bth122 (1032) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured a dark copper with one finger head. Aroma of caramel and some cocoa. Light bodied. Light sweetness. Light bitterness. Decent mouthfeel. Not bad. Go steelers
Brigadier (2605) - Northeastern Ohio, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hanging out with some other people at a sports bar I chose to stay away from Southern Tier’s seasonal diabetes bombs. Instead I opted for this passable irish ale. It was good enough but if I were to visit Pittsburgh I’d look for East End’s interpretation of the style.
Aroma / Appearance - Caramel toned liquid bobs below a dirty white head. Caramel, red vines, and nutty aspects remind me of a candy bar in a glass.
Flavor / Palate - Caramel, honey, and almonds tease the palate. Eventually they settle down into red licorice that clings to the back of the throat. The dry finish isn’t bad but I felt like it could have had just a bit more. Even so this was a good start to the evening.
Tricountybeer (167) - Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep brown with a large light brown head. Good flavor with a caramel malt, light hop, light on the yeast,full body, creamy texture, clean finish
ukntcme (22) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A friend gave me one of these in a 120z bottle tonite. Reminded me of Seirra Neveda IPA. Toasted Malt with an earthy after taste. Nice complex mouth feel. I enioyed it so much a ran over to the beer distributor and bought a case tonite.
gsmitty80 (1680) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 27, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not sure if it was the end of the night or the lines weren’t clean but i didn’t enjoy this as much as other folks. Had a slighty metallic and astringent taste to it. Nothing much redeeming except for the color was a very nice deep amber.
Wiszard (19) - Derry, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle states blending of an Irish Style Red Ale and an American Amber Ale. This is a good beer for everyday drinking.
stevoj (1337) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The wait staff told me it was like a Killian’s but reminded me more of German dunkel. Very smooth taste and mellow. A pleasant surprise.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft... Clear dark-copper ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. The aromatic standouts are toasted malts, dates and a pleasant nuttiness. Medium to full-bodied and creamy with prickly carbonation. The flavor presents notes of toasted malt and caramel up front; maple and medium bitterness on the backside. Lengthy, minerally, fairly bitter finish. Go Steelers!
douglas88 (5140) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
6 pack from Giant Eagle. Pours a deep mahogany hue with a small white head. The aroma is light caramel and toasted malts. The flavor is a sweet mix of chocolates and caramel, some dryness. Pretty clean. Almost porter-like at times.
GTAEgeek (944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at a pub in Palm Beach Airport. Pours dark brown with reddish hues and a medium, tan head. The aroma is toffee and caramel malts, light earthy and floral hops. The flavor is sweet and malty, with faint bitterness in the finish. The palate is medium to heavy, sticky, and a fairly astringent. Overall, this is a malt bomb, with a fair hop profile for balance. Not too bad.