DocLock (7445) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Capone’s from a 1L hand-bottling. Pours burnt sienna with ruby edges and a 1-finger khaki head that leaves decent lace. Nose is malty, fruity, with some caramel, brown sugar, and toffee notes. Tastes very malty, with a berry fruitiness, caramel and brown sugar, mild roasty and rauchy notes, and a medium palate heft. I say 3.5.
hopdog (8460) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a deeper amber color with a smaller sized head. Aromas of caramel, nuts, and roast. Tastes of toasted nuts, caramel, light smokiness, and roast.
blipp (5595) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours amber brown with a beige head. Sweet malty aroma with light dark fruity notes and light hops. The flavor has a nice caramel malty sweetness, light candy noted, a hint of dark fruits, and some light smokiness ermerging as it warms. Good stuff.
italianjohn (2208) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear deep amber reddish pour light off white head light lacing ... roasted and caramel malt aroma .... taste of roasted and caramel malts, light smoke and very light burnt caramel ... a tasty and simple brew really sessionable and not too bad
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is Weyerbacher’s second take on this style and it starts with a nice dusty malty aroma and is attractive with a lacing of bubbles but flavor-wise its a bit flat. There is some sugarcane offset by dark malty tones and a black licoriche aftertaste but nothing to bring me back. The old recipe had more nuances to it.
egajdzis (5169) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, nuts, light roast, and vanilla. Taste of caramel malts, nuts, vanilla, toffee malts, and toast, and a roasty, dry finish. Actually a decent beer.
patrickfannon (1223) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Capone’s with Sean and Vinnie. 5 oz flight. Pours a light amberish brown with zero head; though this may be due to the small size of the sample. The aroma is almost notexistent; very, very subtle traces of soft rye, musty wood, and tons of sweet and slightly roasty malts. Slight bodied with a rather lifeless palate. This beer has a very odd, but very distinct, flavor of bell pepper upon first sip, but slowly fades to sweet, bready malt flavors. This is billed as a "session scotch ale," but I won’t likely be sessioning this beer any time soon. Sub par for a brewery of Weyerbacher’s caliber.