radagast83 (4040) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Churchkey. Poured a brown color with a small white head. Aroma was some chocolate notes, toffee, malts. Flavor was nice, hops, dark fruits, sweet malts. Toffee.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Pratt. Pours a clear ruby to brown amber with a medium sized white to beige head. Soft malt, light toast, very subtle hops. Soft sweetness, light malt. Tastes a bit like a barley tea, dry and nutty with some nice toasty elements. Toast, faint sweetness into a smooth gentle bitterness. The pint did pick up some gentle umami and toasted sesame oil notes as it warmed.
BeerandBlues2 (9003) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Max’s. Pours clear brown with a short, fizzy off-white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is chocolate and toffee malt, leather, dates and figs. Flavor is malt dominant, dark fruits, light hops and bitterness, and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.