Butters (3572) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the Hardywood Anniversary Release party. Pour s a dark brown with fair tan head. A little nutty, but not much else by way of aroma, but it might just have needed to warm up a bit. More roasty, earthy, bitter coffee grounds. Sweet and a little vegetal and hints of what I would describe as ’roasting marshmellow". Not bad. But didn’t really blow me away or anything. Still, pretty solid brew.
HopTsing (399) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the tap came a very dark brew with a dark head. Aroma of malt. Flavors are fairly even hops and malt. Full bodied and tasty.
tia (848) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Very dark with thin tan. Smells chocolaty and dark fruity. Nice dry roasty flavor with a medicinal note. First slick then dry- nice dry finish.
RABinVA (990) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ thw brewery. Pours deep brown with a small but persistent tan head. Very roasted aroma, slight vanilla hints. Taste is very vanilla heavy. Like creamy coffee. Dry finish. Hope this goes into bottles.