Beerathon (887) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Color- chestnut, with thin off-white head. Sweet malty flavor with a bit of an alcohol warmth. In the nose I get caramel and toffee.
Braudog (5462) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Park Lane Tavern. Dark, ruby brown. Dreamy consistency with a nice smooth malt character. Roasty and caramel flavor components. Very clean and drinkable, not heavy at all. Well done. (#5340, 11/2013)
Foxbush (1200) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from Food Lion The Doppelbock poured a deep brown to dark amber with a white head that dissipated with no lacing. The aroma was of sweet caramel malt and toffee. This is great addition to the Starr Hill products. A well balanced beer that goes great with football. The medium body beer had average to soft carbonation. The finish was smooth with toffee and caramel malts.
matty (146) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a deep ruby red color with a very thin tan head that disappears quickly. Aroma primarily of malt with just a touch sourness. Medium body, taste of sweet malt with a little bit of hop in the background. Sweet finish. Not great, but not the worst either.
hershiser2 (1173) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours brown with half-inch of beige head. Smell: lightly sour wheat and cola. Taste is sour grass, metal, and wheat. Blah.
DCLawyer (1299) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle->stem. Medium-dark brown with small offwhite head. A: roasted malt, figs, candied plums, toffee (subtle). T: similar, but watered and with metallic notes. Eh.
Iphonephan (2609) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at Mad Fox Cask Beer Festival. Pours a hazy cola brown with a tan head. Toasted nut aroma. Toffee and toasted nut flavors. Medium bodied.
Drake (7846) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2013 Rerating this from a bottle because I liked it before and all my friends say it sucks, so maybe my palate was off when I first had it or something. Pours a clear dark brown with a medium sized fizzy off-white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toffee, raisin, a bit of chocolate and a mild metallic note. The taste is chocolate, raisin, toffee and a bit of soy. Medium bodied, low carbonation. 6/3/6/3/12
Draft at the VA Craft Brewers Festival, Devils Backbone, 8/24/13. Pours a hazy brown color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toffee, nuts, herbal hops. The taste is toffee, caramel, nuts, mild chocolate, herbal hops. Medium bodied. 6/3/7/4/14