Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on draftat the 1st Annueal Virginia Craft Brewers Fest, Devils Backbone, 8/25/12. Pours a clear amber color with a creamy brown head. Decent head retention. Aroma of caramel, smoke and earthy notes. The taste is caramel, smoke and faint astringency. Medium bodied, clean and refreshing. Nice beer.
Elwood (3223) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving: draft at the brewpub. It pours a hazy amber color with a creamy light tan head. The nose is lightly smokey with a touch of grain. The flavor has light smoke, medium grain, and medium bitterness. Medium body with average carbonation and a longer finish. Very light use of smoke. Tasty.