Iphonephan (6252) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Meridian Pint, DC. Pours a cloudy dark brown with an off white head. Aroma of raisins. Noisy melange of herbs and malts. Not my thing.
pnesbit (96) - Marietta, South Carolina, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of malt and something herbal. Growler pour of murky dark brown with a very small off white head. Taste of belgan yeast with a herbal, not noticably thyme, secondary taste. Med body with a average slightly slick texture. Overall very interesting beer that is worth a try.
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Meridian Pint for the 1 year anniversary party. Poured a slightly murky brown color with a small off-white head. Aroma was light malts, with a touch of thyme and Belgian yeasts.
nimbleprop (7560) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Consumed a fair share of this at American Ice Company. Pours a muddy brown with zero head. Nose is very inviting, herbal, floral, candy sugar, pitted fruits, caramel. Flavor is similar, sweet, bananas, candy sugar, chestnut honey, prunes, figs, herbs. The thyme isn’t in your face, it’s very complimentary and meshes very well with the base beer. Medium bodied, herbal finish. A great recipe.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Churchkey. Served in a snifter.
Pours a very dark brown color, though it’s not completely darkened. Tan head and a moderate amount of lacing. The nose carries some dried thyme along with some moderate Belgian yeast character. Flavor hits on the thyme as well, with the rest of the beer in the background. Body is medium with a dry finish, courtesy of the thyme. Not my favorite.
Travlr (21640) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Murky brown color, thin tan head. Aroma has spice not readily identifiable as thyme, but you know something is there. Taste starts roasty and caramel, then the spice comes in subtley. Nice.
Nickls (2388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Murky mud puddle brown with a thin light tan head. Aroma is quite muted with some light roast molasses chocolate and spice. Flavor is interesting with herbal and spice notes with some chocolate, spruce, and slight bitterness in the finish. Medium soft body. Not bad.
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jbeatty (1244) - New York, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from the brewery, 01/23/2012. Pours murky chestnut brown, foamy haze on the surface. Nose starts with crystallized caramel and candi sugar, barley malts in the middle, noticeable herbs in the finish, though more reminiscent of rosemary for me (maybe I need to brush up on my herbs). Taste begins with dark bread maltiness, some sweeter dried fruits, bitter finish with thyme evident, citrus hop overtones in the aftertaste. On the thin side for this style, but very smooth as ABV doesn’t show at all. Overall a pretty tasty winter brew and a solid local option.
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Smoke and Barrel in DC. Dark brown pour, small head. Nose holds really nice dark fruit with touches of fig, caramel, plum, and that beautiful thyme/rosemary herbal note. Smooth sweet malt flavor, a really nice, intriguing combination of sweet fruit and herbal bite. Quite yummy!
lamas (1570) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2012 Growler straight from the brewery. An extremely muddy plum/rust-colored pour with a smallish beige head. Caramel, candied sugar, lightly toasted wheat bread, thyme, and a little spiciness in the mildly herbaceous aroma. Goes down relatively full-bodied and smooth. A roasty maltiness upfront taste-wise with some caramel, a hearty breadiness, and a hint of cocoa. A tad sour at the end with some citrusy hoppiness. A lightly bitter finish. Some herbal qualities are present all the way through. I’m not a big fan of thyme, but this was interesting nonetheless. They’d really have a winner on their hands if they turned up the alcohol a notch. UPDATE: 9% ABV?! I definitely had no clue.