Indian Brown Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery
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3.4/5 rDev -17.1%
Bottled 8/02/11 ... poured into a pint glass.
Yes. That long ago. Almost 17 months ago. I wish I had checked the date before buying my beer.
Appearance: Pours a dark, deep brown color with a small, tan head. The lacing's pretty good at the beginning.
Smell: Smells like you'd expect it to after it's been in a bottle for so long. Mild malt notes, but a sour, vinegar-like trunk smell is there as well. Not an overpowering smell... quite muted. I would certainly expect a fresh batch to smell a lot more pleasant.
Taste/feel: Tastes about as good as a 17 month old beer should be able to. It's drinkable, has a very nice and deep malty/coffee aftertaste. The hops seem to be almost completely gone in the taste and aroma, and it just drinks like a heavy brown ale ... almost like a porter or a stout with the super rich aftertaste. The feel's pretty decent. Low carbonation and somewhat creamy. Not bad.
Overall, hard to accurately score this one due to the sheer age of this beer. Regardless of its age, it tastes better than a lot of beers do fresh. I'd definitely try this again either on tap or out of a fresher bottle.
12-31-2012 22:10:24 | More by Alextricity
Indian Brown Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 4,808 ratings.