argo0 (11814) - Washington DC, USA - APR 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Cloudy dark amber body with small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some honey, light spiciness. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some lemon, light funk. Medium body, light stickiness, low carbonation.
Drake (9433) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
New England Bucket List Trip Beer #95. Had to open this one because I dropped it and the cap starting to leak, and that’s how I got my 9400th rating! 12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Portland, ME. Pours a hazy amber with a large foamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of rye, citrus, caramel, dark fruits. The taste is stone fruits, raisin, toffee, caramel, tinny hops, rye. Thin-medium bodied. Solid.
Lukaduke (2436) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep ruby amber color with a finger of eggshell foam. Nose is anise, warm cinnamon, gingerbread, earthy caramel, fig, raisin. Palate is sweet upfront with some fig newton fruit, bitter walnut, smoked malt, nuance of cocoa, roasted grain, rye and kola nut. Interesting. Finish is slight rotten compost, flat cola.
MartinT (8247) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Cloves, candied oranges and raisins are shared within this brew’s tight and bubbly mouthfeel.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the dark ruby haze.
-The fruitiness is very much candy-like throughout.
-I would have liked a bit more acidity in the finish.
-I guess I prefer Rising Tide’s touch with more drinkable offerings, such as Spinnaker, Ishmaël and Atlantis.
On tap at the brewery.
gsmitty80 (1861) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper and cloudy with a nice fluffy head. Taste is a little bit sweet with a grass and some spices. A winter saison which is specifically what it is.
Travlr (14150) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Churchkey in Washington, District of Columbia. Cloudy amber brown color, fluffy white head. Aroma of funky lemon, dates, stonefruit. Taste is similar.