TheGB (480) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark amber with little head. Has a light aroma, maybe some molasses and malt. Taste is pretty medium bodied with molasses, hops, figs and sweet fruit. Not that much good flavor, itís pretty abrasive, although given itís >15 % ABV it hides it reasonably well.
HopTsing (401) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the bottled poured a cloudy brown brew with a thin beige head. Malty sweet aroma. Full bodied, very sweet, and a pleasant hoppy finish.
ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a dark orange, very cloudy and very little head on this one. Aroma is heavy on honey and very syrup-like. Taste is heavy on honey and sweet beerry-like jam. The hops come through quite a bit on the aftertaste after the sweetness mellows out. The dark fruit like plums and raisins are also quite prevalent. This beer is certainly enjoyable, though itís not overly complex. Could definitely be aged for a good bit.
Velkyal (275) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a rich amber with a light tan head and little lacing down the glass. The nose is dominated by sweet caramel malts. Taste is dollops of toffee, a touch of hot alcohol, some caramelised oranges in there as well. Generally very pleasant, though the hangover after polishing off a growler of this stuff was a bitch.
theyshookhands (243) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a nice clear black with a tan head that doesnít exist after the pour. Aroma is of alcohol, roasted malts, notes of fruit and caramel and a little chocolate. Lots of alcohol, strong finish, nice malt presence. Good sipping beer.
dpento1 (236) - Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy, light orange, with a very small, off-white head. A very fruity aroma, with notes of alcohol, malt, and caramel. Feels very smooth with subtle malt notes, and fruit, a mild alcohol slips in there, followed by a bit of warming. Very well put together, I might have to age one!