Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery, 11/15/13. Pours a hazy rust color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of big spicy notes, toasted malts, stone fruits, cranberry. The taste is toffee, dark fruits and a mild spicy finish. Medium bodied, low carbonation.
jackl (5380) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg @ COTU. The pour’s amber with a small head. Strong estery smell. Plenty of sweet fruits, red berry, Belgian yeast. The taste is pear, more red fruits, mellow sweetness. Medium body, soft carbonation. Not bad.
BrettTaylor (624) - Radford, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2013
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Poured as a 2 oz sampler at Virginia Beer Live 2013. May have been suffering from palate blowout. Major extract tang to this - it tasted like a first time homebrewer’s beer. There were hints of spices on the aroma, but the taste was very bad and actually caused my wife to gag. Won’t drink this again.