AOF (306) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mostly brown with copper undertone, thin off white head. A sweet nuttiness in the nose, roasted malt background. Medium in body with a somewhat creamy texture. Slightly more hoppy/bitter then expected with an almost coffee like finish.
dlovell2 (770) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap in sampler at the Downingtown Brewpub. Pours brown with a off white head. Malt aroma with smokiness. Flavor starts caramel maltiness with dark fruit flavors and some nice smokiness. This is a really smooth beer.
Mastelefish (86) - North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Downingtown Brewhouse. Aroma is so smokey and delicious with tons of roasted malts. Not bitter by any means with a medium body. Finishes rather wet and long.
reberiii (328) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a well rounded beer. Slight smoke, nice deep red pour from draft. Nice malt backbone.
drsandman (302) - New York, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Top Hops NYC. Pours a hazy brown with tan head. Aroma of dark malt, light smoke, ash, light caramel. Flavor has notes of mostly the same, smoked wood, deep malt, caramel. Mostly toasted malt start to finish.
pilgrimoutlaw (770) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at brewpub. Amber pour with white head. Smoke, caramel, citrus, pine. Medium sweet and bitter. Medium bodied. Light crispness. A little sticky. I liked this quite a bit more than I expected to.
DiarmaidBHK (3393) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Good Beer NYC. Pours brown with a khaki head. Doesn’t leave much lacing. Lots of caramel on the nose and tongue. Hides it’s alcohol fairly well. Solid.
ttroha (266) - Americus, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Maltitude. Clear brown with thin white head. Aroma of roasted coffee and malt. Taste of roast, coffee and malt. Medium bodied. Very good.
retinadoc (120) - - APR 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Very satisfying. Hoppy aroma, average carbonation. Well balanced mouthfeel; good but not overwhelming hop flavors. Slightly bitter finish. Very drinkable; belies its high ABV.
BREWMUSKCLES (2232) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
caramel sweetness and a bit of syrup this brew is good in roasty malt flavor and aroma. a bit of flower and ivy with citrus hop for measure. some red fruitiness not overdone and still very traditional in style. good stuff.
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle--aroma is roasted malt,faint floral hop taste--,carmel toffee notes, roasted dark malts. Some sweetness, dark fruit as well. I really like this style, this brew is right on target.