JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2006
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at the brewpub. Dark brown beer, thick creamy off-white head. Pale malt, faint toast. Served too cold, but there is little in the way of complexity. Light maltiness, but fairly thin-bodied. Light toasted nuts in the finish, but very non-descript.
notalush (5732) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I was surprised by this one - a lot of brick house beers really don’t sit well with me, but this had a nice creamy body, and a very smooth flavor of roasted nuts and caramel - a tiny bite of hops in the finish - a little buttery, but not in a diacetyl-like way - the metallic character that plagues many of this brewer’s beers was not present at all.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown color with good head retention. Nuttiness in the aroma backed up with some hops and toasted malts. SOme nuttiness in the flavor as well. Probably used some victory or honey malts? Sweet and smooth maltiness yet slightly overcarbonated.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a clear copper-brown color with a thin tan head. Light roasted aroma with some coffe notes. Sweet and roasted malt flavor. Light-medium body.
LilBeerDoctor (3772) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at BrickHouse. Pours dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of coffee and roasted buts. Flavor of coffee and roasted malt. Nice and robust palate. Very pleasant and drinkable, certainly a surprise. Good stuff!
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at BrickHouse. Aroma of earthy hops, nuts, coffee, solid quantity of roasted malt. Flavor the same, very rich brown ale, practically a porter in body but with the lovely brown aroma profile. Very nice.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
this was surprisingly good - I’m not a fan of the brickhouse but this beer was dark rich roasted malt flavor and very complex palete - enjoyed it fully
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour with a thick head. The aroma showed caramel malts with a nice hint of hazelnuts on the mouthfeel. It drank very creamy.
Chapel (468) - Levittown, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2007
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a thick creamy head that reveals the palate. I would be lying if I said that this beer had much in the way of a striking aroma, but this was not reflected in the taste what-so-ever. Highly roasted malty taste was dominant from start to finish but there was a hint of nuttiness also.
basspro76 (426) - New York, USA - FEB 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice toasted coffeeish mouthful with a little bit of toasted flavor. Has a hint of rich almost buttery nutty aftertaste. Qaulity brew.