Travlr (11900) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draft at Sedona. Murky brown color, light tan head, not an attractive beer. Aroma of medicinal caramel. Taste is spiced, earthy, muddled, boozy.
superspak (2611) - Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle into chalice, bottled on 3/7/2014. Pours lightly hazy deep orange/copper color with a 1 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of raisin, plum, pear, apple, banana, clove, candi sugar, toast, biscuit, herbal, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity and solid balance of big fruity/earthy/spicy yeast and light-moderate dark/bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of raisin, plum, pear, apple, banana, clove, bubblegum, candi sugar, toast, biscuit, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, plum, pear, apple, banana, clove, candi sugar, toast, biscuit, bubblegum, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Good complexity and solid balance of fruity/earthy/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt notes; with a big yeast flavor presence over malt, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this was a very solid dubbel style. Good complexity and solid balance of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt notes; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. The yeast definitely dominated the flavors and it needed more malt presence; but it was nicely enjoyable.
obguthr (3840) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Apple and pear nose. Hazy amber, thick head. Pears, bananas, and cherries, nice balance. Hay on the back of the palate. Light body, very mild fusel alcohol. Quaffable, despite the higher alcohol content.
solidfunk (4013) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A little oaky. Pours brown with ok head and lacing. Light floral notes with some basement musk, resin. Some raisin. Tap at some bar.
mansquito (3399) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Eulogy, Philadelphia tap: Pours amber/brown with a small head. Aroma is dark fruits and some sweet malts. Taste is sweet, but not cloying. Not particularly complex, but pleasant enough.
mnoud (279) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2014.05.21 - Dominion Abbey Ale - on tap at Dan's.
Kind of meh. Aroma - some cocoa, maybe. Some subtle bubble gum, maybe, as noted below by other review. Pours red-brown, minimal head. with a mostly lasting white head. Fruity, doughy, spice. It's growing on me more as it warms up but still nothing standout.
Emeister84 (985) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aromas of raisin, some cocoa, some slight banana, subtle bubble gum, subtle toast. Clear red-brown with a mostly lasting white head. Dry, fruity, doughy. Medium bodied, some spice.
Iphonephan (3272) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at the Mad Fox Maibock Festival 2014. Pours a clear deep copper with an off white head. Light caramel nose. Flavors of banana and butterscotch. Medium body, medium to high carbonation. Sweet finish.
Drake (8563) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Sedona, Charlottesville. Pours a hazy brown color with a thin creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of toffee, earth, spice, caramel,mild warming heat. The taste is toffee, dark fruit, caramel, earth, spice. Thin medium bodied, lingering spice, low carbonation.