gsmitty80 (1675) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of apple and bourbon almost like a hot tottie. Taste was subdued and had a rye and dry finish to it.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery, several months ago. Man, I hope they bring this one back again. It’s damn close to my favorite FS beer. Nice brown pour with copper tints and a modest filmy head. Nose was understated oaky tannins and nice tart fruit. Nice mouthfeel, perhaps a trace oily. But the oak melded really nicely with the bright tartness of the apple (also got some more muted cherry notes, and was surprised to find they weren’t among the fruit here), almost like a second tier New Glarus fruit beer (which is, y’know, pretty high praise).
emacgee (3740) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted at the RRBF. Clean burnt garnet brown pour with a wispy tan head. Buttery notes in the aroma with a light malty sweetness and touch of apple skin. Some apple skin in the flavor with a touch of Bourbon and spicy grain. Light diacetyl shows in the finish with a malty sweetness.
thedm (4849) - Fort Wayne, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This draft brew from the brewery poured a head of foamy with a frothy top fine to large sized tan colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a very softly carbonated transparent brown colored body and a good lacing. The mild aroma was musty and sour. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and strongly tingly at the finish with a lingering fruity aftertaste. The yummy flavor contained notes of tart sour mild hops funk bourbon and fruity. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Crystal clear garnet body with medium beige head, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, apple, some Bourbon/vinous, light caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, apple, some caramel, bread, light vinous/grape. Medium body, light stickiness.
Travlr (9819) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Brewvival. Hazy amber color, small beige head. Aroma of dried apple skins, vanilla. Taste has fruit, vanilla, straw. Not bad.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brewvival Trip Beer 79. Draft at Brewvival. Pours a clear amber color with a thin tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of earth, apples, floral notes, tart fruits. The taste is earth, cider apples, syrupy fruits, vanilla, grain. Medium bodied.
TURDFERGUSON (3738) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at beer study. Clearish amber with a
Small white lace. Nose is apple, pear, pie spice, light wood and tannins. Slightly vinous mouthfeel, but pretty thin and boring.