Cakes (344) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle.
A thin creamy brown head.
Dark brown in appearance.
Not at all bitter. Light for a dark beer, like an American ale should be.
A rather nice pour.
annunz123 (745) - 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 (822) - 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 (1397) - 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 (1630) - 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 (562) - 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.
keanex (1134) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bought this at a local Canals while trying out other Troegs.
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. It resembles coke in a way. Dark but semi-transparent with a fizzy looking head. Head was medium sized but fizzled out rather fast. Smelled like some sort of nut, slightly off-putting.
Taste is rather lacking, slightly nutty flavor. Goes down smooth though with a decent drinkability.
Koelschtrinker (9467) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 5, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Angenehmer Malzantrunk, der eher trocken als süß ausfällt und sich daher auf das Malz konzentrieren kann. Dabei steht eine leichte Fruchtnote im Vordergrund, dahinter eine in Teilen wässrige Röstigkeit. Später tauschen diese Aromen die Plätze. Im Mittelteil ist das Bier besonders wässrig, die Aromen dünn; etwas säuerlich. Gute Ansätze verlaufen bei diesem Bier leider zu oft im Nichts. 12/8/8/7/8/7
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - Pours a deep brown color with a touch of red around the edges and a half-finger of tan-brown head. The head fairly quickly reduces down to a ring around the glass leaving some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is full of toasted toffee malts and a lot of nutty aroma. Also a nice hint of chocolate mixed in as well.
T - Starts off with some nice sweet caramel malts and a lot of nutty flavor. Through the middle a touch of chocolate comes through with just a touch of hops. The finish is a mix of sweet caramel hops, some nutty flavor, and a touch of chocolate that linger nicely.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A little bit sweet overall with a nice dry finish and some flavors that linger on the tongue.
D - Very drinkable. Lots of nutty flavors that blend really nicely with the rest of the flavors. The beer is fairly sweet, but not too sweet. Nicely balanced.