MadRobin (1963) - Silver Spring, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap half pint at Gilly's Beer & Fine Wine in Rockville, MD.
Clear, dark chestnut with a khaki head and very good lacing.
Aroma of caramel, light pine, even lighter citrus, a few peppery spices and a touch of toffee--all of which are pretty subtle.
Taste of spices, mild fruit, caramel, toffee and toasted malt.
Medium/full body and medium carbonation.
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Beergeek23322 (2282) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11/27/2013. From bottle. Pours red brown with a short tan head. Malty aromas with caramel and spices. Plenty of hops added which is unusual for the style, but works pretty good. Flavors of spice, caramel and bread. Not a bad beer.
Butters (3775) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at the brewery. Clear golden amber with good offwhite head. Malty toffee toasted biscuit with just a slight earthy hop for balance. Kinda like a watered down and hop added version of the scotch ale. Decent, but nothing special.
jackl (4645) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg @ Blue Mountain. Light amber small head. The nose is cocoa, toffee, captain crunch cereal. The taste is toffee, caramel, brown bread. Red apple fruits. Medium body, soft carbonation. Solid.
HopTsing (427) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2012
2.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
From the came adark amber brew with a thin white head. Aroma of malt but not much. Medium full bodied with fairly well balanced hop and malt with a hint of honey. It was nice and drinkable, but underwelming.
tia (927) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Auburn with minimal dissipating head. Smells like chocolate, bread, and a hint of spice. Not to sweet, not real hoppy. Medium bodied with a little tingler on the tongue and a dry finish.
TheGB (510) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light brown with a thin head. Light aroma of hops and fruit. Nice palate with a kinda non-descript taste
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DiarmaidBHK (3418) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Appalachian vintner. Pours brown with an inch of khaki foam. A bit of floral hop on the nose. Lots of malt on the tongue. Nice sipper. Finishes clean. It’s a solid winter warmer.
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours reddish-brown with a medium tan head. Spiced aroma with hints of caramel, prunes/raisins and roasted malts. Sweet and heavily spiced flavor with notes of caramel, dark fruits, roasted malts and light orange hoppiness. Some alcohol and hop bitterness in the finish.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle poured into glass. Thanks to Jason B for sharing this. Dark brown color with a thin beige head. Slight hop presence but the malts dominate here. Good bit of dried fruits and brown sugar happening here.