MadRobin (1700) - Silver Spring, USA - JUL 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap 5 oz. sample at RDF near Gallery Place in Washington, DC.
Clear, copper red with cream-colored creamy head and good lacing.
Sweet aroma of cherry, spruce, caramel and orange.
Taste of pine, sweet caramel, cherry and bread malts with a bitter pine and floral hop finish.
Medium/full body and medium/light carbonation.
Off-putting at first sip, but grows on you.
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Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Clear maroon, tan large bubble head. Aroma of caramel, vanilla, pine edge. Taste is smooth brightly spiced caramel and subtle bitter chocolate. Interesting.
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Clear dark amber body, medium beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some orange, cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some cherry, pine, light bread. Medium body, light stickiness.
radagast83 (4134) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Churchkey. Poured a dark amber color with a small wispy white head. Aroma was sweet caramel, with a touch of pine, but more hop pine than pine. Flavor was different - started off with smooth malts, but with a touch of spruce pine sap - pretty interesting.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Pratt. Pours a clear copper with a thin white head. Light malt, pine, sweet and sticky. Sweet, lots of spruce. Pine and spruce is a bit much, and it would be tough to do an entire pint of this so I’m glad I did a 5oz pour as part of a sampler. Well done and prominent, but a bit tough to drink. Finishes with a mild bitterness and toast.