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Beer of the Weekend #903: Indian Brown

BotW is back after an unplanned but welcome two-week break. To make up for the lost weekends, I think I’m going to double dip.

The first beer is something I saw at Sweets while painting at his house last week: Indian Brown, brewed by the Dogfish Head Craft Brewery of Milton, Delaware.

The color is dark, ruby-tinted brown. A finger of light brown head does not stick around for long, leaving a skim, spots of bubbles, and a bubbly skim.

The aroma is toasty and dark—just want I’ve been craving without knowing it. There are scents of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, cherry licorice, a touch of molasses, and brown sugar.

The flavor is hoppy and coats the mouth in a lasting bitterness that works the tonsils. The flavors mostly mirror the aromas: dark malt, caramel, dark chocolate, cherry licorice, brown sugar, and molasses. It has a syrupy flavor. The bitterness is prominent, and the dark malt adds a charred character (acidity?) that lingers on the taste buds. The alcohol becomes noticeable…

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