Emeister84 (636) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Toffee, nutty aromas, coffee, and subtle cocoa on the nose. Appearance is ruby-brown with a mostly lasting, off-white head. Tastes of dry, roasty flavors. Medium body, low carbonation, and a roasty, dry, malty finish.
Elwood (2959) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Serving: Draft at Leesburg Brewing Company. It pours a nice ruddy color with a short lived, light tan head. Nutty, earthy, and rotting leaves in the nose. Straight caramel and a light earthiness on the tongue. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Decent.
argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Beige head, clear dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some smokiness. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, light peat. Medium body, some stickiness.
DiarmaidBHK (3062) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at capital ale house Harrisonburg. Pours brown with an inch of khaki foam which leaves some lacing. Not much on the nose. Caramel and toffee notes on the tongue. Not a ton of smokiness though. Clean finisher. Solid but nothing outstanding.
Velkyal (270) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2012
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep dark amber pour, a slightly off-white head. The aroma is mostly phenolic whiskyesque, and not much besides. Taste is similar, notes of whisky, vanilla and trace of peat. Not a Scottish ale as a Scotsman understands it.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served on draft at the brewpub. Pours a dark reddish color with a thin frothy, creamy head. Good head retention. Aroma of toffee, smoke and earthy notes. The taste is toffee, earth, berries, smoke and a bitter hop finish. Medium bodied. Decent, but the smoke and hops are a little too assertive.