BeerandBlues2 (9685) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours clear brown with a medium, fizzy light tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is caramel and nutty malt with dates and earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with chocolate notes, light bitterness and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
arminjewell (6175) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, clear red pour with thin off white head, aroma brought notes of slight biscuit, grainy corn, hints of caramel, earth and nutty notes in there as well, but not much going on here. Taste was similar, some slight caramel, hints of grain and grassy, touch of nuts, finishing fairly sweet and watery.