afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On gravity cask served in an English nonic glass. Clear dark brown with a sticky khaki head. Smells of fruit, cereal, and a hint of dark fruit. The flavor is similar with touches of grass and pine. Full bodied with a lasting bitter finish. Quite pleasant.
Ron (2454) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at the Pub. Nice black pour. Aroma of lite hops and sweet malt. Thin malty flavor with a little hops balance. Decent
Ontbeertaster (2308) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewpub, listed as 6.5%, splendid brew, aroma is very nice bit of citrus and a bit of pine, taste is similar. it is well balanced, with the malts and hops. It was just a really solid brew, very good, keep brewing this
pete4999 (998) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Pearl Street. I liked it, although it wasn’t quite as hoppy as I was hoping. Just seemed like a combo of a hoppy amber and a porter. Definitely had a smoky/roasty feel to it. It poured very dark, nearly opaque with a somewhat tan head. Pretty good, one of their better beers, IMO.
jercraigs (7638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2010-12-03. Dark brown body with a small frothy beige head and lace. Flavour is interesting, sweet base malt, bit of fruit, dry bitterness, light roast, dark dusty malt touches. Aroma is kind of gross but that may be the environment rather than the beer (I hope?), with soapy bile notes intermittently. Lightly nutty mild roast character, gives the impression of debittered black malt at times but I am speculating and it is late in the evening. Average palate is pleasantly smooth. Okay, bit odd but I would try it again to compare. Cask at Goodbar, Buffalo
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[3503-20101203] Cask. Sweet and syrupy malt aroma. Clear, dark brown red-hued body with a quick foamy off-white head. Earthy poop flavour has a lingering poop aftertaste with syrupy sugar notes throughout. Medium-full body. Blecch, not in the mood for this tonight.
(@ Mr. Goodbar, Buffalo, NY)
blipp (5967) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Light roasty aroma with some citric hoppy notes. The flavor has spicy and citric hops and roasted malts. Just the right amount of bitterness. Solid.