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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
This full-bodied dry cousin of the stout has a slight roast flavor and is dark brown in color with a red hue. This is London’s classic beer style named for the baggage carriers that appreciated it so much. Governor Pennypacker was one of Pennsylvania’s more notable politicians. He oversaw the construction and held the lavish ceremonies designating the opening of the Commonwealth’s beautiful Capitol Building.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (21633) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Draft. Opaque brown color, thick tan head with good tetention and lacing. Aroma of cocoa. Taste is cocoa powder, brownies.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
can8ianben (1489) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Meh, watery, dark, and very malty. I’ve had better, and worse... I’m probably not going to ever order this again (I feel this way about a number of beers at ABC...)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 23, 2012
tap at abc gettysburg 6/12/12. typical color with an ow head. aromas of nutty caramel, spicy earthy hops, mild chocolate, roast and milk. the taste is the same... nice and spicy on the finish with a lingering tingly mouth feel. creamy texture. i’d drink the hell out of this if i lived close. 7/3/7/4/15+

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cakes (414) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2012
On tap at brewpub. Poured a dark brown / red color with a medium sized tan head that left nice lacing. Weak roasty, chocolate cream aroma. Some more roast and light smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (5140) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Tap. Pours deep, dark brown with average, creamy beige head; good retention and excellent lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit, and earthy hops. Flavor is balanced malt, hops, and esters with some smoke; dry, coffee finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (12187) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Tap. Pours black with a medium, creamy tan head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, prunes, woody hops and leather notes. Flavor is malt dominant with dark fruity esters, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1008) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 7, 2010
Pours dark brown with thin fine tan/brown head that dissipates to nothing quickly. Smells evenly of chocolate, roastiness, coffee, and refreshing hops. Flavor: the sweet chocolate hits first, then comes a nice mild roastiness that’s more like the burnt stuff on marshmallows than coffee, and after a couple sips you get the refreshing hops, which I might even relate to mint in the context. Both substantially tasty and quaffable. Everlything I like about dark beers can be found here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - FEB 16, 2009
Growler from the Camp Hill location, consumed within a few hours of the fill. Pours ruby hued dark brown with tan head. The aroma is ashy with some chocolate, caramel, and marshmellow. The flavor is ash, roasty coffee, and a little bit of toffee. Some earthy hops and a few anise notes come out later. Smooth drinker, though not mindblowing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Pours a very dark brown with a lacing, off white head. Graham crackers and chocolate on the aroma. Sweet, with hints of ground, roasted coffee, bitter finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - JAN 3, 2009
Draft at Gettysburg brewpub. Very mild sweet malt aroma. Black body, off-white head. Flavor is sweet and roasty. Overall, disappointing.

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