r464 (1729) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark, but translucent with a fairly thick tan head. Roasty malt, hints of coffee with woodiness and nuts. Hops are rather in the backseat here.
Ratman197 (8830) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. aromas of roasted malt, cocoa, coffee and light earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, coffee and light cocoa with a crisp dry lingering roasty finish.
Theydon_Bois (6391) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Christine and Daves, Thanksgiving warm up, cheers Dave 27/11/13.
Lightly hazed chestnut brown with a moderate beige covering.
Nose is earthy cocoa, light coffee, biscuit malt, brown sugars, dark toffee.
Taste comprises bourbon biscuit, cocoa powder, cheescake base, dark toffee fudge, brown sugar, light roast.
Medium bodied, prickly carbonation - over cooked for my liking, dry sweetish finale.
So so - a little over sweet and lacking depth.
callmemickey (2077) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark amber-brown body, medium sized fizzy head, sparse lacing. Caramel, nuts, dark chocolate, coffee, and an underlying fruitiness. Not particularly well integrated profile. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, lingering astringent finish.
jsmerig (1098) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours like a brown ale. On nitro at smoked in Hershey. Nice thick tan head with good lacing. Taste is malty with a smoked coffee note. The finish is clean and crisp. I like this one.
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boxofrane (1846) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nitro at craft ale house. Pours hazy dark brown with a small white head. The aroma Is light with roast notes, light coffee, light cocoa. The taste is very roasty, coffee grind, dry finish.
DiarmaidBHK (3125) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Smiling Chameleon. Pours dark brown with an inch of khaki foam which doesn’t leave any lacing. A bit of chocolate on the nose but otherwise faint. A hint of maltiness on the tongue. Finishes clean. Not really feeling this one.
DocLock (7421) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Capone’s. Poured burnt umber with tan head. Nose was rich roasty malty, with cacao, mild coffee, hops. Tasted roasty dark malty, patent and choc perhaps, with a huge late hop and roasty cacao nose. This one is very well made and unique.
hopdog (8444) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Capone’s. Poured an amberish color with a small sized off white head. Some roast, grains, and some chocolate.
DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Capone’s. Pours a nice dark brown with lots of head. Aroma is nutty coffee. Flavor is substantial, lots of coffee notes, slight chocolate. Very tastey.