matthewgerke (67) - - DEC 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Poured a dark brown with a thin off-white head. Sweet aroma that came through in the flavor profile as well, with a malt flavor profile as well. Definitely didn’t drink like a 9%, especially with its smooth finish.
nimbleprop (4897) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
750ml bottle I picked up at the brewery. Pours a watery, mahogany amber with one ring of eggshell head. Nose is interesting, red grape, some candy sugar, caramel, but... not much else. Flavor is candy sweet, prune, but... not a whole lot else. Clean finish. Not a whole lot going on.
MrChopin (3347) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
hazy red-amber pour, thin wispy white head, small bubbled thin ring. Nose is red apple, light oxidation and grain, sugary. Flavor is more red apple and bubble gum front, mid very sugary, finish fizzy and lightly fruity with heavy carbonation.
argo0 (11556) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle, thanks radagast 83. Medium tan head atop cola dark-brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, candi sugar, caramel, some raisin, prune. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, raisin, some prune, light alcohol. Sticky medium-full body, low carbonation.
Huhzubendah (2580) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer is mahogany with a small, broken, tan head. The aroma offers brown sugar, yeast, malt, toffee. A touch of spice with fairly sweet notes of brown bread, brown sugar. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Lingering yeast and dark ale characteristics. Pretty good.
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GT2 (8467) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL c&c thanks to radagast83. Pours a clear, deep red ruby. Weaker beige foam. Nose is very sticky cherry candies/gummies, dark alcohol. Taste is sweet red cherry, spicy, mild cocoa and roast, brown sugar. Like a sweet Abbey Dubbel. Mild spearmint character all over. Stickier, but decent minerally. I’m not the biggest fan, but it does fit well into Belgian Strong Ale.
Travlr (11983) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle of radagast, thank you sir! Hazy brownish maroon color, scant tan edge. Aroma of dilute coffee. Taste is cocoa, light coffee.
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the Richmond Industry Gathering. Pours a clear copper color with a thin tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of earthy, herbal hops, caramel and a spicy finish. The taste is banana, vanilla ,spice, toffee and a hoppy finish. Medium bodied.
Elwood (3223) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: draft at the brewery. It pours a muddy dark brown with a thin ring for a head. The nose has some dried fruit and yeast notes. The flavor starts off with a little caramel and raisin but swings into a yeasty dough flavor that languishes on the tongue. The yeast is way too dominant in this brew. The 9% abv is well hidden and it is dangerously drinkable.
radagast83 (4676) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
5oz taster glass at the brewery. Poured a cloudy dark brown color (not quite cola colored, but close) with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet candy sugars and malts. Flavor is sweet, malted notes, with some dry honey character. Actually pretty refreshing for 9% ABV. Enjoyed this one.