Beergeek23322 (2024) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
10/5/2013. Sampled at VA Hop Fest. dark amber color. Malty aromas with dark fruit and light spice. Fruity and malty flavors, bitter towards the end. An OK beer.
BrettTaylor (393) - Radford, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured as a 2 oz sampler at Virginia Beer Live 2013. May have been suffering from palate blowout. Better than the kolsch. Strong coffee/toffee flavors.
Kinz (3188) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked up a growler of this for Slutfest - but after the brown and Granite, no one was really excited to try it, and thus it went home with me. Opened on Sunday. Medium, clear red. Aroma is bread, with some earthy hops. Flavor is a match. Quite reminiscent of Killian’s before it went to heck. I well executed Irish red. Didn’t enjoy it as much as the Kolsch, but solid, and restored my faith in this new brewery after a couple of disappointments. Wish I had brought this and the Kolsch instead of the brown and the granite!
Drake (7940) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler from the brewery. Pours a slightly hazy reddish-brown with a medium sized frothy head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toffee, apple and herbal hops. The taste is toasted malts, toffee, nutty notes, banana and and herbal finish. Medium bodied.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler shared by Drake: pours a clear deep copper amber with a spotty-lacing off-white head. Has a lightly toasted nutty malty nose with some mild grassy hops. Starts with average fullness and light malty sweetness with some toasty caramel malty sweetness and dry nutty character before a drier smooth bittersweet finish. Pretty drinkable, but nothing out of the ordinary.
GT2 (7875) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Pours a deep ruby. Clear. Weak off white bubbles. Nose is sticky red fruits, toffee, malty. Mild spicy chocolate. Taste is sticky, dark cherry dessert, super malty. Palate is minerally and aerated. Okay.
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argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growlers, thanks drake. Small beige head atop copper body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, faint cherry. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, faint spice. Light-medium body, light stickiness.