toffee and coffee ... mellow and rounded. THe best of the US casks at GBBF. Would love to try again.... 4.2

Tk2 Bottle... nice but not the same as the cask ... Deep brown ... rich woddie malt nose... rich toffee ... again woody ... a little burnt malt ... caramilzed suger... 3.4 shame its didnt like up to theCask but its still not bad .

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (18837) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2013
Bottle from Kihoskh, Copenhagen. Clear deep amber beer with a nice beige head. Malty caramel and chocolate aroma, cocoa powder, vanilla notes, roasted, toffee, hop notes. Hoppy roasted flavor, caramel, chocolate, cream notes, grassy hops, floral, cocoa powder, some licorice. Full bodied snd really tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (18814) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2014
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Clear dark reddish brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark fruit and chocolate. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 050214

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (18523) - PCastle, GERMANY - FEB 24, 2014
Dunkelbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch nach Kaffee, Karamell. Geschmack sehr rstmalzig, Kaffee, leicht bitterer Abgang.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (18250) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2012
Bottle at home (Beermongers, Portland) 22/11/12. Very dark mahogony brown with a big frothy tan head. Nose comprises caramel malts, hops, metallic and mineral tones, barley, light dark fruits and a touch of cocoa. Tastes of malt, barley, hops, toffee, raisens, chocolate. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, smooth on the palate. Decent - although my memories of having had it on tap at Rehoboth a few years back were that of a beer a few marks higher!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17712) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2008
355ml bottle from a trade with a non-RBer. I mean in what way is this a brown ale? Yes, it’s a nice beer, but really an Indian Brown Ale, what is that? It’s a malty choccy beer, a strong (stout) porter perhaps, but a brown ale? Growing up in the pubs of 1950s East Cheam, brown ale never tasted like this, or am I confusing myself with Tony Hancock again? Innit marvellous! Or perhaps there’s a joke here that I’m not getting? It’s got some American hop on aroma and then a rich lush dry malt mouthfeel and flavour and yet remains with some juiciness. Crunchy milk choc malt. As much as I like the US beer scene, sometimes I’m left in complete disbelief. Anyway, forgetting the IBA problem, is the beer any good? Reminds me a bit of Wychwood Hobgoblin with a bit more hop and alcohol, an Imperial Hobgoblin perhaps. Bit too syrupy on the malts maybe.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (17637) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2014
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are caramel, nuts, roast malt, bitter hops, little flowers and has a bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16768) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2015
On tap at the brewpub. A dark brown beer, unclear, and topped by a dark beige head. Its roasted and lightly piney on the nose, some coffee and a touch of the alcohol. Roasted malts, coffee notes, some brown sugar and a good dash of piney, resiny hops and bitterness. Full body, soft carbonation and semi-dry on the palate. Lasting roasted finish with a fine bitterness. A quite wonderful amalgation of beer styles. Id say IPA and brown ale, even though the brewery says scotch, IPA and APA. 150621

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Oakes (16507) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 23, 2000
While it is totally unique, I just couldnt get into this for some reason. I think it was those bubblegum notes. Where the hell did they come from?

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (16328) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 17, 2011
A: Pours a very dark brown color with some reddish highlights and a thin tan head. S: Smells really roasty with some nice chocolate and earthy hop notes. There is a strange aroma that seems to be chlorine, but its sort of in the background. Some pretty decent coffee notes too. T: Lots of roasted malt, dark chocolate, and a bit of coffee. Pretty bitter with a nice earthy hop profile. A nice toffee flavor and some toasted malt notes. M: The body is medium with a moderate level of carbonation. D: The strange chlorine thing was a bit of a black mark on this beer, but otherwise, this is damn good.


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