hopdog (10910) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Poured a dark brown with a tan head. Malty and nutty aroma and tastes. Average brown ale.
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draft at Grace Tavern. Clear, dark brew, no head, no lacing - looks kind of like a flat cola. Mild and unimpressive - another example of why I should stay away from brown ales.
Nate (3998) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Menthol, mint, Ricola cough drops, malty. Dark brown-red with tan lacing head. Medium bodied with light medium carbonation. Starts with heavy malts, light smokiness, chocolate. Good hops acidity and bitterness. Light sweetness with herbal nutty finish and after. Dry after.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2004
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2004 A brown ale? This was pure crap. No real caramel taste, no real roasted taste, no real taste period. Very dissapointing.
motelpogo (7705) - 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 (9348) - 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 (5074) - 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 (5893) - Pennsburg, 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 (2411) - 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.