Leafs93 (2332) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Pours deep ruby with brown head. Aroma is biscuity, caramel and some raostyness. Taste was sweet with some smoke, finishes with light bitters.
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 22, 2011
on tap at brewpub. dark amber, thin white ring. Nose has dusty malt, lightest pine amid an earthy butterscotch. Flavor similar, bit of dough and cardboard through citrus-heavy finish. jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2011
clear red/ruby small white head, not very lively... light easy drinking, malty, not very lively, very lightly toasty, not a ton of flavor, a little bland... true to style... robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2011
Growler pours reddish brown with khaki head. Aromas of malts and some hop resin. Flavor is smooth slightly bitter and it finishes clean. Body is medium and smooth corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2011
Draft at St. Stephens on Green.
Pours a dark coppery/ruby color with dark golden amber edges when held to a light and a half finger off-white head that quickly fades into a lasting ring. Not much n the way of lacing.
Spicy, toasted malt aroma with lots of toasted sweet malt and peppery spice. Hints of rye, caramel and toffee with slight dark fruit, especially dark cherry. Subtle earthy hops but the nose is dominated the spice and sweet malt.
Medium bodied with lots of tight carbonation up front and an overpowering peppery spice character. It’s a bit abrasive and really takes away from the subtle hops and sweet malt character, lingering into a long dry finish. Sweet slightly toasted malt flavor mid-palate with hints of rye, caramel, biscuit and toffee. This creates a bit of balance but overall the dominant spiciness makes this beer very unpleasant and tough to drink.
cheap (6016) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2011
Hah! Got this from a friend at the Beer Store who poured it into a quart plastic milk bottle from a tap; drank soon after, heheh. Very big pour, more than a bomber. Not much carbonation on the tongue but I don’t hold any grudges due to the container. A mildly browner pale lager thing or the same color as many dark american lagers. Odd fruity wierd thing hiden behind some leathery notes of sorts.Interestingly roasty in its own way. Has an ’old’ feel to it. Very happy that I got a chance to taste this on tap. Perhaps noty as bitter as the IBUs indicate. Seems less than the staed 5.6+%. Quite a beer. Tastes better after the sewssion goes on. keepersj12 (3137) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2010
Very nice. On tap at the High Street Grill in Mount holly NJ. Pours a very nice looking amber with a red tint. Small head laces the glass. The aroma is earthy with a nice malt sweetness. The taste is also earthy with the malt and sweet with a hint of caramel. Hops bring up the rear and leave a nice bitter after taste. Finishes dry. Maverick34 (3315) - New York, USA - MAR 22, 2010
Draught. Poured amber with mild head. Taste was i guess a pretty plain sessionable ale. zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2010
(draft @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Clear red color with a thin off-white head. Mild and malty aroma with a nice hint of caramel and very light hops. Slightly dry. Flavor is mild as well. Smooth caramel malts with a light touch of hop. Tastes nice, but it’s really nothing special. PilsnerPeter (3050) - Flushing, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2010
Tap at Barcade: Deep rusty copper pour with a creamy tan head. Toasted barley aroma- biscuity with some carapils notes and a mild herbal hop hint. Fairly dry flavor and light body. Toasted barley notes with a hint if huskiness. Pretty clean. The Malts give off a biscuity dryness- they’re lean, but firm. The herbal hops on the back offer just a hint of balancing bitterness. A solid British-style session ale.