douglas88 (5140) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub during the Pittsburgh tasting which was during a massive snow storm. Pours a dark brown with a medium light brown head. A really interesting nose; sweet funky marijuana-like notes of simcoe hops, rich toasted notes as well. A rich complex flavor; sweet brown ale aspects, toasted malts, but a funky strong citrus and herbal hop bite. This works. Nice.
charule (602) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at East End. Poured dark brown with light tan head. Licorice aromas. Loads of winter spices in flavor, finishes well.
nike (822) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark pour from draft, definite spicy malt taste. Also flavors of nuts, roasty, cereal, thick feel. Some sweetness creaps in, but I think itís because of the higher abv. Good brew for the winter months.
tcane7 (1345) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the brewery. Pours a deep murky brown with thick tan head. Nose of caramel, roasted malt, chocolate and piney hops. Sweet and roasty with some hop bitterness in the finish
coolpop (1284) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2013 Draft. Poured deep, thoroughly muddy brown with a smallish tan head. Aroma and flavor very roasty, lots of malt, a bit nutty, some light spice. Medium mouthfeel. Tasty and drinkable.
artmcd8 (1086) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty and spicy goodness. Pours a cloudy brown. Very appealing. Slightly astringent taste with the high alcohol.
nimbleprop (3872) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4oz pour at the Pittsburgh Public Market. Pours a fairly dark, deep brown with some thin, white head. Nice nose, nutty, lightly toasted bread, some lemon, a little hop pellet. Flavor was very nice as well, some hop bitterness, pine, lemon zest, crunchy cereal grains, toasted bread, very light coffee grounds. Extremely well balanced flavor. Full bodied, dry finish. A great take on a Winter beer.
kassner (1291) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is on tap at the Brillobox. dark reddish brown, really great drinking like a spicy sweet porter. some smoke and lots of malt.
estover (42) - Valencia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a grower from a friend, (thanks Rob) Pours a nice 2 finger head. Really nice lacing. Nice and roasty toasty burnt malt bitter finish. Hops in the nose, not so much in the taste. Dark red in color. Easy to put down a growler in an hour or so as long as you donít have to drive anywhere! There is no alcohol in the taste or finish but it presents its self after the 4th glass.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown-red, tan cover. Aroma is lots of coffee, cold steeped grounds, not too roasty, some caramel. Taste is the same, this one really surprised me with a mix of coffee, some dark fruitiness, candy, toffee.
ttutony (586) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown in the glass. Coffee notes with a pleasant roasted malt character.