jsporrer (526) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2015 Pours a nice brown color. Nutty aroma with sweet malt. Body is light and somewhat thin but very smooth. All of the nice nutty flavor hits the tip of your tongue and tingles then lingers there for awhile. Nice refreshing and relaxing beer. Sit back and enjoy. Not over powering but flavorful enough to want more. No harshness or bite to this one. After the sample I got on the tour I got a Growler to go! I tried some from the growler after I got home. It was much darker in color and had more nutty flavor so I increased my rating score a bit. This is something you could sit and drink all day and not get that bloated feeling.
Brigadier (3500) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap in Pittsburgh
The slim pickings at the hotel bar included this draft which reminds one of an English style brown ale that has taken the long trip overseas. While sessionable with some flavor it feels like a few core pieces are missing that would make it stand out.
Aroma / Appearance - A chewy brown base builds under an ivory head. Light legs help release the nutty malts, chocolate, and dry oak that smell a bit like a candy shop.
Flavor / Palate - Malts, iced tea, and light chocolate fill the mouth with a robust body. The creamy transition continues the trend into a refreshing finish. While more New World than Old it at least offers a positive alternative to the likes of Bud Light and Miller.
MarkSachon (883) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz draft at Bella Notte in Pittsburgh. Nice nutty taste with a very good sweet/bitter aftertaste. Could have been a bit heavier in gravity.
Darkmagus82 (2218) - - MAY 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 4-3-12 -
Served in 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance – Served a medium brown colored body with a light tan head. The head faded fast giving way to very little lacing.
Smell - The nose is of light roasted malt mixed with a bit of caramel sweetness.
Taste – The taste was of dark bread and lightly roasted malt flavor with some caramel sweetness. There were hints of nuttiness mixed in with the taste as well.
Mouthfeel –A medium bodied beer with a moderate level of carbonation. While only a medium bodied brew, with it only being 3.7 % abv, it is much creamier then would be anticipated, quite nice for its lightness.
Overall – This is a very drinkable beer. Lighter in abv, but with good taste and actual quite a surprising feel to it.
LilBeerDoctor (3680) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours a mahogany brown with a thin light tan head. Aroma of roasted nuts, mocha, light coffee, sweet malt. Flavor of light coffee and mocha up front with nuts, caramel malt, light sweetness, chocolate malt. Very tasty and flavorful brown ale.
The_iMan (14) - New York, USA - APR 26, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This is the first beer with a bitter component to it's taste that i liked. I couldn't taste any hops, but the balt was medium in strength. Over, very smooth and easy to drink.
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Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours a brown color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of nuts, chocolate, brown malts. The taste is chocolate, nuts, mild hops. Medium bodied, very drinkable.
dogfish120love (1106) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown with a khaki colored lacing. Notes of chocolate and coffee. Rather toasty and on the equator of sweet and dry.
Art (2999) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nutty malty aroma. Pours a deep brown with small head. Great beer by east end.
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tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Pony Bar. Poured a murky brown with thin tan head and no lacing. No much to the aroma, some nut. Pretty full flavor for such a low abv. Nut, chocolate, mildly sweet. Good session.