j12601 (9100) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at James’s for a tasting with Hackobock. Pours a hazed brown with a thin white head. Soft malt and a bit of sweetness on the nose. Medium bodied, soft tartness, a bit of earthiness. Soft acid on the finish, very gentle. Not a ton going on, but decent enough.
GenDV138 (5079) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at the DC Local Gathering on 8/1/2015. Murky dark amber. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, light pumpkin. Tastes of tart notes, pumpkin, caramel, brown sugar. Light body with a dry finish.
nimbleprop (6865) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2015
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
1l swing to pours an oily, muddy brown with no head. Nose has nail polish, wet malt, apple bra ndy, some wood barrel. Flavor is boozy, oily, sweet, mild spice, apple sauce, brandy, nail polish. Full, oily finish.
radagast83 (6655) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a dark brown col8r with a wispy white head. Aroma was light tartness. some funk. Interesting. Okay.
Travlr (19477) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy maroon brown color. Aroma of brownies and licorice. Taste is herbal licorice and cocoa, vanilla, coffee. Slick mouthfeel. Interesting.
solidfunk (6745) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 1, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Some citrus and a little oak. Don’t get much of the seeds here. Pours hazy brown. Not super well balanced. Sour bitter finish. Bottle.
Iphonephan (5541) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a 75 cl bottle shared at the RB DC tasting Aug 1, 2015. Pours a cloudy brown with a tan head. Vinous nose. Flavors of chili, red wine, Slightly burning finish.
jtclockwork (12845) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Tim - Pours dark brown - nose/taste of pumpkin seed, red wine, oak, chili pepper, sour pumpkin earth - medium body.
vtafro (5905) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Hazy Amber pour with no head. Pumpkin, spice, vanilla aromas. Vanilla, spice, herbal and pumpkin flavors.
Dogbrick (10707) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer pours a slightly hazy dark copper color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of oak, dark fruit, spice and malt. Light to medium body with flavors of caramel malt, vinous oak, pumpkin spices and mild peppers. The finish is mildly tart fruit offset by sweet pumpkin spices and malt. Complex and enjoyable beer all around.