jackl (4608) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg @ Mellow Mushroom C’ville. The pour’s deep amber with a small off-white head. The nose is light booze. Cherry, brown bread. Sweet honey, bear claw donut. The taste is ribbon candy, apricot. Baked pumpernickel bread. Earthy, hot sweetness. Stocky, some pineapple, grassy hop. Full body, soft carbonation.
Elwood (3211) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Fire Works Leesburg. It pours a deep ruddy color with a small tan head. The nose has notes of plastic, dough, and citrus. Sweet up front and obviously boozy. Rather viscous on the tongue with heavy plastic notes, caramel, and a dull bitterness. Not sure if this keg has been sitting around awhile, but this one sure doesn’t match the others ratings I read in terms of quality.
Emeister84 (985) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aged over a year. Aromas of nuts, cocoa, vanilla, and subtle lemon. Red-brown with a moderate, beige head. Dry and balanced. Medium body, low-average carbonation, and finishes clean.
obguthr (3839) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 19/20
Oak and overripe orange nose. Cloudy amber, thick head that uniformly coats the glass. Overripe orange, marzipan at midpalate, amaretto in the finish. Dusty and oaky throughout. Booooozy, boozy.. Spectacular and tasty with nice aged character.
radagast83 (4655) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Mad Fox Brewing’s 3rd Annual Barleywine Festival. Poured a clear amber color with a small off-white, almost wispy head. Aroma was toffee notes, with some notes of caramel, hops, citrus notes. Lighter, a touch thinner body than I expected, alcohol is there - but not overtly boozy. Some fruit notes round this particular one out.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub on 02/14/2010. Clear amber body with a small foamy off-white head. Sweet caramel and fruit aroma. Sweet caramel, pale malt and light fruit flavor. Full body with moderately low carbonation.
Drake (8563) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2010 Served on draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear medium amber color with a thin frothy offwhite head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma is toffee with a bit of a buttery note. Taste is toffee, caramel, peach and pear like fruit notes and a bitter hoppy finish. A bit of booze as well. Smooth, full bodied.
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2010 7/16/10, draft. Crystal clear amber body with beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, cherry, orange/grapefruit. Taste is sweet, caramel, boozy, cherry, some orange. Sticky full body, light acidity. (7/3/6/3/13)
2/3/10, draft. Hazy amber body topped by tan head. Aroma is moderately sweet, melon/berry, light alcohol, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet berry/melon, caramel, some alcohol. Medium-full body, light stickiness. (6/3/6/4/13)