bth122 (1702) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Draft. Hidden valley. Medium head. Brown color. Aroma is nutmeg, cinnimon, more nutmeg, and nutroll. Medium light sweetness. Medium light body. Easy to drink. Nice mix of spice. MadRobin (2989) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Poured from 12 oz. bottle.
Opaque black-brown with a small khaki head and very good lacing.
Aroma of nuts, caramel, cinnamon, vanilla cola and nutmeg.
Taste of nuts, caramel, cinnamon, vanilla, cola, chocolate and nutmeg.
Medium body and medium/high carbonization.
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Dark brown pour, some suds. Spice, tree, caramel, molasses, burnt malt. Flavor is the same. A good Christmas blend without being too in your face malty like so many are. A bit minty/herbal in the finish. Nutty too. DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2016
Had at the source, received in a pint glass.
3.5 A: It’s dark in here, but I think it’s a clear light brown color. Two fingers of creamy tan head. Average retention and a few wisps of lacing are left.
4.0 S: An almost musty sweet nuttiness. Sweet brown sugar with plenty of toastiness and maple syrup.
3.75 T: All of the above flavors but in different proportions. Less sweet than the nose with reasonable complexity.
3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Bity carbonation with moderate creaminess.
3.75 D: I’m a sucker for brown ales and the maple syrup thing does a good job drawing me in.
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DavoleBomb, Dec 21, 2015 kassner (1722) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2012
bottle and very unusual. Can’t get the memory of my uncle and his pipe out of my head, pungent seet odor and bitter tatste, but I can’t say drinking the pipe was the same.
Rotbart (155) - - FEB 15, 2013
Lightly sweet aroma with a bold dark color and a nice, tan, foamy head. It had a nice lightly sweet flavor with a smooth finish mixing chocolate and coffee. BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle from trade side by side with other Penn stuff. Pours a reddish amber color with a creamy white head. Sweet cinnamon candy aroma, a bit of toffee and caramel. Flavor is a bit of cinnamon on top of what seems to be that cream cheese icing flavor that I didn’t expect. A bit of nuttiness in there as well. Medium bodied with slightly prickly carbonation. This is a neat beer and seems like it would be good for the holiday times. Just like it is described. shrubber85 (11706) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle. Nutty herbal pine and caramel malt aroma. Cloudy brown with small head. Sweet nutty caramel malt and lightly bitter pine flavor. Light body. Nice balance - not overly spiced. Lightrider (346) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Aroma is a thick malt. Taste is a crisp bitter malt. Finish is clean and warm and dry. jsporrer (1144) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Pours a semi-clear mahogany with a thin tan ring. Sweet toffee and roasted malt aroma. Light carbonation. Tastes of caramel, toffee, and candy corn. Smooth, light, and refreshing. Flavors aren’t very bold but not overly sweet either. Similar to a light Dunkel. Not great but not bad.