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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
Six local artists have conspired with this local brewery to bring you Illustration Ale, a limited edition, 700 bottle run of a one-time East End brew. Each bottle bears handiwork of one of the six different artists who contributed to this project, and two bucks from the sale of each bottle will go directly to Pittsburgh’s very own Toonseum! Illustration Ale is a bottle conditioned beer, with a rich dark malt character, spicy and nuanced, but without any actual spices added. That all comes from careful handling of our Farmhouse ale yeast. If you decide not to frame this bottle, you can carefully remove the label and return it to the brewery to collect your deposit. Or better still, bring it back and put it toward your next liquid art purchase.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2011

Bottle 100cl. w. swing top.

Clear dark red amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel. Flavour is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a long duration, berry - fruit ripped, dark malt, sweet ? phenol. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110918]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2011
1 L bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is dry and dark roasted and phenolic. Sweet, toasted malty and phenolic. Light bitter, dark roasted and breadish. Bitter and sweet dense caramelish finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34334) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2011
Bottled. A dark red beer with a thin tan head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, fruit, and some alcohol, leading to a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. Clear red-brown coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, rye rbead and dried fruits. Sweet flavour of caramel, dried fruits and rye bread. Sweet finish of bread.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2011
Bottle 100 cl. Courtesy of Pinball. Pours a clear and dark nutty brown with an orange hue and a beige head. Sweet aroma of overripe dark fruits and friendly phenols. Solid body, sweet dark fruits with a slightly tart edge. Some yeastiness. Hardly any hops. 180911

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 23, 2012
Tasting at Papsø’s
Dark brown color with red hue; small creamy head. Aroma of dark fruits, dark malts. Sweet flavor, caramel and light sourness, some dark fruits; low bitterness and quite high alcohol presence, boozy. Weird.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2011
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear red/brown - offwhite head. Roasted, ryebread, sweetness, candy, light hoppy, alcoholic, light yeasty, light phenols, caramel, toffee, spicy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (11932) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2011
Shared with ppl at a Papsø tasting. Trade with forgetfu, thanks! clear dark reddish brown, almos no head mild nutty aroma, malty. flavor is sweet malty, slightly hoppy, slightly flowery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2010
Swing top bottle. Pours dark brown w 1finger off-white head. Nose is dark malt, spicy yeast, fig, earthy brown sugar, a bit dunkleweissy. Tastes of malt, brown sugar, fig, plum, caramel, spicy esters, hops. Pretty complex, and a unique twist on this style, and I come away feeling like this one is a dunkleweiss and strong ale hybrid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (9997) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Bottle thanks to london1o1, shared at the 2010 Winter Solstice. Poured a dark brown with opaque edges and a light brown head that dissipated completely. Aroma had a decent amount of spice joined by sweet dark grains, dates and raisins. Flavor was full of dark fruits with caramel, dark grains and a strong spice back bone.

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