OldGrowth (2613) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Cork and Keg Braselton GA. Ok aroma. Sweet malty. Has a root beer thing going on. I mean a good root beer, not industrial kind. Get more of the yeast as it warms. Banana, clove, Brownish orange color. Good head and lace. Sweet flavor. Medium body, creamy slick mouthfeel. Sweet finish. It’s ok. Fine dubbel. The spice isn’t very overall, though it is getting better as it warms. But not exciting me.
gmellison (411) - Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at new belgium. Pours a dark hazel color. Aroma is plums and dark fruit. Flavor is dark fruit and burnt sugar. Not bad
TwoSipDip (8948) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilbur’s Fort Collins. Pours a bit hazy deep reddish brown appearance with a brown head and decent lacing. Plum, dark grape, fig, earth, spicy pepper, tangy black cherry aroma. Quite strong and a bit boozy. Black cherry, strawberry, pepper, cinnamon, raisin, plum, caramel, toffee flavor with actually very little aftertaste. Not necessarily offensive but still kind of a stupid beer just like everything else in the Lips of Faith series. Definitely wouldn’t buy again.
JohnGalt1 (452) - , Idaho, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
COOP Matt provided this bottle tonight at a tasting at his house... Pours a fairly clear walnut with a short lasting off white head that provides little in the way of lacing.
Nose is pretty traditional yeasty phenols with a bit of a peppery essence and something that reminds me of sassafras or artisan rootbeer.
Flavor has a good malt profile and the spice addition adds an interesting peppery quality and something a little warming that I am having a hard time identifying.. and again I get something that makes me think "rootbeer".
Body is medium with an expected carbonation.
Cool brew... Glad I got a chance to try it.. doubt I will actually buy it though. Thanks Matt!!
olr1984 (1043) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at gabf. From my notes. reddish brown pour with an off white head. tart cherry and light fruit taste
brokensail (10640) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ GABF. Brownish pour with an off-white head. Nose is pretty spice forward. Lots of clove and perhaps some nutmeg. Big banana ester, a bit of pear, and some apple. Hints of tart cherry, caramel, and a touch of cough syrup. Flavor is sweet caramel, banana, and cherry. Spicy clove character, some brown sugar, and a hint of vanilla. A bit of cough syrup on the finish.