LilBeerDoctor (3465) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a surprisingly dark brown with a thin light tan head. Aroma of chocolate malt, roast, light coffee notes. Flavor of sweet malt, chocolate malt, a touch of roast and a touch of roasted nuts. Fairly hearty for a brown ale, it’s sort of like a sweet porter. Nice beer, though simple.
BeerandBlues2 (9701) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at The River Company. Pours clear dark brown with a large beige head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is cookie, toast, and light roast/chocolate malt, dates, figs, and earthy hops. Flavor is malty with medium hops and bitterness, dark fruits and a dry finish. Medium to full body, medium carbonation.
BrettTaylor (486) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
little aroma, faint malt, light head, med lacing, chocolate malt, light coffee, refreshing but tasted watered down? Carbonation seemed a bit off as well.
obguthr (3840) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Woody tobacco, maple syrup nose. Clear ruby brown, thin yellow head. Charcoal, woody. A little watery
Drake (8563) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served on draft at the brewpub. Pours very dark brown with a thin creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of nuts, toffee, chocolate and faint butterscotch as it warms. The taste is caramel malts, toffee, nuts, faint fruits and an herbal hop finish. Medium bodied.