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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Naka (712) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2012
Batch 1. Pours brown with small head. Gone quickly. Aroma is banana and then banana. Some dark dried fruit as well. Flavor is sweet with mild fruit and a nice yeasty bite. Medium /black full body. Yeasty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Good beer... You may see this in a different label. This 2014 batch was better than the 2013, that’s for sure. Great flavor, great body... Good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
John25 (866) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle. Dark purple amber. Raisin, nutty, plum, red grapes. Light bitter malty finish. Ok ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
conway (1817) - - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle. Dark ruby with a thick off white head. Aroma is dark fruit and spices. Taste adds a spicy and roasty note on the finish. Medium mouthfeel and light carb. Ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (4380) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Candy aroma. Interesting leather on typical EE yeast. Doesn’t seem to be near 10% but fer sure you know there’s alky in thar. On tap at the bocktown. Quite unique, on the up side of the bell curve.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanscourt (858) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Great flavors of dark fruits. Great Belgium spices. Tastes in the style of the dubble. Down fall is in the body, plays out a little thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6689) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 8, 2014
750 ml bottle thanks to Dan. Pours a dark ruddy brown color with a medium white head. A rich fruity nose, some caramel. This beer is a lot like Rochefort; spices, dark fruit, toffee, chocolate, very yeasty. The malt profile is just huge, and it has toasted malts, almost brown malt flavors. Deep dark fruit and candy. Quite good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
artmcd8 (1989) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2013
On tap. Pours a clear brown with a tan head. Aroma of fruity esters. Tastes like fruity hard candy and alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15702) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 23, 2012
Tasting at Papsř’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 12/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2012
swing top. massively carbonated gusher. reddish brown with massive head. aroma of clove, banana, other spice and some big sugars. flavor is similar, cloying, and riddled with belgian candied sugars.

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