Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - APR 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4/16/09 On Draft at DCís Renton, Wa. Aroma is slightly hop dominant with an even bland of citruss and grass blanced by sweet malt, a touch of fruitiness and low caramel. Appearance is a hazy red with a well maintained white head. Flavor is similar to aroma, with the tangy hop bittiering forward balanced by malt with a touch more caramel than what you get in the nose and a light earthy finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a slightly acidic medium-high carb feel. Overall quite good, and reminiscent of an Americanized ESB with lower Caramel influence.
riversideAK (6259) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2009 On tap at Brouwers, was also available at Cask Fest in Seattle. Was a collaboration with Baron and Snipes according to the information I got. Nice aroma, lost of toasted malts, toffee, caramel, malty sweetness with big earthy hop presence rounding it out in an almost woody way. Dark reddish brown pour, thin head, little carbonation - from cask. Malty flavors of caramel and toast, perhaps even a touch of roast. Lots of woody earth bitterness rounding out the finish. The most full bodied of all the Herberts I tried as well as being the most malty.