Lightrider (317) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle into a tulip glass. Pour is a dark amber almost brown. Aroma is thick and full bodied malt with a hint of sweetness. Taste is a sweet and bitter with a thick malt back. Finish is warm. Very good ale.
Darkmagus82 (2008) - - JUL 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 7-12-14 -
Served on cask in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance – The beer is served a deeper amber color with a big off white head. Upon fading the head levels a moderate amount of lacing on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The nose is mainly of roasted malt, but mixed with it are notes of dark fruit (cherry and prune) as well as some light earthy hop aromas.
Taste – The taste begins heaviest of roasted malt with some sweeter caramel notes. As the taste advances however the caramel sweet fades and more hop flavors come to the tongue. The hop begins with just some more earthy like flavors, but then lighter floral flavors develop as well. In the end of the taste the roasty flavors and hop flavors with the lack of sweetness leave a slightly bitter aftertaste on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the light to medium side with the low cask carbonation giving it the classic cask creamy feel. The smoothness of the brew really suits the roasty flavors as well as the more floral and earthy hop flavors and overall suit the beer quite well.
Overall – Easy drinking and a pretty good taste. A brew and one to try if you get a chance.
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a lovely rich amber hue. Soft carbonation under a loose foamy head. The beer itself is clear with no haze.
A nice aroma of complex malts with sutble nuances of caramelized malts. Hop bouquet of earthy and woody notes.
There is a nice pronounced malt character here that is rather complex in it’s additoode.
Hops are lightly present, bringing up the rear with a sutble earthy bite.
A medium body beer that’s smooth and well rounded. It’s a bit dry with a slight bitter after taste.
Classic tasting beer that’s loaded with style.
joejames (361) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle to English pint. Pours deep amber, two finger head, moderate lacing. Nose is earthy, fruity. Taste is toasty sweet, earthy bitterness typical of English hops. Medium body, light carbonation, fruity mouth feel. Finishes with notes of toasty malts, dark fruits and an earthy floral little bitter tang at the end. Decent brew.
stevoj (2882) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask offering at O’Neal’s Pub. The cask variety adds an element of sourness to the normally bitter nature of this beer. Nice woody, dried fruit aroma, more dried fruit in the taste. This is more of a sipper, bringing to mind dubbels and sours. Nice!
grundsow (108) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Disappointing. Extra dull, just nothing special about this beer. Bland, not hoppy, watered-down taste.
Tatar (4) - - MAR 6, 2014 does not count
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Hand drawn pour it has a caramel color, roasty but a light coffee flavor, malt aroma with a sweetness on the back of the tongue.
DrinkinWell (388) - - JAN 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown with thick head. Malty, bready, slight bitterness. Aromas are malt, subtle vanilla, and hint of caramel. Decent ale.
can8ianben (1402) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramel-y sweet with a earthy British bitter finish. Brown in color with a foamy white head.
DCLawyer (1866) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle->nonic. Lite amber with big frothy offwhite head. A: caramel malt, bread, oats. T: roasted malt, spice, sweet bread. Some metallic notes spoil the show.