keepersj12 (3137) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2007
Very good attempt at a largely forgotten style. Nicely sweet and malty. Not a lot of hops. Well hidden alcohol content. bp (939) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2007
Draft: Pours a cloudy redish-brown, aroma is slightly hoppy, taste is roasted malt, caramel and a touch of hops. Solid brew. jcwattsrugger (12518) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2007
on hand pump-pours a retaining tan head and dark amber color. Aroma is medium/dark malt-sweet caramel with a hops undertone, also scotch. Taste is medium/dark malt-sweet caramel with peat/smokiness, some earthy hops, also scotch, alcohol. Nicely done, not my style. Soft carbonation.
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - AUG 14, 2007
It poured a dark amber. The strong malt taste was up front. The hops made only a minor contribution. The result was a mellow, whiskey-like finish. Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2006
Cask at New Hope. Pours a nice deep amber with bright orangey highlights, creamy had and slight lace. Aroma is a bit dirty and yeasty, some lieght earth, very sweet, good caramel hints and a moderate amount of fruity/yeasty esters- light peat smoke in the end as it sits and breathes. More dried fruits and esters in the flaovr- apple, raisins, sweet and sugary with more toffee, dirty peat smoke, and molasses- yeasty in the finish. Ok mothfeel and body- smooth aftertaste.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2007 Cask pour @ New Hope. Orange-brown color with 1 1/2 inch head. Sweet smell of cane sugar, a bit of dark fruit. Taste is thick, sweet & malty. Rich whiskey, earthy tastes are pleasant and definitely hide the 9.5%. A high quality Triumph product hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2006
On tap at the New Hope location. Hand Pump. Poured a deep orange color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, light alcohol, and light roast. Tastes of caramel, roast, toffee, and light earth. Medium alcohol finish. hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2006
4 oz taster. on cask at New Hope location. Pours a dark amber with a small head, low carbonation. Aroma is smoky, some fruit, and sweet malt. Taste is malt, malt, and then some more malt- add in some fig, and vinous fruit and smokiness. This beer was quite complex, I enjoyed it. Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2005
Cloudy chestnut brown, producing a medium sized beige head.Potent chocolate cookies and coffee touched nose. Coherent vinous fruitiness contribute figgy, grapey notes completed by an oaky and red wine characteristic. Medium bodied, oily texture, minimal acidity, felt alcohol. A malty ale that manages to browse through a vast range of flavours to keep your attention at every second. willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2005
08.18.05 Hand pump at New Hope. Clouded mahogany pour with big and foamy tan head. Aroma is light and roasty, wet and musty like a backcountry lean-to on an autumn morning. Flavor is chock full of peat and pipe tobacco. Boozy and strong from middle to back. Dry. Rich and earthy all around which matches well with the big alcohol. Very nice and seemingly very authentic.