Indian Brown Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery
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3.45/5 rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Presentation: 12 oz bottle, no freshness markings but it was in my beer cellar for about 4 months before I opened it tonight.
Appearance: Pours a medium brown color with tawny hues when backlit. Creamy tan head with good retention and neat lacing.
Smell: Sweet and malty with a sweet roasty and black cherry scent. Alcohol, anise, and a light floral quality round out the nose.
Taste: Roasty with a bold maltiness. There's no escaping the intense sweetness to this beer. It is cloying with flavors of brown sugar, figs, cherries, and toffee. Because the beer is incredibly sweet the ending is drier than I expected. The only hop bitterness is in the middle and it's very light and quick before being clobbered by the sweetness.
Mouthfeel: Smooth and well carbonated. A syrupy medium bodied beer.
Drinkability: This beer is just too dang sweet for me. The ripe fruit flavors are nice but the sufar kills the other flavors in what could be a very good beer.
Serving type: bottle
11-22-2005 04:06:42 | More by BrewMaster
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