aracauna (3084) - 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 (2232) - 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 (1844) - 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.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 29, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
GABF '03, brown with an off-white head.Sweet,nutty and fruity.For some reason I thought this was going to be some sort of gruit ale.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JUL 28, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark caramel brown. Nose is smoky and earthy. Caramel at start, ends smoky. Finishes overly smoky, slightly sweet finish. A bit overly thin.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark tannish brown with a nice tan head. Sweet, nutty, caramel flavors. Quite a nice session ale. Decent hoppy finish, but not enough to overpower the malts. Quite enjoyable and drinkable.
argo0 (11533) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(SCBE2003): Clear chestnut with medium beige head. Aroma is meidum sweet caramel, slightly earthy. Taste is light sweet, caramel, earthy, with lightly earthy bitter finish. Watery medium body.
Nuffield (3671) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
An average brown ale. Its head is its real redeeming feature, but I thought this lacked a bit on the malt backbone for a beer in this style. (on tap, Pennsylvania Microbrewers Fest 2003)
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - JUN 8, 2003
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2003 great session ale.
dark malty stuff that is pleasantly sweet, yet has enough counterbalancing hops to give a sharp finish. creamy dense palate
looks great as well, dark brown with a big head that left ample lace.