Emeister84 (985) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Berry, toffee, caramel, and nutty aromas. Clear ruby with well-retaining, white head. Lightly sweet, with nutty, toasty, and caramel flavors, and lightly bitter, with a touch of earthy hops. Medium bodied, low carbonation, and a clean finish.
blipp (6111) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours brown with an off white head. Sweet and fruity aroma with light tasty malty notes. The flavor has light sweet malts, toffee, toast, and some light bitterness in the finish. Not bad.
radagast83 (4635) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at brewery. Poured a dark ruby/brown color, off-white head. Aroma was sweet, slightly roasted malts, touch of earthy hops finish. Flavor is sweet, earthy, creamy, slight roasted and cocoa note. Not too hoppy, but quite an enjoyable brew.
decaturstevo (5015) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mahogany with tan head and lace. Light dried fruit aroma. Flat fruit, sweet roasted malt. Thin and fizzy but very drinkable.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub: Clear copper orange with a stringy off-white head. Has a sweet toasty caramel nose with some light piny hop notes. Starts with good toasty caramel malty sweetness and a touch of light fruity complexity and earthy resiny bittering hops before a bittersweet finish. A pretty good brew that falls on the lighter side of old ales.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Sample Date: 1/17/2009 Source: Missing ) Sampler at the brewery. Malty vanilla aroma slightly vegetal. Clear very dark mahogany brown. Interesting combination. Malty and slightly vegetal.
slimweebs (163) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this on tap at South Street Brewery in Charlottesville, VA. Pours medium brown. Smelled malty, sweet. The flavor is lacking hops, giving it a very one-dimensional feel. Mostly malt, a little bit of spice, and a mild alcohol flavor. Not a bad offering from this brewery, but I am largely unimpressed with South Streets offerings.
Butters (3763) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2009
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Of course you need this after you drink the satans pony! Draft at the brewpub. Not hoppy, but does have some bitterness on the tail end. Dark rum soaked fruit was wonderful in the aroma and okay in the flavor. Tasty, but nothing special. Alcohol was evident on this one.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 29, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1/2 growler courtesy of dkachur. Pours brown with a tan head. Smells of caramel, brown sugar, dark fruit, spice. Tastes of pepper, chocolate,spice, earthy and dry. Full bodied and enjoyable with a hint of sweetness on the finish. Excellent.
Drake (8536) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2008 Fresh growler from the brewery. Pours a reddish brown color with a large head, average retention and nice lacing. Malty aroma with strong caramel notes. Taste is toasted malts, nuts and caramel. Nice bitter hop finish... slightly vegetal. Medium bodied.