Emeister84 (994) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aromas of butterscotch, dried dark fruit, and burnt sugar. Very dark ruby, almost black, with a retaining, dark beige head. Dry, fruity, with flavors of butterscotch, bordering on a sour. Medium bodied with good carbonation, and finishes dry and yeasty.
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a hazy rust color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of spice, dark fruits, whisky, caramel. The taste is big spice notes, marzipan, eggnog, herbal notes, whisky, caramel, dark fruits, currants, bready notes. Medium bodied, slight lingering bitterness, muddled.