Drake (6496) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2013 Brewvival Trip Beer 31. Draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear red color with a thin creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of tart fruits, bread brown sugar. The taste is brown sugar, toffee, earth, spice, faint bread. Thin-medium bodied. Surprised this is 10%.
chinchill (580) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A bit light colored for style, with a fine creamy head that has disappointing retention. As hoped, this is a complex, well-crafted beer. It is smooth but the high ABV is too obvious in the tasting. A tad hoppy for style but I didnít mind this at all. Recommended.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: January 29, 2011
Appearance: clear dark ruby red, frothy beige head
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, dark fruits, drying earthyness
Flavor: rich malt flavor, sweet fruity esters, touch of chocolate, light earthyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
decaturstevo (4080) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - APR 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown pour with tan head and alce. Sweet molasses dominates aroma. Sweet molasses and toasted malt flavor. Medium bodied but a bit fizzy for me.
ChainGangGuy (4122) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Opaque, dark reddish-brown body with a fluffed, beige-colored head. Satisfactory lacing on the way down.
Smell: Notes of bready, toasty malts, moist sugars, fruit, spices, and booze, with the spice and booze scents being the more predominate of the bunch.
Taste: Blend of brown sugar and rock candy with a tasty of dry, crusty bread. Moderately sweet. Slices of banana washed in plum wine and peach schnapps. Notably spicy, akin to fresh ground cloves being administered to the glass. Some clear alcoholic heat all the way through to the dry, spicy, warm finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-plus carbonation.
Overall: A bit more spicy and boozy than appreciated. Finished the goblet with no desire to fight down a second one.
Shag (2439) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ummm yeah Im gonna go ahead and say this is a good beer. Some Initech coffee in the nose with some caramel and spices. The alcohol makes itself known kind of like Milton when he doesnt get his paycheck. But it also has some FLAIR to it with a big dose of caramel and toffee. Overall good beer, you should try it, that would be great.......
Cybercat (2453) - Georgia, USA - FEB 27, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Comes out of the tap a deep, opaque coffee brown with a fairly thick light tan head. Malty aroma has tone of caramel and a hint of semi-sweet chocolate. Rich, crisp flavor has firm tones of malt, chocolate and caramel as well as an underpinning of apple brandy. Texture is rather smooth and fizzy, and leaves a good tingle and a bit of an alcohol bite.