Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Victory last weekend. Dark. The nose is a bit of roast with spicy and floral hops. Very similar to Braumeister with the addition of a bit of roast character. Nice and crisp.
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at JBs. Pours a near black, dark brown, with thin tan head and nice soapy lace. Nose of chocolate, caramel, roast, pine and grass. Medium body. Really smooth malty flavor with some grass and piney hops coming through as well. Very little harshness from the malt, only mildly bitter. Really nice.
boxofrane (2416) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at liberty union. Pours black with medium sized tan head. The aroma has a nice mix of grass, roast, light smoje. The taste is nice and roasty with a nice hoppy kick and some fire in the finish. Very nice.
Beerman6686 (5321) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one poured a dark brown color with a beige head. Aroma was lots of piney hops, light roast and some earthy notes too. Flavor was much the same, lots of flavor between the roast and piney hops for a beer that isn;t that big. Interesting, but not really on style, more like a session black ipa.
douglas88 (7247) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A really unusual brew. On tap at Fat Heads. Pours a brown color with a medium white head. A light nose of pine and sweet Pils malt. The flavor is rich bitter hops, pine, roast, chocolate. All in a pretty small beer. Good. Interesting and drinkable.
craftycarl21 (2295) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 25, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler thanks to MrChopin. Deep brown pour. Nose and flavor bring beautiful dry roast, scallions, green hops, and spicy noble character. Gorgeous attenuation. Delicious.
Travlr (15867) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the source. Very dark maroon color, tan head, solid lacing. Aroma of dark cocoa. Taste is chocolate, coffee.
Leafs93 (1881) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours darker brown with a medium to large ashy head. Aroma is roast, caramel and a touch of grass. Taste is sweet with lingering bitters. Medium bodied and very sessionable.
pilgrimoutlaw (865) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Victory Brew Pub. Pours dark reddish black with tan head. Toast, earth. Mildly bitter. Smooth body. Not my favorite.
nimbleprop (5892) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler pours a watery, opaque black with some creamy, white head. Nose is nice, fruit, malt, chocolate, plum. Flavor is malty, brown sugar, chocolate, grass, a little vegetal. Dry finish. Insanely drinkable.