Penn Dark - Pennsylvania Brewing Company
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Reviews by smerkinb:
4.53/5 rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Bottle says "Celebrating 20 years". Back label references a Norse legend of drinking for eternity and gives a short description of "roasted barley malt and Hallertau hops."
Pours a dark chocolate color with a loose 1/2 inch tan head. Shows dark mahogany when backlit and head evens to a steady collar.
Smells sweetly malty and-as promised- roasted. Not much in the nose for me, but it is enticingly sweet.
Wow. Sweet, heavy malts with bready, yeasty playing second fiddle. Other flavors that jump in to balance this out are roasty, barely bitter and nearly-there faint dark chocolate.
Penn Dark is of course dark and it's smooth but not heavy or thick. Nice carbonation that leaves little brief bubbles. The dryish finish makes this one a bit too easy to drink.
Great beer! With all the recent talk of sessionable brews, I would raise this as an example every time. It's sweet without ever approaching cloying and it's not at all heavy. Easy to drink and is both satisfyingly tasty and not quite enough to ever really quench my thirst. I want more from the first sip. Actually I'm kicking myself for not getting a sixer. Scratch that--I'm going to get s sixer now. And I'm never going to be without this beer again.
The bottle says "If you were going to spend eternity drinking one beer, this would be the one." I heartily agree.
Serving type: bottle
03-31-2009 23:16:40 | More by smerkinb
More User Reviews:
3.9/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle into Mug
Appearance- Dark brown with light hues, light tan head
Aroma- Bready malts, caramel sweetness, dark toastyness light but there
Flavor- Baked bread, caramel, some seep malts, slight hop presence
Mouthfeel- medium/light, good carbonation
Overall- Very true to style, and that's good not one of my favorite styles though. A very drinkable beer and worth a try.
Serving type: bottle
12-24-2013 01:13:22 | More by LI_PO12
Penn Dark from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 356 ratings.