LinusStick (2818) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice beer from a local brewer. Flavors are a little weak, but this isn’t a bad beer. Aroma was very Belgian. Strong yeast and notes of dark fruit. Pour was a nice deep dark amber with a two finger off white head. Taste was very sweet. You could taste the cocoa and orange peel which play nicely on each other. The sweet malt and biting yeast are present but never really develop fully. Carbonation is good. Nice and complex beer, but could be a little tastier
Beerman6686 (4200) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This poured a murky brown color with a beige head. Aroma was lots of belgian yeasty spiceness, and some light dark fruits and toasted malts. Flavor was again lots of yeast, mild sweetness, and some estery fruity notes. Another solid belgian style fromt hese guys, but nothing noteworthy. Hopefully they will branch out in style as there definitely is some potential here.
estover (52) - Valencia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2012
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a very dark growler direct from the brewery. A dark purple with little in the way of head retention. There is very little nose to this. The taste is to muddled for my taste buds to pick out individual tastes. (this is not a negative) A tad thin and very carbonated. A fair amount of malt in a very dry finish. A very enjoyable drink.
SaintD (9) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2012 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
growler: rich mahogany color, off white-tinted slightly brown (from the cocoa?), deep rum tones, caramel, roast, toffee and citrus (oranges, tangerine, slight grapefruit) finishing with a cocoa flavor and dropping off dry. Flavors of bubblegum, banana, fruit and yeast. Light to medium body, could use a little thicker body for my taste. Extremely difficult to decifer because it’s not predictable based upon expectations of aroma, flavor, body and finish. A lot going on in this beer! Very complex and enjoyable. Another interesting product from these guys.