j12601 (7395) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Marzoni’s on our way to RBSG. Pours a clear copper amber with a thin to medium sized beige and white head. Fruity, clean malt, toast, crisp sweetness. Nice caramel and malt. Toasty and nutty. Toasty, and a little bit of apple sweetness. Even more toast on the finish, malty, dry and light with a slight bitter finish.
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at the brewery. Spicy, banana, malty, clove and pine aroma. Some volatile note I can’t quite put my finger on. Thin and disappointing flavor, corny and vegetal. Dull.
MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewery. Tepid, transparent red-amber with a light ring for a head. Malt nose and flavor are surprisingly fruity, showing significant peach and apricot and also some grass. Soft body with a decent finish. Like this one quite a bit.
JaBier (5188) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at the brewpub. Clear amber pour with a thin off-white head. Malty aroma with caramel and hints of nut. Caramel malt flavor with some slight hop in the finish to dry it out. Not bad.
pjweaver (136) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap, sampler glass.
Very little aroma, hints of some roasty toasty malts. Rich mahogany red color with a small lacey head. Roasty dry flavor, with some smokey hints of hickory, foamy and cooling mouthfeel. Little to no residual flavor.
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2008
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured a clear copper color with minimal head. Aroma and flavor both a bit molasesy and nutty. Flavor watery and just "off" though can’t put my finger on why. Just lacks balance. Not a fan.
kramer (5328) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap @ Duncansville. Pours a clear amber body with a minimal wispy head. A little toasted grain on the nose with zero hops. Sweet flavor, a little grainy, minimal to no bitterness. Mouthfeel is thin and fizzy with a slight stickiness on the finish. Overall, this just wasn’t especially clean.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 1, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Allison Park. Pours copper amber with a wisp of a head. Aroma of caramel and toasted grains. Body is somewhat weak. Flavor of wet grains, nuts, and caramel. There is not much residual sweetness, and when combined with the hairspray like flavor on the finish, creates a disappointing beer. This is definitely the weakest of the house beers.
argo0 (11913) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 18, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Duncansville) Minimal off-white head with clear copper body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, some roast, light cherry. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, some peach, smoke. Undercarbonated light-medium body, lightly sticky.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 3, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sampler at the Allison Park location. Clear amber orange, off white head. Aroma is faint malt. Flavor is malty, roasted, nutty.