Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Pours a clear copper with a medium white head, aroma has strong citrus and pine character, starts and ends bitter with a grapefruit aftertaste, medium bodied, mellow carbonation, slick mouthfeel.
nimbleprop (4873) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4oz pour at Meridian Pint. Pours a translucent, hazy, deep red with some creamy white head. Big nose, citrus, grapefruit, pine, malty. Flavor is big citrus, lemons, grapefruit, pine, all balanced by some light walnut, caramel, cracker. Full bodied, astringent finish. Very good.
Travlr (11842) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Hazy amber color, tan head, solid lacing. Aroma of of floral grass, very nice. Taste is extremely bitter grass.
idedek (157) - USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
a lovely caramel aroma, light to medium body with a hint of something in the finish i can’t quite explain but it tastes nice
Derek881 (1007) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had a 4oz sample of this beer at the 2012 Frederick Beer Festival. The beer had a cloudy, dark amber color with some sediment and a creamy dark tan head with average retention, but good lacing and cling. The aroma was very malty with notes of caramel, and also a modest scent of hops. The taste was pretty sweet and malty with flavors of caramel but a slight grainy bitterness was present too. The beer was wet and watery with average carbonation a smooth body and a full mouthfeel.
strongpieman (1499) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Reddish amber color with a tall foamy head. This is a strong red IPA with a great hop aroma and extreme bitterness. Very good if you like this type.
lamas (1360) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft on 05/04/12. Came to the table a hazy amber/mahogany color with a smallish antique white head. There was an interesting rich and malty aroma of caramel, cocoa, roasted coffee, some estery notes, and some citrus fruits & rinds in the background. Went down medium-bodied. There was plenty of caramel, toasted bread, roasted coffee, and some cocoa upfront taste-wise. There was an estery dark fruity quality in the middle. Things finished with some bitter citrus rinds and a splash of lemon. Tasty.