Boddington's Pub Ale (nitro capped)
Opened the can and froth overflowed, can wasn't shaken up at all. Unbelievably milky shining-white head. The lacing extends down the sides of the beer, obscuring most of the body. A clear, dark orange-amber color. Smell is dominated by buttered biscuit with the hops and caramel in the background.
Taste is subdued citrus hops with the biscuit in the back. Mouthfeel is watery, which actually works nicely with this brew. Carbonation is ridiculously low, typical Redcoat tea if I do say so myself. Aftertaste is low-strength citrus hops only, which is actually decent.
Would be liable to get this beer again if it wasn't so damn flat. I know that's the way they make their beer across the pond and that there are people that actually love this style...but it just seems like it was left open in the fridge for a couple days. Not my thing.
Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale
Extremely dark brown and a frothy tan head. Smells like roasted coffee, chocolate and caramel; that's all I'm really getting from the aroma. I feel a little hop bite in my nose but it's probably a booger.
The body is pretty thick and chewy...the darn thing tastes like one hell of a stout with a hefty amount of hops added in. Carbonation seems a little higher than average, it almost takes away from the strength of the body here. Chocolate, caramel and coffee again; the hops are fierce but are challenged by the strength of the malt. I notice a little warmth way down in my belly after drinking one of these beers. Could just be gas. This beer is one of those that you can easily choose what part of it to taste with each sip.
No surprise here, another fantastic concoction from Dogfish Head. This is an enjoyable brew, even now in the summer time. It's refreshing, while at the same time it's able to be one of those slow-sippers. Solid stuff.