Velkyal (296) - 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 (985) - 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 (1297) - 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.
decaturstevo (5024) - 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 (11900) - 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 (510) - Charlottesville, Virginia, 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 (8141) - 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.
Drake (8563) - 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.
jackl (4608) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg @ St Maartens, Charlottesville. Deep red pour with a medium white head. The nose is strong cocoa, sweet cherry. Toasted bready malt. The taste is strongly malt heavy. Cherry and brown bread. More toast and rich dark chocolate. Medium body, fine carbonation. Overall, fine. This doesn’t really stand out.
Jesse_Beerman (5) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2014 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a 12oz can, low carbonation leaving small patchy lacing, nice toasty aroma, nice medium body, sweet malt taste, caramel stands out, it is a nice brew and seemed similar to a thin Belgian Dubbel. One thing I did notice was a large amount of sediment in the beer, I have had many homebrews with less sediment in it, cant tell if it is yeast or grain husk pieces. Not saying its bad but will have to monitor other offerings from 3 Notch’d to compare as this is my first beer from them.