ineedbeer (186) - San Leandro, California, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is very malty with bread notes, burnt toast, caramel and toffee. There is some burnt sugar notes and a lot of dark fruit esters. The dark fruit includes raisins, plum, prunes and fig. Light herbal hop aroma.
Pours a fairly still hazelnut brown with bit of a burnt amber highlights. Thin dark tan head that quickly recedes to the edges where it persists slightly.
Flavor starts with quite a bit of caramel of varying darkness, some toffee and burnt toast in the flavor. Mid palate you get dark fruit, especially raisin, prune and plum. The finishing palate is bitterness which is a bit harsh and doesn't blend well with the fruit notes. A lot of hot alcohol which lingers with the bitterness and isn't very pleasant.
Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with low carbonation. The astringency is moderate and the alcohol warmth fairly high.
Overall this beer really isn't very good. Maybe it would get better with age an oxidation (it probably would), but right now it is hot, astringently bitter and the malt is too bright.
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Leafs93 (1379) - Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a white head. Aroma is caramel, florals and cherry. Taste is sweet. Medium bodied with a thicker texture.
hopdog (7658) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Caponeís. Poured a deeper amber color with an off white head. Floral, some breadiness, caramel, and some dark fruits.
Jesterdeal (1053) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of dusty overripe banana and slight molasses. Pours deep brown with a small lingering head. Taste is initially grape soda, crab grass and an earthy dirt taste. The dusty altbier tones are there with some weird fruit notes. Altbiers are boring.
DeputyAndy (626) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Capone?s. Dark brown/red pour with a brown head. Smell is faint with notes of dark malts. Taste is drawn out. Some faint sweet cherry flavor mixing with brown sugar. Thin mouthfeel actually helps the flavor. Alcohol well hidden. Good.
boxofrane (1189) - pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at craft ale house. Pours reddish brown with light coming through. There is a small off white head. The aroma Is fairly sweet with caramel, dark fruit, brown sugar. The taste is medium sweet with raison, brown sugar, molasses, smoke.
alobar (2301) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a medium brown with no head. Aroma of bread,dark fruit, and caramel. Bread flavor with dark fruit, caramel, and hint of hops. Very nice.
DocLock (6800) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Caponeís. Pours light brown, with off-white head. Nose is bready caramel malt, not much hops, mild earthiness. Tastes of caramel malt, mild earthy brown sugary rye, backup hops, and a bready finish.
nittanytide (190) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured deep amber, with a bubbly white head. Faint aroma of fresh baked bread. Taste is caramel and rye bread, with a dry finish. Well-balanced.