djd07 (16452) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2017 Dacrza (1086) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2017
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
DATE: April 21, 2017... OCCASION: in between museums (the newly opened American Revolution and the Penn) and looking for a diversion--a pint at 2nd Story will do!... GLASSWARE: nonick... dark, opaque amber body--high on the SRM--with an off-white ring of foamy head... smells of a malty base, with vanilla, chestnut, coffee bean, and light peat--quite a panoply of suggestions... first sip is not so inviting: flat, medium-bodied, fuller at the finish with little effervescence... a dry finish suggests a varied consistency... light chocolate, some peat light/no hops discernible, mint tea, oak--like a watered down wee heavy... all flavors seem muted, almost stating the obvious: a 3% ABV beer cannot deliver the profile of something larger, plain and simple... I love the idea of this, and the synergy between the new museum and the brewery creates milieu, but...the museum’s quality and payoff is not matched by this tie-in offering... the Drinkers should have checked Jefferson, Franklin and Washington’s recipes for starters....
On tap at the brewery. Pours a dark copper with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is roast, peat, cocoa, wood, spice. Medium body, cocoa, cracker malt, roast, spice, light smoke finish, good. NikkTwist (3463) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2017
UPDATED: APR 22, 2017 Draft at 2nd Story. Slight hazy dark chestnut brown pour with soft beige foam that mostly dissipated. Clean crisp brew. Thin-bodied but with more flavor than expected. Coffee. Cocoa. Burnt peanuts. Truffle. Toffee. Treacle. Easy drinking. Not half bad.