Dogbrick (8683) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2014 Sample at GABF 10/03/2014, thanks to my sis for assistance with note-taking. Pours brown with a medium beige head that dissipates steadily. Stringy lacing. Aroma of malt and roasted nuts. Light-bodied with flavors of roast malt, almond and hops. The finish is sweet with a malty aftertaste. Decent overall.
Travlr (13458) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the source. Medium brown color, tan head. Nice aroma of nutella on toast. taste is smooth nutty cocoa. Tasty.
decaturstevo (5215) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown pour with ruby hints. Light roasted malt with a touch of chocolate aroma. Light chocolate, a touch of sweet fruity esters, and a hinto coffee. Medium bodied with good carbonation. An ok beer by me
obguthr (4100) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft: Walnut, pecan, aroma, toasty. Clear brown, medium tan head. Roasted malt, coffee, walnut. Thinning, but with soft carbonation. Slight astringency, but good roast character.
HellesBunny666 (214) - Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Caramel, coffee, roasted malts notes. Velvety, easy drinking, a bit hoppy at first, but smooth after. Caramel, chocolate, coffee, candy.
Emeister84 (1129) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chocolate, coffee, toasty aromas. Clear, dark ruby with a lasting white head. Dry, initial hop bitterness combines with roasted chocolate and coffee malt flavors, finishes with some metallic elements. Medium bodied, very well carbonated, a little sticky.
TheGB (515) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice aroma of malt and caramel. Very nice taste with a good balance between the components.
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RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled @ the brewery and from a growler @ home. Lots of roasted wood, vanilla, dark fruit. good sessionable brown ale.
Velkyal (298) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a rich, unctuous brown, topped with a healthy tan head. Aromas of chocolate, spicy hops and a touch of roasted coffee abound. Tastewise, a melange of chocolate, burnt caramel, and some coffee is balanced nicely with a firm though unobtrusive hop bite. Medium bodied, nicely pintable at 5%, and very moreish. More like this please brewers of Virginia!
Drake (9001) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from the brewpub, filled a few days ago, not shipped across the country. Pours a clear dark red color with a thin frothy brown head. Good head retention. Aroma of dark caramel malts, brown malts, mild earthy hops. The taste is caramel malts, chocolate, mild nutty notes, mild herbal, earthy hops. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, exceptionally well balanced and drinkable.