dmac (3528) - 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.
argo0 (11094) - 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 (2610) - Northeastern Ohio, 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 (5370) - .....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) - Chicago, 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 (3062) - 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 (4292) - 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.
auerbrau (3079) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 9, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub. Aroma comes as a glassy melange of salts and browned bread. Pours a rather dusky shade of earth, with minimal head. Flavors carries weak salted peanuts through calming butter toasted. Very subtle roast and caramel flavors. Reduced and mildly alcoholic. Not nearly enough malt density to play off of, or hops for a sense of roundedness. Finishes clean. Filtered tasting.