merc7186 (1958) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Brownish/Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head , Some Lacing
S: Mildly Oakey, Mild Cherry, Mild Rye
T: Cherry, Rye, Mild Apricots
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sour, Mildlt Sweet Finsih
Overall, definitely got better as it warmed up.
nimbleprop (4543) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Churchkey. Pours a cloudy garnett amber with some spitty white head. Nose is a little nail polish, cherry, malt, some grass. Flavor is sweet, malty, cherry, light cough syrup, a little orange, bitter greens, light wood pulp. Full, lightly astringent finish.
GT2 (8171) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Meridian Pint. Clear, deep amber pour. Weak head. Nose is tomato paste, sweetened canned tomato (guessing that is the Catoctin barrel), pepper, cherry/grenadine. Taste is diet cherry soda. Palate is black tea.
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Lightly hazed amber body with beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, some cherry, rye. Taste is moderately sweet, rye/brandy, some orange, light caramel. Light-medium body, fairly smooth.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Murky variegated brown color, bright tan head, solid lacing. Aroma of lightly spiced caramel, vanilla. Taste is nicely subtle whiskey with vanilla, butterscotch. Very nice.
radagast83 (4415) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Meridian Pint for the 1 year anniversary party. WOW. I went into this one with low expectations, considering it’s a mild ale and that whatever the base beer was it would be competely overshadowed by the whiskey - causing the beer to be virtually undrinkable. I was completely wrong - this one was balanced so nicely between the sweet malts of the base beer and the characteristics that were picked up by the Catoctin Creek Rye Whiskey barrels. Vanilla, whiskey touches, sweet malts - this one is so smooth and extremely enjoyable.