Drake (9251) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Served on draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear chestnut color with a thin tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of grainy malts and a fruity finish. The taste is nuts, plums, peaches, other fruits and a bitter finish. Medium bodied with high carbonation.
bubbleflubber (1873) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draught at the brewpub. It pours mahogany with a reduced ring head that leaves ring lace. The nose is roasted and malty, clean. Roasted malt flavors with licorice and cloves noted; nice touch to the style. Some nuttiness hits mid-palate and finishes with a nut skin crisp hop. Soft carbonation lends a smooth mouthfeel. Decent nut brown, and an interesting take on the style with the lightly numbing licorice and clove. Enjoyable.
jrob21 (2705) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite unceremoniously, this was my first growler purchase ever. What a better way to hang at the beach than to grab a growler of a brewpub beer. This was much better than their IPA. Poured an opaque brown colo. Nice nutty almost strangely sweet aroma. Big almond flavor. Medium body, decent carbonation and a pretty dry finish.