Velkyal (286) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a next dark brown, with a half inch or so of slightly off white head. The nose is a touch of brown sugar, spicy hops and a trace of chocolate. Taste is biscuity, toasty, chocolate and a decent dollop of hop bitterness. Medium to full bodied and decent drinking.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Served on draft at the brewery. Pours a clear dark brown color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of doughy malts, nuts, brown sugar and a hoppy finish. The taste is big earthy hops, anise, molasses and a bitter finish. Medium bodied. Quite hoppy with a lingering bitterness. Solid beer.