Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Experienced on tap in a tulip glass. The beer pours a deep amber color, with a small white head. A precipitous lack of any malt or hop character is the defining impression of the aroma, even after continued efforts to extract some sort of note. The palate also seems to lack any real character, amazing, given the abv, as well as the fairly flavorful malts one assumes the brewer must have employed to create the beer. Overall, ill-conceived and executed.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oak chipped firkin on tap at Capital Ale House - Downtown on 09/10/2009. Cloudy orange amber body with a medium frothy off-white head. Citrus and resiny hop aroma with light oak. Sweet citrus and resiny hop flavor with some light oak on a toasty malt background. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
jcwattsrugger (12017) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on cask @CapAle Pre-Richmond Gathering 9-pours no head and hazy amber color. Aroma is orange, wood, medium malt. Taste is orange/resin hops bite, wood/alcohol, medium malt.
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served via firkin at Capital Ale House Downtown Richmond, VA. Pours a hazy bronzish red color with a small head, and poor head retention and lacing. The firkin is a few days old so weakened carbonation is to be expected. Aroma is caramel, toffee, leafy hops, booze, wood. Taste is leafy hops, caramel, booze, peppery wood notes, nuts. Bitter finish. Medium bodied. Well balanced.