maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2009
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at Queen City on 04/25/2009. Clear dark brown body with a medium frothy tan head. Sweet molassas and raisin aroma. Sweet molassas, raisins and prune flavor. Medium full body with moderate carbonation.
Drake (9454) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sampled on tap at the brewery. Pours a raspberry brown color with a large creamy head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of brown sugar, toffee, banana and raisin. Overly sweet. Taste is bitter leafy stale hops, raisin, caramel and an earthy note. Way off kilter. Medium bodied. Not a good beer. Worst of the visit, all agreed.