JCFairfax (2) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good malty flavor with a strong finish.
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argo0 (11079) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Medium off-white head atop clear garnet body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some whisky, light wood. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some wood, light whisky. Soft medium-full body, light acidity.
Elwood (2909) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving: Draft at MacDowell Brew Kitchen. It pours a deep, deep ruddy color with a dense, light tan head. The nose has a strong smell of caramel, bourbon, and wood. The flavor follows suit with a heavy dose of malt hitting the tongue. Lots of chewy caramel to go with vanilla, oak, and bourbon notes. Full bodied with softer carbonation and a lingering, slightly boozy finish. The finish is surprising given the ABV, but the alcohol doesn’t seem to hide despite being only 7.8%. I would have guessed it was stronger.
Westchesterco (669) - mclean, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Vanilla and caramel aroma. Apperence dark amber with a slight cream head smokey flavor with a long palate overtones of caramel. More on the bitter style
Iphonephan (2219) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Pizzeria Paradiso Georgetown DC. Pours a dark amber with an off white head. Sweet malty aroma. Mild smoke flavor with hints of caramel.
Travlr (9838) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Beautiful deep ruby color, white head. Aroma of vanilla and caramel. Taste of butterscotch. Not bad.
Emeister84 (635) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of raisins, vanilla, and peat. Bronze with a fairly lasting, beige head. A welcoming, malty,sweetness combined nicely with a little heat, and a cinnamon-like spice. Medium bodied, very smooth, with low carbonation, and finishes with some spice and hints of peppermint.
rltlaw (1) - USA - JAN 6, 2010 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A wonderful surprise on a trip to Virginia. Absolutely delicious, complex, sensational mouth feel.. The only drawback was that they wouldn’t sell it to go - they didn’t have enough left.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on draft at the brewpub. Pours a dark brown color with a medium offwhite head. The head lasts a bit and fades to a thin persistent layer on the beer’s surface. Decent lacing. Aroma of caramel, vanilla, oak, burnt sugar, apple. Taste is brown sugar, caramel, toffee, nuts, spicy wood, bourbon, vanilla and a faint fruitiness including notes of apple and peach. Smooth, medium-full bodied.