- My Rating: [A], I gave it a (4.2 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
India Brown Ale – Brasserie Trois Dames, 6.0% ABV, 33 cl., (Saint-Croix, Switzerland)
- Style: (Black IPA / CDA) India Brown Ale
- Taste: Sweet toffee roasted barley mocha chocolate milk burnt coffee bitter hops SMOOTH
- Where I got it : Brewery Creek / Vancouver
- How much: $6 CAD (10% off) – 375ml., April 2013
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yes way
Visual: (cellared for 3 years). Pours dark root beer brown with a ridiculously large lasting foamy head, clusters of very active streams, barely visible sediment.
Nose: sweet toffee brown sugar barley malts (lvl-8)-pungency
Attack: crisp-barely slick, fizzy-tingly lively CO2
Mid-palate: toffee-caramel barley malt, (lvl-5-sweetness), chocolate milk
Finish: distinctly aromatic roasted barley, mocha, very subtly smooth bitter hops, lingering roasted finish – clean.
Summary: Not quite as dark as a black IPA and has more the characteristic nutty brown ale notes, this one is masterly balanced. The roasted barley and coffee notes are integrated seamlessly, transitioning super smoothly in bitter hops which accentuate the bitter mocha experience. Numerous layers of flavour plus an engaging mouthfeel make this one of the standout beers I’ve had to date.