Emeister84 (464) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas of smoked meat, toffee, and toast. Clear, dark red-brown, with lasting, tan head. Dry, smoky, roasty, and well-balanced by the hop bitterness. Medium bodied, very clean, carbonation is low, and the finish is smoky, leaving some malty tones afterward.
Drake (6594) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear bronze color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Big smoky aroma with caramel malts. The taste is smoked meat, caramel malts, mild apple and earthy notes. Medium bodied, well balanced. Quite nice.
radagast83 (3128) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Poured a slightly ruby-red amber color with a smal off-white head. Aroma was some smoke notes, meaty, with a malty backing to it. Flavor was rich smoke taste, with some sweet and toasty malts.