rangerred (987) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had on tap.
Arrived in a pint glass with a slighty hazy, brown body and a thin head.
Fruity aroma with some raspberries and toasted malt. A little bit of bread.
There is a metallic note in the taste along with berries and caramel. Some toast is present along with a definite tartness. There is plenty of sweetness which gets to be a little too much at times and hurts the drinkability factor.
Overall, I wasn’t really impressed with this beer. Too sweet and tart.
MadRobin (2223) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Adega Wine Cellar and Cafe in Silver Spring, MD.
Slightly hazy, translucent reddish amber brown with medium-size, creamy tan head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of grain, biscuits and a little sweet roasted malt.
Mild taste of grain, biscuits and sweet slightly bread malt nicely balanced by a modicum of hops bitterness.
Medium/light body and light carbonation with a silky, foamy mouthfeel.
An excellent mild and a wonderfully flavorful session beer. I am impressed.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
j12601 (7350) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Pratt. Pours a hazed amber ruby brown with a thin beige head. Soft malt, a touch nutty, sweet crackery malt. A touch metallic, malt and toast. Sweet malty, very easy drinking. Nice body, smooth and malty. Really nice.
yespr (33598) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From cask at Churckey, version had French oak in the cask. Pours hazy brown with a small off white head. Aroma is fruity, toasted malty and light breadish malty. Flat malty, light fruity and caramelish. Dry, no sweetness. Why cask condition beers that wasn’t meant to be cask? Flat and malty.
Drake (9932) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served on draft at Beer Run. 5300th rating! Pours a dark hazy brown color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of toasted malts, herbal hops and a tart note. The taste is bitter hops, caramel and toasted malts. Medium bodied, high carbonation. Nice beer.
argo0 (11863) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Clear amber body, small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, earthy/pine, some malt. Taste is moderately sweet, bread, some but, earthy/pine, light raisin. Light-medium body, low carbonation.
Nate (3800) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Pizzeria Paradiso. Nice grainy aroma, roasted barley and very light hops. Biscuit and light caramel. Mainly, it smells like mash. Dark golden amber with mild haze, with thin off-white head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Starts a bit sweet with raw malt/grist notes, light floral hop bitterness. Finish is medium bitter with light sweet nutty notes. Decent mild.
mansquito (3870) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Regional Food and Drink, DC tap ($6.50): Pours a murky light brown color with a similar head. Aroma is mostly malty, but in a very good way. Body of the beer is the real upside. It has a really soft mouth feel, so the beer goes down very easily; however, there is nothing lacking in the taste of this beer either. Really nice full malty flavour throughout with a kiss of hops. A very well crafted brew.
Travlr (14454) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask handpull. Variegated golden brown color, small white head, delicate lacing. Aroma of spiced and peppery butterscotch. Taste is similar with subtle lemon. Nice.
gsmitty80 (1902) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - Churchkey (not sure which brewery it came from)
Nice malty and sweet mild beer with a little bit of dryness in the finish but it didnt detract from the palate. Subtle candy notes and maybe some chocolate.