Drake (8503) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served on draft at the Virginia Craft Brewers Festival, Devils Backbone, 8/25/12. Pours a clear copper color with a thin creamy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of caramel, stone fruits, floral hops. The taste is very fruity with caramel and toasted malt finish. Medium bodied.
Elwood (3079) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: Draft at the brewpub. It pours a hazy yellow-gold with a large, creamy head. The nose is dull, due to the nitro head I’m guessing. The flavor is slightly crackery with a hint of maltiness with a nondescript bitterness. Light in body with low carbonation and a dry, almost astringent finish. Definitely a little more bitterness than a Boddingtons but I like the concept.