DocLock (10970) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Draft at C-ville. Pours turbid caramel brown with frothy off-white head. Nose is earthy grainy vienna malty, with brown sugar, and resiny hops. Tastes medium in palate, with a somewhat sweet and earthy malt flavor, quite a big brown sugar bite, and the hops are an accompaniment to the malt rather than the forefront. kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2010
On tap, Hbg location. Pours a clear copper body with a small wispy off-white head. Thick caramel and toffee malt nose with some dark fruits and marzipan. Malt driven flavor, but kinda thin for the style. Just some caramel and burnt toffee, minimal hopping, and a very light hint of alcohol on the finish. Mouthfeel is thin for the style with a bit of clingy burnt caramel on the finish and moderate fizzy carbonation. Overall this was just too thin and weak. Bump up the malt bill on this one ABC. Chipper (303) - Red Lion, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2009
Dark amber pour with a small off-white head. A little hoppy and some malt aroma. Flavor is a bit hoppy, some sweetness, and a little dry.
Decent enough. savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 3, 2009
On cask @ ABC Gettysburg. Deep amber with a creamy off white head that leaves some lacing. Spicy hop aroma with lots of sugar sweet scents. The flavor is mostly sweet malt with some bitterness that fades in. Medium body with mild carbonation (cask) and a somewhat watery mouth feel. This was a good beer, but nothing special. jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2008
definitely not 80 ibu, aroma is malty, with nutty and toffee notes. poured dark amber with white head. flavor was the same as the aroma, quite nice and with great malt complexity. medium bodied. very enjoyable.
f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2008
On tap @ Camp Hill. Pours a deep copper color with a lasting white head. Sweet caramel aroma, great malty backbone, not much else. jcwattsrugger (12517) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2008
on tap-pours a thin light tan head and copper color. Aroma is very mild citrus/earthy hops, medium malt. Taste is sweet medium malt-nutty/peat, secondary dry/earthy/metallic hops. Same as an English Nut Brown. OK carbonation. Occasional. 3fourths (9357) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2007
Piint at the Harrisburg brewery, Muddy, bready brown colored body with some faint red hues as well, topped by a thin, tan, disorganized head. First impressions of the nose are sweet caramel malts, toasted bread, and cherry scented hops, but with some bakers yeast and wheat bread dough. Thin on the tongue, sweet, with a light bitterness, mostly just more of the caramel and cherry flavors that are fairly common in the so-called American strong ale. Hoppy for sure, but not grassy. Has a semi-gritty texture of soggy bread and grains, finishing pasty and dry, soggy and sour. Overall it’s very loose and disorganized, at tiumes resembling a strong amber ale, other times a DIPA that went wrong somewhere. They call it major hops but the hops are more minor, to be honest. morehops (39) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2007
Had this on tap at their brew pub in Gettysburg. It’s pretty good and a little hoppier than their Hoppy Trails. Would definately recommend to an IPA lover Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2006
ABC fest 06. Pours a slightly hazy deep amber with a htin off white head and some lace. Aroma is citrus and piney hops but balanced out with a lot of chewy thick sweet caramel malts. Flavor is moslty sweet with some fruits, toffee, caramel, citrus, orange, and some pine- with a good clean bitterness in the end. Fairly smooth and easy to drink. Due to the high hop levels I would consider this to be more of an american strong ale, rather than an old ale.