DragonsHead (140) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good character for a brown ale. Hoppy aroma with a roasted malty backbone. Deep, full flavored taste with some sweet notes.
closey22 (782) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ruby brown with lacy offwhite head;’aroma is sweetish fruit; Flava is roasty semi chocolatey; feels light fizzy; finishes dry roasty nice malt
generallee08 (506) - New York, USA - JUN 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The body has a dark caramel brown color with reddish highlights and a tall tan head on top. The head is very long lasting and thick. It is supported by nice visible carbonation that streams up the sides of the glass. As I drink it leaves behind lots of cool lace patters. There is a nice malty aroma with toasted bready notes and sweet roasted caramel notes. Just behind that is light earthy/leafy hop presence. It is sweet overall with nice roasted and toasted character. Sweet caramel and nutty notes mix with dark chocolate and roasted coffee notes. This is then backed up in the finish with some earthy and leafy hop spice and bitterness for some balance. The body has a good medium feel with just enough carbonation to give it some life.
DiarmaidBHK (3347) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at brewery tap room. Pours brown with a khaki head. Leaves little lacing on the glass. Slight hints of nuttiness on the nose. A little stronger on the tongue but the nuttiness is still a bit too subdued for my taste. Finishes clean.
annunz123 (844) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vanilla, chocolate, nut, and a little booze in the aroma. Sweet flavor with vanilla, chocolate, and nuts. Lightly bitter coffee/chocolate finish. I liked this a lot better than I expected given the other ratings, but--full disclosure--I like sweet beers.
nike (950) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, brown pour, slight nutty aroma. Aroma of malt, nuts, & some caramel; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, caramel, some chocolate, and nuts. Smooth, medium body, non offensive brown ale.
MadRobin (1829) - Silver Spring, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap 4 oz. sample/flight at the Troeg's tasting room in Hersheypark, PA. Both the board at the tasting room and Troeg's website listed the ABV as 5.9%, which is much higher than the 4.4% at which this beer was previously listed.
Opaque, dark brown with a small khaki head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of caramel, chocolate, bread and nuts.
Taste of roasted malt, caramel, nuts and chocolate.
Medium/light body and medium carbonation.
A very drinkable brew.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Imaena (1788) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. This is a nice soft NB with a smooth mouthfeel and deeper flavor than usual for this style.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Originally reviewed: 6/8/09. Pours a cola color with a tan fluffy head on top. Retains fairly well, but there is no lacing at all. Smells like banana bread, brown sugar, some molasses, and caramel.
Mouthfeel is thin and wet. Some mild carbonation on the tongue. Flavor of molasses, sweet breads and finishes with just a touch of bitterness. Not bad.
orangesol (656) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The dead have risen! Zombie beer from the past back by popular demand. A small batch brewed on the Scratch system, tap only for the locals at the brewery.
A - Pours deep dark brown with a pillowy two finger tall white head leaving light streaks of lace down the glass.
S - Smells of caramel, toffee, fresh roasted nuts, day old coffee, and a touch of molasses. Not the best smell but not the worst either.
T - Starts off with a bit of sweetness; mostly molasses and caramel; quickly giving way to hints of nuts, stale coffee, and a touch of hop bitterness. Grows a bit watery at the end of the glass but it was still easy to finish.
M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Smooth, slightly sweet feel with a bit of chewiness coming through more and more as it sits in the glass.
O - I am glad to see this one back around, all be it for a short period of time. I have missed this one dearly as it is very easy to drink and the low ABV make it very sessionable. I shall get my fill while it lasts...
seekingup2 (80) - - DEC 12, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Lots of caramel, chocolate and most of all nut aroma and flavor to this one. Im not a big nut brown fan, but i still think I can be a fair judge, and this one seems to miss the mark.