Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear golden color with a medium creamy white head. Good head retention and lacing. Big bready and doughy aroma with grainy malts, faint fruity notes and caramel. The taste is bready malts, raisins, caramel, toffee and some booziness. Medium-full bodied. Interesting beer.
TheBeerGod (4907) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged. Copper with a short tan head. Aroma is caramel, sweet malt, bready notes and soft toffee. Taste is chewy malt, bready notes, caramel, toffee notes, soft fruit notes and soft booze. Body is medium-full and chewy with a moderate, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more bready notes, chewy caramel, sweet malt, candyish notes, light fruit and booze.
MadRobin (1399) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 750 ml bottle after cellaring for 6 months, which is right at the end of the "drink by" date on the cork.
Clear, bright orange copper with 2-finger cream-khaki head and good lacing.
Aroma of caramel, toast, brown bread, apple, plums, peaches, brown sugar and mild herbal hops.
Taste of sweet caramel, toffee, peaches, herbal hops, brown sugar, dark bread and toast and dark fruit.
Full/medium body and medium/low carbonization and a pleasant mouthfeel that is both silky and bubbly.
The cellaring seems to have improved this beer a bit. It's a bit sweeter and less hoppy, but more fruity and complex.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Kinz (3105) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light amber, no head. Richmond 17th. Big alcohol aroma, some malt sweetness. Big sweet flavor, loads of caramel. Just enough hop bitterness to balance out on the finish. Not my favorite style, but a good take on it. Courtesy dkachur.
Braudog (5357) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, caged and corked. Crystal-clear amber pour, just a fizzle of a head. There’s little to no aroma here. But the beer drinks with a nice viscous character, and a smooth high gravity burn, like warmed honey. Malty and almost lagery on the surface, this carries a bock-like kick in the middle. Sip it. (#4891, 1/5/2013)
snoworsummer (1021) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a big bottle. Pours hazy copper brown with a thin frothy head. Tastes malty and slightly sweet and bitter. Like molasses, syrup, with wheat and raisin hints. Smells sweet, bready, and fermented. Medium body and low carbonation.
Emeister84 (635) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aromas of butterscotch, peanut brittle, and subtle notes of cotton candy. Clear copper with a sticky, mostly lasting, off-white head. Sweet, with notes of caramel and butterscotch, along with perceptible strength. Medium bodied with lively carbonation, and a short, strong, malty finish.
sonnycheeba (2528) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy amber with creamy beige head. Aroma is caramel and cookie malts, dates, plums, floral hops, light vanilla, and faint booze. Flavor is sweet malts forward with supporting dark fruit esters, toffee, and faint hop bitterness; with some booze sweetness at the finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Beergeek23322 (1693) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12/6/2013. On tap. Pours amber with a white head. Sweet malty aromas with caramel, light fruit and spices. Boozy flavors with lots of sweet notes. Not bad at all.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Gate during our bar crawl through Brooklyn. Pours a clear amber with a thin white head. Big sweet malt, a touch of lager yeast. Medium bodied, malt, gentle carbonation. Yeast and esters, malt, toast. Light yeast into the finish.