Naka (703) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of foureyedgeek. Pours a clear amber brown color with a bit of an off-white head. Nose of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, and a good deal of citrus hops. A pretty impressive malty flavor. This is a really big beer. Rich caramel and molassas with just the right touch of bitterness. A little bit of alcohol as well.
TomDecapolis (4427) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 1, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Pville location. Pours a translucent brown with a medium creamy/bubbly tan head. Aroma of pine, some mixed citrus, nice hop aroma along with some nuts, brown sugar and some toasted malt. Flavor of toasted malt, nuts, touch of chocolate, earthy notes and some citrus/hops in flavor profile. Well done!
DocLock (7703) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Non cask followed by cask. This rating is for non-casked, obtained during the IHP Mug Club renewal event. The pour was medium brown with khaki head. Aroma was malty, with resiny hops, some figgy fruit, brown sugar, and nutty hints. The palate was complex, fairly dense, with a lot going on, and flavors of vienna malt, brown sugar, solid piney hops, and some figgy and nutty finishing notes. This one came off like a sort of hoppy nut brown ale with more body and complexity than most brown ales. Whatever you call it, it is outstanding.
egajdzis (5253) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Cask] Poured a clear brown color with a medium sized, light tan head that left nice lacing. Aroma of pine, light floral hops, tobacco leaf, brown sugar, resin, and wood. Taste of caramel, light nuts, pine, a bit of citrus, butter (in a pleasant way) and some rummy alcohol in the finish.