Emeister84 (867) - 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.
Beergeek23322 (2182) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
7/19/2014. On tap at the brewery. Light brown/copper color. Malty, caramel aromas with dried fruit. Semi-sweet flavors with a bitter finish. Not bad at all.
decaturstevo (4939) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper pour with a creamy off white head and lace. Sweet caramel malt aroma with a touch of floral hops. Sweet caramel malt with a light touch of brown sugar flavor. Medium body with good carbonation. ok beer but for a touch of flatness on the end of the flavor
HellesBunny666 (150) - Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty dry. Not very aromatic, slightly caramel, malts. Light body, caramel notes, kinda earthy, nutty, a little bit smoky. An ok beer.
jgb9348 (4659) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice crisp deep brown coloured body with a thin, half a centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of toffee, clay, alcohol and bunches of nuts - not much else - fairly muted. Medium-bodied; Strong nutty flavour with some toasted malt, toffee and a little earthy flavour tucked in. Aftertaste is fairly one-dimensional with caramel and earth the primary players. Overall, a decent beer with a rather simple flavour and no real surprises throughout. I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Whole Foods in Vienna, Virginia on 22-December-2013 for US$2.39 sampled at home in Washington on 27-March-2014. My can also lists the ABV at 5.7%.
Elwood (3027) - 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 (11349) - 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 (3385) - 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 (295) - Gordonsville, 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 (8030) - 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.