argo0 (10388) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 17, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Clear dark amber body, medium beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, light bread. Taste is medium sweet, orange/earthy, bread, some caramel. Light-medium body.
BeerandBlues2 (7418) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at brewery. Pours clear brown-copper with a medium, fizzy off-white head, medium-short retention with light lacing. Aroma is caramel, toast, and nutty malt, earthy and minty hops. Flavor is malty with medium hop bitterness and spiciness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth.
Drake (6497) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served on draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear reddish-copper with a medium sized creamy off-white head. Good head retention and a bit of lacing. Aroma of caramel, toffee and some toastiness. The taste is bitter hops, toasted malts, nutty notes and a faint bit of fruitiness. Medium bodied. A bit over-hopped, but still decent.
Braudog (5026) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the brewpub. Dark bronze and served a bit cold. Woody and only mildly bitter, with an almost bready finish. (#4272, 10/3/2011)
TheBeerGod (4633) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged. Pretty copper pour with a short tan head. Hoppy and fruity with strong spicy hops, caramel, toffee, dark fruit, light citrus and chewy malt. Taste is big spicy and earthy hops, light floral notes, caramel, sweet malt, dark fruit, some citrus, toffee and light tea notes.Body is medium with a strong, dense, bubbly carbonation. Finishes with more caramel, spicy hops, toffee earthy hops, citrus notes, floral hops, tea and chewy malt.
emacgee (3445) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Brixx Charlottesville. Clean copper pour with one finger of off white head. Nose is leafy and herbal with some citric notes and a bready sweet malt profile. Pretty clean flavor, English hops. Mildly soapy and grassy. Bit of a bite on the finish.
Butters (3321) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the brewery. Clear mahogany pour with small ring of light tan head. Boozy sweet massive caramel and earthy hop bite. Balanced to a certain extent but leans very sweet. Not overly impressed. But not bad.
Kinz (2971) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty clear orange amber, head initially fizzy - but ends up becoming very creamy and quite long lasting with a nice lace. Aroma is very lightly of caramel, and then moving into an almost chlorophyll green hop character. Flavor changes quite a bit - initial caramel malt sweetness, but then an almost minty hop character. Would have thought this Northern Brewer for sure with the minty note, but who really knows? I shouldnít try to guess hops, as Iím invariably wrong. Slightly odd finish - almost like the yeast is acting up a bit. Somehow I feel like this recipe is close to being really good, but ultimately it produced just a so-so at best beer.
Elwood (2493) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: 750 ml. bottle from the brewery. Hazy ruddy amber color with a large off-white head. The nose is fruity with slight tropical fruit and caramel notes. The flavor heads a more earthy direction with some fruitiness, mushroom, and pine notes. Medium body with higher carbonation.
keepersj12 (2250) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
An under rated style as far as Iím concerned. Poured a dark amber with a thin head. Malthus aroma with some caramel. Malthus taste too with just enough hops to balance. Well done.