Sunday, January 6, 2013
Penn Brewing Nut Roll Ale (7/10)
Their Nut Roll Ale is a spiced ale they produce from November through January each year.
It pours a deep brown, but not quite black, in the glass. The head is a finger-thick beige that dissipates fairly quickly and leave behind absolutely no lacing.
The flavor is initially one of grainy bitterness, followed by a hint of flat cola (the image of Coca-Cola flitted through my mind as I drank it, which is something I've never encountered in a beer), ending in a mix of the to. The grainy bitterness lingers past the finish until your next sip.
On balance, I like it. I don't love it. The Beer Advocate rating is 80/100.
I tried this locally at The Pint Room in Dublin. I've not seen it available for sale elsewhere in Columbus.
IBU: Unknown, best guess around 28
My Rating: 7/10