Proteus93 (65) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2008
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A ruby, dark golden pour. Pretty much no head, which was a bit disappointing. There’s not a whole lot going on here at all.
Very malty, sweet and fruity... a little cherry? Nice.
Mild, a little fruity, barley sweet, with a touch of hops. Reasonable balance, but the taste is a little lacking, as is mouthfeel. Carbonation is alright in the beginning and becomes a bit watery on the finish.
Alright, but a little unimpressive all in all, unfortunately.
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 28, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
THOUGHTS: Good, but was very watered down.
TECHNICAL: On tap at South street brewery. Was a medium to dark orangish red with a small, white head that completely diminished with no lacing. The aroma was caramel and burt malt with slight hops. The flavor was sweet caramel malt then some hops. In the front of the mouth the flavor is great then it washes away in the back of the mouth. The light to medium body was watery with soft carbonation.
Drake (10689) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2009 On tap at the brewery. Pours a reddish amber color with a medium head. Good retention and lacing. Aroma of fruity, floral hops and caramel. Big malty taste with caramel, toasted malts and leafy hops. Medium bodied.
kassner (1436) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this beer on tap at the brewery. The beer was not as balance as advertised, but what stood out for me is the buttery aroma. The color is a dark amber. tasta a little fruity, with butter notes clear. It was only mildly carbonated and finished a little sweet. It was a little short on hops.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. Clear amber body with a small off-white head. Sweet malty aroma with some tea hints. Sweet grainy flavor with some tea like hints. Medium full smooth body.
jcwattsrugger (11585) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
on tap-pours an off white head and copper/brown color. Aroma is mild caramel malt. Taste is caramel malt, flat/bitter hops (English?).
SynergyXJ (510) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2007
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at the brewpub Great copper color with no head or lacing. Very light aroma, nothing discernible. Flavor of roasted malts and something weird that I couldn’t figure out and it bothered me throughout the whole beer. Nothing special here at all.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - FEB 24, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. This beer was pretty good, but I couldn’t really tell what the flavor was. It had a sweet malty flavor and a grape-like aftertaste. Kind of a strange brew.
alexanderj (3423) - Branson, Missouri, USA - FEB 24, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
At brewpub. Dark red, with some hints of brown. Flavor was of sweet malt and grape. Good palate, but would have liked more hops. In fact would have liked any presence of hops. Liked it less the more I drank it.
mephisto (1275) - TAIWAN - JUN 9, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
draft, it’s a typical southstreet brew. normal, not too stunning and not too bad.