Velkyal (320) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep red, almost garnet, with a fluffy white head. Aromas of caramel, a light dusting of unsweetened cocoa, and wonderful hop spiciness dominate. Tastewise, there is a base of juicy malts, with toffee and again some chocolate notes balanced with a slight orange citrus flavour, and a firm hop bite. Medium bodied, very drinkable, and probably the best red/amber ale in the central Virginia area.
Emeister84 (1982) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of roast and caramel. Clear amber with an off-white head. Dry and roasty. Medium bodied.
RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft in a flight @ brewery. Not my favorite style...but this is great. Pours a nice deep ruddy copper. Not a big sweet malt bomb. Nice light grassy hops, fruity hints. Very smooth and easy drinking.
can8ianben (1458) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasty red, nicely sweet and smokey, with a subtle candy flavor (maple??). Pretty solid. Recent GABF winner.
decaturstevo (5742) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby red amber pour with creamy white head and lace. Sweet caramel malt dominates the nose. Sweet caramel malt and a rock candy like sweetness. A touch of what I think are earthy hops. Medium body with good carbonation.
Travlr (20303) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the source. Extremely dep dark amber color, tan head with nic retention and lacing. Aroma of lightly toasted caramel. Taste is caramel with a slightly burnt edge.
TheGB (578) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours red with a decent head. Aroma of caramel malt and hops. Decent taste with some spice. Nice balance.
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Dogbrick (11052) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Station 2. Pours a clear reddish-amber color with a medium foamy off-white head that recedes gradually. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, caramel and hops. Light-bodied with flavors of bready malt, caramel and earthy hops. The finish is sweet with a short malty aftertaste. Decent overall.
Foxbush (1724) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler form Growlers to Go This is the first growler purchased from the location on the Boulevard in Richmond. T he ale poured a clear red color with an off white head and lacing. The aroma of caramel malts and some yeast. This is malty beer with a very pleasant taste and very drinkable. The ale had medium body and average. Carbonation. The finish was clean with no bitterness.
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours a clear dark red-amber color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of toasted malts, caramel, earthy notes, mild peat. The taste is stone fruits, cherries, caramel and a moderately hoppy finish. Thin-medium bodied. Solid.