hopdog (10491) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a tan head. Earthy, wood, vanilla, chocolate, lighter bourbon, and some roastiness.
DocLock (8978) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber of this from Wegman’s Collegeville. Pours hazy dark brownish with ruby highlights and tan head. Nose is dark malt, cacao, vinous fruity mild hops. Tastes malty, somewhat charred, with cacao, hops, and a very tannic and bitter finish. OK, not great.
MadIndian (2702) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank with Mather and Jon Thomas Rementer. Notes of Earth, vanilla, dark chocolate, roasted malts and hop. Blend was decent, body was full. Well done.
callmemickey (3989) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown-black body, thin light tan head, sparse lacing. Roasted malts, chocolate, toast, caramel, espresso, and a touch of char. Medium bodied with mellow carbonation, semi-sweet, lingering finish.
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at railroad. Pours pitch black with a small brown head that quickly dissipates to a bubbly film. The aroma has big milk chocolate, light dark chocolate, some coffee, some light roast. The taste has a nice vanilla, chocolate tobacco, coffee, and a bitter finish.
reggiedunlop (3582) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with ruby hues and a thin tan head. Aroma has notes of smoke, big roastiness, and bitter espresso. Flavor has molasses, burnt notes, bitter coffee, and smoky tobacco notes. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish warms with molasses and burnt/nutty notes.
NikkTwist (2243) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Khyber Pass. Inky black pour. Became a dark clear brown by the bottom. Bitter red fruits. Burnt coffee grounds. Cigarettes. Nice.
Capa (2542) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark with a creamy head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malts, dark fruits, and molasses. Ful bodied. Chocolate, roasted malts, dark fruits, and vanilla in the flavor. This one really comes together nicely and makes for a great winter sipper.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 3, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at TJs. Pours a deep black with a medium creamy tan head that left a ton of lacing. Aroma of rich chocolate notes, cherries, vanilla, dark fruits, caramel and roasted malt. Flavor of roasted malt, cherries, caramel, vanilla and chocolate. Well done RIS. One of the best manayunk beers I have had.