checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft: (from backlog) This one poured a dark brown/amber color with a nice head. The aroma was roasted malts, chocolate, and nuts. The flavor was about the same with a nice spice and hop finish. Overall, one of the best brown ales I’ve had.
blipp (7070) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2010 Draft. Pours amber brown with an off white head. Sweet caramel and nutty malts, with a light fruity sweetness, brown sugar, and some floral hops. The flavor has a caramel malt sweetness, nutty notes, toast, a light fruity note and some floral hops. Pretty good. Original rating, 3.5
Re-rate. Tried this one again. It seemed like it had a more up-front piney hop presence. Liked it a bit better the second time around
adrian910ss (2427) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear dark coppery amber color with a medium sized beige head. Nutty aroma with hints of roasted malts and dry chocolate. Taste is much the same as the aroma with a light spiced presence.
egajdzis (5622) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Cask] Nut brown color with a medium sized off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, pine, caramel malts, nuts, and citrus. Taste of caramel malts, nuts, citrus, tobacco, piney resin, and a bitter, hoppy finish.