checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2008
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ PJ Whelihanís <Copper Lager>: Poured a dark orange color with a thin head. The aroma was sweet. The flavor was smooth, absolutely no hops. It was sweet and easy to drink. Overall, better than Yuengling.
AMN (127) - Dublin, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this as PJ Whelihanís Copper Lager. Theyíre not kidding when they say all malt; this is an easy drinker (and competitively priced at $4 / 22 oz) for customers who donít usually drink craft beer. The sweetness complements the various wing varieties served at the restaurant, and true to its name, its copper body looks great. This is one beer that drinkers of all tastes can agree on.
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2008
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This brew is only available at P.J. Whelihanís Restaurants and affiliates. I had this at Platzís in Lehighton, PA. Its pretty much classic dark lager. Itís aroma is typical lager. Itís appearance is very gorgeous dark amber. Itís flavor is distinct with tones akin to Yuengling Lager. Itís silky smooth. Overall this is a great chaser with wings and cheesesteak.
Goodgrief (1762) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JAN 1, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Feb. 2006 on tap at Victory - Not all that dark, actually. As a plain lager, this is better than the regular Victory Lager, but as advertised, dark lager, it just doesnít deliver. Crystal clear slightly darker than normal lager brown, weak aroma and flavor. Some nice sweetness to it, but again, just not enough. Mouthfeel was maybe a tad overcarbonated, but still smooth (if that makes sense) and very drinkable. Again, maybe a good crossover beer for the macro drinkers out there, but when I think dark lager, I think a lot more richness and stuff going on than this beer has.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2008 Date: 04/07/2007
Source: Tasting, 50 Beers on the Wall
Appearance: clear dark amber, wispy beige head, drippy lace,
Aroma: sweet dark caramel malt aroma with light chocolate and a touch of earthy hops,
Flavor: aged dry dark munich and caramel malt flavor, light balancing hops lead to a lasting bitter finish,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Ratman197 (9448) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Falling Rock poured a clear dark amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, fruitiness and a hint of vanilla. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, light fruitiness and a hint of licorice with a smooth semisweet finish.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Falling Rock. Beer is clear, medium warm brown with a large, beige, frothy/creamy, lasting but mostly diminishing head. Lacy.<P>Malts have a pastry-like pleasantness. The aroma is malty with a light note of toasted grain, moderate note of sweet biscuit, light note of caramel; Hoppy with a light note of resin/ine, herb; Yeasty with a light note of basement; Moderate vanilla, trace of white pepper.<P>The flavor is lightly sweet, lightly bitter with an average-length, lightly acidic, lightly bitter, lightly sweet finish.<P>The body is medium, the texture is watery and the carbonation is lively.
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught, Falling Rock (as Victory Special Lager). Head is mostly lasting. Body is dark amber to medium brown. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, cookie), lightly hoppy (herbs). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, slightly metallic. Not very inspiring, but reasonably decent for the style. A bit metallic in the finish, though.
zach8270 (3363) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2009 (draft @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Dark chestnut color with a fluffy tan head. Aroma is very sweet and malty with a light touch of hops. Flavor is very sweet and smooth with a nice balanced finish and a very smooth aftertaste.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 7, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured mostly clear amber color with a medium creamy beige head. Fruity and thick caramel malt. Some aged malt character. Malty with some tart fruitiness and a caramel base. Medium bodied.