drfabulous (3989) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at tasting. Incredibly awful fecal nose. Really nasty stuff. But the taste is sweet apple and cinnamon. Weird experience. My rating reflects that awful nose, not taste.
smith4498 (3025) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ World of Beer Dadeland. Pours dark brown color with tan head. Aromas of cinnamon and apples with roasted malts and brandy. Lots of cinnamon flavor with brandy, wood, vanilla and matiness. Medium body with average carbonation.
nimbleprop (4869) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
4oz pour at Churchkey DC pours a watery, translucent black with some creamy, lacing white head. Nose is so crazy, apple compote, cinnamon, brown sugar, mild vanilla, malt, pie dough. Smells really good. Flavor is a little sweet, apple compote, malt, brown sugar, mild molasses, cinnamon, vanilla, mild clove. Oily finish. Really good.
Daniel719 (141) - Safety Harbor, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a nice brown with a nice tan had. Smell is all apple and cinnamon. Pretty much apple pie. Taste is more of the same. Apples, cinnamon, a lot of brandy. Itís pretty much like eating an awesome apple pie. Pretty goddamn good.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
solidfunk (3997) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour without much head or lacing. Much more of the apple brandy barrel than any sort of brown ale. The brandy seems to just add to the apple pie aroma already there. Tap at Churchkey shared by Ed.
radagast83 (4636) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Churchkey during DC Craft Beer Week. Thanks Travlr! Thanks Gene! Poured a clear ruby color without a head to speak of. Aroma was apple brandy, vanilla, woody. Flavor was light apple brandy, vanilla notes. Alcohol actually pretty smooth and not overpowering in this one.
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Churchkey. Ruby maroon color. Aroma of Calvados and vanilla. Taste is nutty scotch. Very nice.
Iphonephan (3251) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Churchkey during DC Beer Week. Pours a clear dark cola brown with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate after dinner mints. Flavors of apple strudel with chocolate mint ice cream. Intriguing and tasty.
DrewFace (783) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is foul and sulfury, rank, with some light booze and spice notes. Translucent brown color. Flavor is so much better...toffee, caramel, spices - cinnamon, light apple notes, bready, sweet.
Homer321 (1886) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2014
2.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Fucking horrible baby diaper nose. Thankfully the taste is much better. Cocoa and chocolate. Meh.