RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2008
Pours like molasses, thick and almost slow. Pitch black. Small tan head that forms after a few seconds. Amazing. Nose is minor coffee with an extremely full fragrance of dark chocolate. I could take a whiff of this one for hours on end. If it is as good on the flavor as it has been to now, this might just be one to remember. Flavor. Oh my. Hearty like you don’t even know. Massive malts. Molasses is there too. Just a thick funky presenting…I mean, hello! Feel is thick on the liquid but smooth. On the carbonation it is a bit thin, but just right I think. What? Could it be? Another perffect score beer? Man. This is what I love. I am just sitting here, and I decide to have one more beer before I pass out for the night, and what do you know; a perfect scored beer. If you haven’t tried this beer and you willingly pass it up, I have to say I have to question my respect for you. This is a beer that is crafted so well, it absolutely must be tried. I can’t believe I waited so long to try it myself. Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - FEB 5, 2008
Another wow. Up there with a rasputin. Black as molasses and thick. Small amber head. Aroma of dark malt and molasses. Taste is heavy with java, chocolate, molasses. Alcohol warmth comes sneaking through. Bottled Winter 2007 lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2008
number 175 - Glass: snifter
Purchased at: Joe Canal’s Lawrenceville
Size: 22 fl oz
Estimated Calories: 400 C
RateBeer Rating: 99
Aural: quiet opening, quiet carbonation, simple pour
Aroma 10 out of 10
Malt Aroma: chocolate roast coffee
Hops Aroma: earth resin citrus
Other Aroma: wetness
Notes: Amazing presence of aroma - reminds of the scent of a smoking volcano about to go.
Appearance 5 out of 5
Head Retention: persistent
Notes: An amazingly appropos appearance. Deeply coffee inspired.
Flavor 10 out of 10
Malt Flavor: roast coffee, nuts and ashes.
Hops Flavor: earth resin orange
Other: just amazing dark depth of burnt flavor.
Notes: dark, coffee, dark roast, sand, delicious
Palate 5 out of 5
Sensation: creamy drying warming
Notes: amazing palateexcellent, delicious, and finish - exactly what you’d expect of both a great coffee stout and a Southern Tier bomber.
General Impression: 20 out of 20
Personal Taste: loved
Notes: A Favorite - obviously I love hoppy, dark stouts - and this one does not disappoint. What an amazing flavor and color and aroma, and finish. 8 stars.
Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale
June 7, 2008 • No Comments (Edit)
Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale
Calories: estimated at 175 C
Volume: 12 fl oz
Glass: 6 oz goblet
Purchased at: Princeton Community Liquors
Price per fl oz: $1.60 / 12 fl oz = $0.13 per fl oz
Consumed at: Home
sensory first impression: Beautiful deep dark ruby color. Nice hoppy flavor with caramel malt overtones. Beautiful lacing with a present, but thin dark tan head. Not quite a robust stout, but stands on its own as a beautiful brown ale. A delicious example of the type.
Aroma/Olfactory: 9 out of 10
Malt flavor is: caramel, syrupy, dark crusty bread, granola, coffee, nuts, roasted
Hop flavor is: dry grass, orange slices
Yeast flavor is: dust, chocolate, granules, dry
Other flavors include: alcohol, dark, burnt, water chestnuts, raisin, sulfur, soy sauce, walnut
Visuals/Appearance: 5 out of 5
Color is: dark, red, brown, ruby
Liquid is: clear, dark, immaculate
Head and lace are: minimal, brown, lace stands up
Taste/Flavor: 9 out of 10
Maltiness or Sweetness level is: light
Hoppiness or Bitterness level is: light
Sour level is: light
Palate/Tactile: 5 out of 5
Body or Mouthfeel is: medium
Texture is: creamy, slick
Carbonation is: soft
Finish is: astringent, bitter, warm, long
Overall experience: 18 out of 20. A very nice experience. I liked the color, the aroma, the flavor, and the effects. I did not like the small short lived head.
beersak (91) - akron, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Black appearance. Tastes like a cold coffee and perfect. Unbelievable and perfect. Sweet and delicious.
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Pours pitch black with small brown fizz. Smells strongly of coffee and espresso. Taste follows the nose, with hints of a sweetened iced coffee as well. Full-bodied with a thick, slick texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Southern Tier Jah-va Imperial Coffee Stout finishes with a solid coffee bitterness.
seandwyer (10) - USA - JUL 22, 2007
22 oz. Oil like pour. Small, dark brown, surface head on top of a black pour. Nose screams coffee. Not a coffee drinker myself but for reason i’ve fallen for these beers. On the taste you can tell it’s at 12%. Put the keys down because you’re going to want more of this beer. A lot of rasberry, slight almond, and a heap load of happiness. I want to swim in this beer.
Best imperial stout so far. drseamus (103) - Troy, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2007
I finally found this beer after searching for ever it seems. It pours jet black with a thick 3 finger dark mocha colored head. It smells of dark roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. The taste is perfect. There is plenty of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and caramel in there. The body is nice and full and extremely creamy. The bitterness is surprisingly low for so much chocolate and roasted malt flavor. I bought every bottle the store had, but I’m gonna have to go back and find more to buy. The only hit to drinkability is the whopping 12% ABV. TheRealBastard (145) - The-No, California, USA - JAN 12, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2008 Batch 1: Incredibly dense, and heavy. Pours super dark and has a very potent coffee odor on the nose. This is my favorite stout from southern tier, even over the oat. The powerful coffee flavor makes this a winner in my book. Very highly recommened. Thanks ST!! zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2006
(bottle - 22 oz) Dark black pour with a lot of puffy tan head. Aroma is loaded with freshly brewed coffee, roasted malts and some fruits. Smells so inviting, and the alcohol is well hidden. Flavor begins with a blast of coffee and then gives way to a roasty middle with a nice roasty malt finish. Very thick and creamy and the alcohol is not detectable at all. Very delicious. IrishBoy (4199) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 21, 2006
Opaque black with a tiny copper head; rich coffe and malt aroma with a samll molasses note. Flavor starts as sweet coffee malts with hops and some alcohol in the finish. Excellent!