Travlr (12986) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the source. Hazy maroon color, huge thick beige head. Aroma of burnt toast. Taste is slightly smokey caramel. Tasty.
GT2 (8682) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355mL from the cheese shop in colonial Williamsburg. Pours a deeper cola, clear, Rockier tan foam. Good lace. Nose is sweet cola, milk chocolate, pumpkin, cookie. Taste is quite bitter, soapy, red apple, some chocolate, coffee, cookie, tootsie roll. Not bad. Fiancé rating : 3.4
DocLock (8001) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Colonial Williamburg. Pours hazy dark brown with minimal off-tan head. Nose was earthy, bready vienna malt, mild cacao, nuts, and backup hops, Tasted rich, with an earthy nutty malt up front, some mid-palate cacao, and a smooth finish. This beer matched really well with the cramped and old-fashioned confines of the tavern we were in, and really seemed to fit the period well. It took me back in time.
Braudog (5873) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Taphouse/Queensway. Dark brown and fairly "regular" looking fro an American brown. Nutty and caramel all the way, but evenly spread, quite drinkable and unoffensive. Creamy mouthfeel. The finish is a bit shallow and a let down; otherwise a good beer. (#5341, 11/23/2013)
TheBeerGod (5315) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler from Alewerks. Very dark, opaque brown cola colored pour. Tall, thick tan head. Aroma is strong toffee, caramel notes, molasses, and dark bread. Taste is chocolate covered nuts, caramel, light toffee, molasses, dark bread, toasted grains, and earthy hops. Body is medium with a soft, creamy carbonation. Ends with a touch more bitterness, chocolate, strong nuttiness, earthy hops, caramel, toasted bread, dark bready notes, soft grains and molasses.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5039) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mom brought this one back from a trip to Williamsburg. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark brown color with faint orange highlights and a medium sized foamy tan head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was sweet and malty molasses, nut and wood. The flavor was malty, dryish and a bit bitter with notes of wood, nut and pretzel. Medium length bitter finish with lingering wood an nut. Medium body. Meh.
radagast83 (4924) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Brewery. Poured a medium-brown color with a slightly tan head. Aroma was nutty, caramel, toffee. Flavor was a touch of caramel, nut, toffee was there. Nice earthy notes and some grain in there. Pretty tasty.
jackl (4797) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle pour @ the 21st Richmond Gathering. Amber pour with a small head. Loads of caramel. Hot cross buns. A bit of cocoa. Taste is overly carbed. Loads of cola, nuts, caramel. Chocolate malt. Brown toast. Meidum body. Carbonation takes away from it a bit.
obguthr (4004) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of coffee, bran flakes, and unmalted roasted barley. Cloudy brown, thin yellow head. Robust, roasted barley flavor, kibble and coffee, grainy.. Good with berry pie.
Butters (3811) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Near clear amber brown pour with large khaki head. Nose is distinct cocoa and coffee grounds. Flavor is malty toffee caramel, biscuit, smokey, earthy tobacco. Almost a malty bitterness on the finish. Some drying hops for balance. I certainly wouldn’t mistake it for sweet. A little watery thin with moderately low carbonation. Pretty good.