jmm635 (1011) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2012
On tap on the brewery tour. Pours clear and light brown with a foamy head. Aromas of roasted malt and slight coffee. Like a sessionable light porter. Extremely flavorful for a 3.5% beer. dinkle50 (1523) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Dark pout with a big head. Mouth is a little thick, but pleasant. Nice roast in this one. Almost a little smokey. Clean palate. Very easy drinking. reggiedunlop (3725) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Pours a nice dark brown/black color with a thick tan head. Aroma is malty...light roastiness a mild cocoa...slightly nutty. Flavor follows suit...nice citrusy hop noted to balance out the roasty malt. Mouthfeel is light and silky with a mild coffee finish. Very awesome low abv beer! DocLock (10830) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Draft at Blue Dog. Pours hazy brown with khaki head. Nose is earthy caramel malt, toffee, nuts. Tastes earthy, vienna malty, with finishing brown sugary and nutty hints, but was not ever sweet to me, with some hops at the end. alobar (3857) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Pours a dark brown almost black color with an off-white head. Aroma od roasted malt, chocolate,and hops. Roasted malt flavor with hints of chocolate and a solid hop ending. Very nice beer. Hard to believe the ABV.
dumontn (530) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Pours deep hazy red with a thin and sparse head with little retention. Aroma is like a black IPA with some roast notes and a strong pine backbone. Taste is creamy roasty chocolate, pine, citrus, somewhat watery but would never guess this is only 3.5%abv. Body is light to medium, low carbonation, balanced bitter roasty finish.. Overall, probably the best and most flavorful session beer I’ve ever had. Blows my previous favorite, Revolution Workingman Mild, out of the water. Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2012
On tap at Winterbrew. Pours a deep brown, almost black colored body with a finger-width, creamy and frothy, brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is very roasty with a light chocolate and a good amount of citrus pine resins. Flavor is similar. Light chocolate sweetness up front with some bread and caramel before lots of dry roasts and a nice citrus, resiny pine hopping comes in. Finishes dry, roasty, and resiny with a light bitterness before leaving a lengthy aftertaste. Light body with a moderately lively carbonation. Overall, a pretty impressive beer for such a low ABV%. Lots of flavor in a very crisp, easy drinking, light body. Nice one. drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2014 Draft at revolution, pours black with creamy tan head. Aroma has nice piney and grapefruit citrus with a good roasted character. Flavor is full, good hoppy and roasted malts, citrus and chocolate. Tangy finish. Somewhere between a dark mild and a black ipa. Really the first beer I’ve had quite like this and it proves there’s lots of beer world untraveled in this area, small, hoppy, dark. Awesome. 4.0
2014 sample and was this beer always 5%? I thought it was once in the mid 3s. Roasted malts are a bit more astringent this time around esp. when combined with the hop bitterness that a bit too much. It’s not bad but this taste more like a small black IPA then something more drinnkable like a dark mild. Some hop aroma. It’s okay but I enjoyed this much more the last time around. They need to drop the OG, bitterness a tad , and some of the roasted malts. I wouldn’t mind a little more hop aroma as well. A small dry hop maybe. 3.5 andyhwcinc (1884) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Enjoyed on tap at Bad Apple in Chicago, IL while eating dinner with some friends. Appearance is very dark brown with thin off white head. Aroma of chocolate malt and piney hops. Taste is unique, hops used seem very natural/piney compiled with the roasted chocolate malt, tastes ’dirty’, grows on you after a while. Frank (4220) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2012
This is what I’m talking about! Low alcohol and super flavorful. This drinks like a ncie, roasty porter but it’s light and extremely drinkable. Big coffee, chocolate and hops fill out the flavor. Dry and light but full flavored texture. It’s nearly black, rich and delicious. I don’t miss the alcohol at all.