rumproasts (2879) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Amber with small head. Light peatiness and hint of sweetness. I suspect that heather beers aren’t my thing, but this is just a strange tasting beer.
j12601 (6603) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at Captain Lawrence during their Election Day: Pilot Batch Takeover event. Pours a lightly hazed gold with a thin white head. Soft smoke, wheat, toast and sweetness on the nose, slightly floral. Light smoke, a touch of honey and wheat. Long sweetness, toast, and a bit of faint smoke. Nice floral sweetness into the finish, easy drinking, very nice smoke quality. Interesting.
Drake (8563) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served on draft at the brewery. Pours a hazy rust color with a thin creamy head. Decent head retention. Aroma of heather, herbal hops and caramel. The taste is caramel, earth, brown sugar, heather and faint hops. Medium bodied. Well balanced.