radagast83 (6106) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the November 2015 DC Gathering. Poured a cloudy amber color with a white head. Aroma was... strange. A touch sweet, herbal. Flavor was brown sugar, with some light toffee and a light earthy note to it.
nimbleprop (6349) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 16, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750ml bottle pours a murky caramel amber with cloudy white head. Nose has caramel, mild herbs, toffee, nougat. Flavor has cola, brown sugar, some tobacco, tarragon, earth. Finishes lightly sweet.
GenDV138 (4118) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at the DC Gathering. Dark ruby with off-white head. Aromas of syrup, caramel, dark fruit. Tastes of caramel, dark fruit, vinegar. Light body with a dry finish.
Travlr (17701) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of maniac, thanks! Clear brown color. Aroma has light cocoa, light caramel. Taste is boozy dark fruit.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 22, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
There are a few things in life that I don’t like to eat: pickles (certainly the work of the devil), olives (gross), ketchup (maybe as a mixer for something better). Maple syrup is also on this list. So while this may be a great beer, it might as well of been made from pickle juice and ketchup. Certainly much better than most bmc beers.
yespr (37031) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
From tap at the brewpub. Pours clear and golden orange with a small off white head. Aroma is butterish and caramelish. Flat sweet malty, caramelish, syrupy and somewhat butterish. Light bitterness. Dry malty and caramelish finish, light alcohol presence. Bitterness increases into the far finish. Didnt pick up the cherry smoked wood.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap: pours a transparent dark mahogany with a spotty-lacing ring of off-white head. Has a rich sweet dark caramel and black cherry nose with some smoke. Starts with good fullness and dark caramel sweetness with a unique balance of tart dark cherries and smoke before a sweet complex finish.
argo0 (12508) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Small beige head, dark brown body. Aroma is mild, moderately sweet, caramel, some maple, plum, light wood. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some maple, raisin, alcohol warming, light wood. Medium body, light stickiness.
lamas (1493) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft on 07/13/12. Served in a tulip glass. Arrived at the table a murky mahogany color with a thick and creamy antique white head. The aroma featured plenty of cocoa, caramel, candied sugar, dark chocolate, a little coffee, and some dark fruits. Went down full-bodied and smooth. The taste started with plenty of caramel, candied sugar, and a little roasted coffee. A BIG cocoa presence was evident from start to finish. Some estery dark fruits (plums & cherries) were present in the biscuity middle. There was enough of a grassy, bitter finish to keep things from being too one-sided. Some touches of warming alcohol were present throughout. Very deep, complex, and tasty stuff!