motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 16, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
more interesting than a regular brown ale, caramel aroma with nettles. mildly sweet, hint of hazelnut, smooth and decent
DocLock (7198) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured dark brown. Aroma of malt, nuts, slight honey, toffee. Tastes slightly light on mouthfeel, with hints of malt, brown sugar, nuts, and chocolate. Nice complexity and well balanced.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
HBF- The brewer stated this to be a Mild but brown ale works as a label here. Awesome deep brown color with a long lasting head. Nice roasty/nutty aroma and flavor. Great mouthfeel- not too watered down yet extremely drinkable and smooth as silk.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled draft at the Harrisburg Brewer’s Fest. Since browns are boring to me. I can see why this one won so many awards. It actually has flavor for a brown!! Slight dark malt flavor but it’s there.
egajdzis (5116) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown color with a small tan head. Caramel malt aroma, light roast as well. Chocolate, coffee, caramel, citrus hops, and dominant molasses taste. Overall kinda thin, but then that seems to be expected from this style.
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the dark brown/red thick looking body, I expected more oomph. Instead it was a thin brown ale (ok, it was a little creamy, but watery at the same time). Sweet chocolate, then roasty with a minimally hopped ending. Not offensive and not very interesting.
aracauna (2925) - Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark ruby color with a nice head. The aroma is light, but the flavor is almost smoky with a little coffee and a bit of light chocolate. Lightly bubbly mouthfeel.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 13, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
6 oz sample at the brewpub. Very light chocolate-malty nose emanating from a creamy, near black, opaque oily surface with a super-creamy lasting head. Nuts, chocolate, and a smidgeon of rosemary in the flavor; could have more heft but otherwise quite good.
kwoeltje (2152) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - APR 17, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
deep brown with tan head. Nice lace. Malt flavors with caramel, somewhat nutty. Hint of hops.
JFGrind (1776) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
With a name like 'Grog' and its dark appearance I thought this beer was a Scotch Ale. Turned out to be an average brown ale with medium body, carmel undertones and a highly bitter aftertaste.