Drake (6500) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on draft at the brewpub. Pours a dark chocolate brown color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malts with herbal hops. The taste is roast, nuts, mild chocolate, herbal hops. Medium bodied, very drinkable. Well worthy of my 6000th rating!
BVery (4257) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at the brewpub. Light brown pour with a small white head. Toffee and tea, and it finishes slightly dry. Okay.
MadRobin (1000) - Silver Spring, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap 5 oz. sample at Mad Fox Brewing Company restaurant in Falls Church, VA.
Clear, sparkling, dark mahogany with off-white head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, bread and grass.
Taste of roasted malt, grass, bread and toast.
Medium/light body and medium carbonation.
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GT2 (5659) - Riverslime, California, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Mad Fox. Pours a clear maroon. Persistent creme head. Nose is savory, some cocoa powder and butter. Sweet meat. Taste is lightly bitter, minerally, a bit bland. Palate is a tad chalky/slate. Small bitter chocolate. Drinkable.
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Iphonephan (1228) - Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at the brewery. Pours a clear brown with a tan head. Spicy leather aroma. Soft mouthfeel. Subtle roasted malt flavors. Very slight bitter finish.
Travlr (7984) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Dark amber brown color, scant edge head. Aroma of chicolate and toffee. Taste is watery coffee, bitter herbs. OK.
argo0 (10388) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Clear dark garnet body with small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, toffee, raisin, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, raisin, caramel, chocolate, some earthy. Light-medium body, soft mouthfeel.
Thorpe429 (4844) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Mad Fox. Pours clear moderate brown color with off white head. Nose has slight roasted malt, chocolate, an a slight nuttiness. Flavor is similar with roast on the tongue and a chocolate finish. Body is a bit too thin. Probably needs a slightly-higher mash temperature, at least for my taste. Quite nice and very drinkable.
DiarmaidBHK (2278) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at brewpub. Pours dark brown with a thin khaki head. Nice caramel notes on the nose. The malt flavor is there but itís nicely balanced and very quaffable. Finishes clean. Nice example of style.
radagast83 (3110) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Mad Fox. Poured a brown head with a nice, compact creamy slightly off-white head. Aroma was toasted malt, with notes of nuttiness. Flavor was sweet malts, a touch of toasted notes, and a bit of bitter and nut. Very refreshing on a very hot 90 degree day!