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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
We combine roasted malt with three additions of select hops to produce a well-balanced dark ale with a satisfying finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
niftyplace (23) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Mostly very positive, but faded at the end...seemed to get a bit medicine-y. Should be paired with food like sharp cheeses, chips and queso, etc. Has a kind of interesting "prune" flavor running through it. Nice color and good mouth feel with pleasant sweet/bitter battle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
SN11 (65) - USA - MAR 2, 2017
Very foamy. taste of burnt coffee and caramel. not too high alcohol content. Seems very balanced ale. not something Id drink everyday but occasional winter nights. if youre a dark ale fan, you will probably enjoy this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hayduke (5171) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Bottle courtesy of Strykzone. From the 22 oz bottle poured brown with quite a bit of foam. Not a gusher but close. Nose of roasted malts and some fruit. Flavor is a burn malt. In fact burnt coffee is more like it. The fruit kinds disappears under the burnt coffee taste. Finishes bitter but with some bite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (7247) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2015
Bomber I came back from GTMW with. Cloudy amberish. A big gushing head, very gushing. The beer has dark fruit, cocoa, and rich malts. Something like vanilla beans with some toffee. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (11600) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 6, 2014
"Very malt driven robust brown ale. Possibly a little past its prime, and that is reflected in the score. Ever so slight vegetal offness. If not for that, this would be an exceptional robust brown. Roast, coffee, dark chocolate, light citrus hops...and unfortunately a touch of green olive :("

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oginme (54) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Bottle: Pours a dark, rich brown color with a smallish, off-white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of caramel, dark fruits. taste is slightly sweet, with plenty of roast malt character, undertones of burnt caramel and toffee flavors. Finish is all bittering hops. It is medium-light on the tongue with good carbonation and clean finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ronaldtheriot (1902) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Ipswich Dark Ale has a medium, off-white head, a caramel color, lots of streaming bubbles, and thin lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of caramel, sweetness, and light cocoa. Taste is of caramel, sweetness, cocoa powder, and mild bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and a little bit slick. Ipswich Dark Ale finishes dry, sweet, and very drinkable. I think its most excellent! RJT

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (12439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown with a creamy light-tan head. Smell is tea, dark fruits, savory english yeast dustiness, herbs, slight malt. Flavor continues. It has more hops in the flavor, nice english herbal hops. There is some roasted malt and cocoa as well as caramel and toffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkover (1536) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Brown with a huge tan head. Aroma of very sweet caramel malt. Taste is sweet and malty, medium body, sticky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3986) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2013
22oz bottle 5/6/13 (Binnys Naperville Clearance Rack)-50 in Mug-Pours brown with a huge off white head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, brown sugar, and hazelnut. Taste of the same. This light to medium bodied brew is well balanced and is quite tasty.

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