dmac (3688) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft during Saturday lunch during Campground Brewdown. Poured a orangey/brown body with a small tight light beige head. Aroma of brown bread and light chocolate notes. Medium body with average to strong carbonation. Flavor of brown toast, light chocolate, nut shells and a hint of diacetyl. Meh, the aftertaste is a bit better than the initial flavor.
klk343 (14) - - MAR 8, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A dark beer with caramel, malt flavors. A little bitter but also a little sweet. A thick palate.
argo0 (11165) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Crystal clear dark brown body with medium off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some nut, light milk chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some milk chocolate, light nut. Light-medium body, low carbonation, light stickiness.
Brigadier (2740) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Scanning the tap list at Zeno’s I decided to start out with this local beer. When in doubt in a new city always go with a sessionable beer from a small unknown to understand the beer scene. Based on this I would say that my time in State College was not wasted.
Aroma / Appearance - The bronze opaque body possessed a bubbly off white head the color of eggshells. Chocolate, peanut butter, almonds, and the smell of rich sun drenched iced tea were a good combination.
Flavor / Palate - Iced tea with a heavy emphasis on malts forms a good first impression. Next comes dry noble hops that brighten up the mood. Hanging in the air like the last days of summer it balances drinkability with flavor in a way that works well.
SudsMcDuff (5644) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on draft @ Zeno’s Pub, in State College, PA, USA .. i was the only person there .. . quite a robust brown .. medium lacing .. deep tan brown, medium lacing .. nothing offensive here- just a quaffer .. . . Put a sock in it, Roy.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On cask at Zeno’s Pub in State College, PA. Pours a lightly clouded, deep brown colored body with a finger-width, dense, frothy and creamy, beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is lighter caramel and chocolate with a touch of nutty toast, toffee, and grain. Flavor is similar. Some nuts, a light caramel, and grains up front before a bit of a toffee bread comes in. Chocolate comes out more at the end with some toast and a very light roasted grain. Finishes dry with a light earthy hop bitterness and a clean, simple malt. Medium length aftertaste following a very smooth, soft, medium-light body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent brown. Nothing special, but it does have a light nutty toast and chocolate with a balanced hint of roast and hop bitterness. Not bad.
DiarmaidBHK (3126) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours brown with a thin white head. Faint whiff of caramel on the nose. Didn’t get a ton of malt on the tongue. Finishes fairly clean.
johnmeier1 (13) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caught this on tap at the HopShop so I grabbed a growler. Knew my wife would like it and I had it before. Yum.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - FEB 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub. Pours ruby-hued brown with lasting khaki head. The aroma is chocolate and toffee, walnut, and moss. The flavor is walnut, a hint of chocolate, and roast, some ash, and a pleasant creaminess. A simple but satisfying brown ale.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4456) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2011 Sampled on draft at the brewery this beer poured a very dark brown color with a medium sized khaki head. The aroma was moderately strong chocolate and coffee. the flavor was bitter, roasty and had notes of coffee and a touch of chocolate. The finish was long, bitter and roasty. The body was nicely smooth. Decent.