obguthr (5259) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dried leaves, wood, and subtle date aroma. Clear chestnut, thin head. Mild peat and dried leaves flavor. Alcohol not noticeable. Flavorful, easy to drink.
radagast83 (6673) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Poured a clear ruby color with a nice tan head. Aroma was earthy malt notes, touch of caramel. Flavor was about the same, earthy notes, caramel, sweet malts.
Emeister84 (1891) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aromas of bread, and subtle, purple grapes. Appearance is clear bronze, with moderately retaining, off-white head. Flavors of grape candy, toast, and caramel, lightly sweet, but with enough hop bitterness to dry up the end. Medium body, average carbonation, off-dry, with a bittersweet finish.
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear red color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Faint aroma with earthy and caramel notes. The taste is earthy notes, caramel malts and a hoppy finish. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation.