r464 (1655) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty, but not overly sweet. Slight caramel flavor, full with a rather crisp finish. Hints of toast and a touch of hoppy bitterness.
boxofrane (1663) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours cola brown with a small off white head that is gone before you know it. The aroma is on the malty side with some sweet caramel and nut notes. The taste is sweet caramel, some nuttiness, not very pils esque. Not bad but more of a octoberfest.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Poured a deep amber, almost brown with a small sized off white head. Aromas of grains, roast, and earthy. Tastes of roast, grains, some chocolate, and earthy.
mansquito (2877) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Barcade, Philadelphia tap ($6): Pous a black color with a tan head. Aroma is straw, smoke, roasted malt, and grassy hops. Taste is much the same. Nice body. Easy drinking, but nice and complex at the same time. Confused why this isnít a schwarzbier.
Leafs93 (1503) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On the ninth day of Christmas. Pours deeper brown with an off white head. Aroma is nut, caramel, roast and earthy. Taste is sweet with some smokey bitters. Light mouth feel and a crisp finish. Very drinkable.
kramer (4344) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear mahogany brown body with a small fizzy off-white head that faded to a wispy partial film. The nose is lightly hoppy with an underlying base of lightly roasted and chocolate malt. Not sure how this differs from a Schwarzbier, but I guess they can call it anything they want. The flavor is pretty smooth and clean with a nice restrained dry roastiness. Not quite as sweet as I would expect a Schwarzbier to be, so maybe thatís the difference? Pretty crisp with a nice dry finish and fine fizzy carbonation. Not too bad, first beer that Iíve had from these guys.
Capa (1935) - Manama, BAHRAIN - DEC 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I'm struggling with this one because isn't this just a schwarzbier? Thin and crispy body. Aroma has light roast and smoke. Flavor is similar with the smoke lingering. Light earthy hops. Has the makings of a pils initially but the light smoke comes on after malt. Decent.
ReggieDunlap (2765) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an opaque dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma has straw...mild roastiness with a hint of cocoa. Flavor has a bit of cocoa with a rye like earthy/spicy note...some grass comes through. Mouthfeel is light and the finish is like chocolate straw.
jeremytoni (2830) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle poured a dark brown color with a fair amount of head. Light toasted malty flavor with a quick finish.
DocLock (7182) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Squat bottle from Caponeís. Pours translucent burnt sienna with 1-finger off-white head. Nose is Munich and caramel malts, complex hops, earthy notes. Tastes Munich malty, earthy, dry, with an overall nut brown aley flavor, backup hops, and a malty finish. A novel concept, this one, but as I said before, it comes off more like a nut brown ale than a pils.