jdb288 (124) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Alla Spina in Philadelphia. Not my favorite from Victory. The chestnut flavor is muddled and dull. Not enough to make it interesting.
MrChopin (2763) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
hazy amber, puffy white ring for a head. Nose is candy sweetness, bubblegum, smarties, heavy sugar., lightly husky tea. Muted profile has light grain bitterness up front, tea and earth mid with grass and green noble hop finish. More bread and dough emerging in finish. Too thick and frothy, overall very blah
PhillyCraft (2571) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Alla Spina with Pat, Sean, and Tom. Pours a hazy chestnut brown, with medium white head, good lacing, not retaining. Aromad and flavor of nuts, dark fruit, malt, hops, and a off putting rustiness in the finish. It was light copper. Sessionable if u can get past the light rust. Medium body.
Travlr (9809) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the source. Clear golden color, small white edge head, solid lacing. Aroma of lightly toasted caramel. Taste is nutty with a roasty edge.
jredmond (4567) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Alla Spina. Pours an amber copper body with minor off white lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel and nut. Mouthfeel is crisp and clean with notes of sweet caramel malts and light spice character. Somewhat plain, but not bad at all.
patrickfannon (1200) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Alla Spina with Tom, Sean, and Craig. Pours clean copper with a thin stream of bubbles lifting up in the center. Subtly off-white, creamy head. Aroma of lagery malts, chestnuts, subtle peanut-brittle, and a good dose of piney hop. Mouthfeel is clean and soft. Tastes hoppy for a brown ale, with a bit of lagery sweetness and some earthy savoriness from the chestnuts. Pretty refreshing for a winter seasonal.
tcane7 (1330) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Alla Spina. Poured a clear chestnut brown with thin off-white head a lacing. Nose of nuts, sweet caramel, a little bread and faint hops. Fairly thin body.
pilgrimoutlaw (640) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Victory Brew Pub. Pours copper with white head. Nuts, biscuit, caramel. Low bitterness. Low/moderate sweetness. Smooth, full body. Alright.