arone12 (929) - Maryland, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Pours the same color as liquid poop. Hint of red. Bit watery in taste. Harsh caramel aromas. Dry finish. scottw86 (1177) - Maryland, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Poured a very hazy red-brown color with a large off-white head. Aroma has some caramel and some light fruit. Taste is a little light. Grapes and some brown sugar. Some slight yeast notes in the finish. MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAY 4, 2012
On tap at Adega Wine Cellars & Cafe in Silver Spring, MD.
Translucent, dark brown with small, fine head and very good lacing.
Aroma of malt, chocolate, dark fruits, brown sugar and yeast.
Taste of malt, dark fruits nuts and chocolate.
Medium/light body with amble carbonation and a smooth and foamy mouthfeel.
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Tap. Pours clear, dark brown with thick, fizzy off-white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malt, figs, floral hops, earthy notes, and light pine. Flavor is sweet malt forward with light fruit esters and faint hops; sweet finish. Medium body, low carbonation, and medium warmth. jcos (1851) - Maryland, USA - APR 24, 2012
Location/Date:Cask at Gilly’s on April 19th, 2012.
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - APR 24, 2012
Appearance: Pours a dark maroon.
Aroma: Aroma is dark malt and yeast.
Taste: Faint bitterness, bready malt, yeast, some dark fruit.
Summary: Thanks for FD and Gilly’s for having this available to try last Thursday. A nice example of the style, hope it becomes part of their regular offerings.
Cask at Gillys in Rockville...pours purple with no head, mild carbonation. Smell is of dark sweet fruit. Body is medium, plums, berries, yeasty, no hops, and a relatively quick finish that doesn’t sit on the tongue too long. Very enjoyable and huge flavor relative to the body. Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2012
This poured a dark red color with a beige head. Aroam was lots of dark fruits, some nuttyness, yeast character. Flavor was yeasty, some spices, dark fruits and nuts. Didn’t really get much maple, but a solid american dubbel. mansquito (6438) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 23, 2012
Connecticut St. Liquors, DC 750 ($11): Pours a brownish clear color with a small head that leaves a wee bit of lacing. Aroma is a bit strange; it includes licorice, boozy wine notes, sugar, and ambiguous dark fruitiness. Taste is strange in approximately equal measure. Taste is a little sweet. Front is way different from the finish, and then the finish adds another strange note. Now, I don’t know if I really like this beer all that much, but it is interesting in its own weird way. It is, however, somewhat unbalanced. Nimrod979 (212) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - APR 21, 2012
750ml bottle from Junto Society. Into the "new" Flying Dog glass.
Appearance - Solid brown with some amber highlights. Thin perhaps less than one finger off white head. No lacing and hardly retention.
Aroma - Malty. chocolatey, Belgian spice, dark fruits, brown sugar. yeast.
Taste - Follows the aroma profile pretty well. Big malty flavor. Dark fruits and chocolate. Sweet brown sugar flavor that I suppose is coming form the maple syrup.
Medium bodied. Fizzy. Lingering spicy finish. Enjoyable but a little off on the style. I’ll sit on the 2nd bottle for awhile and see if anything else develops. mcdoug (31) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 21, 2012
Tried the cask version at Brewer’s Cask in Federal Hill (Baltimore) during my first visit to the place. I was excited to try a Flying Dog cask, as I’d not yet had one. Very attractive dark bronze to almost brown color, and an interesting aroma that I had a tough time placing until nearly half way through my pint. Rather sweet-astringent initial taste, with the palate I describe as sort of sulfurous-- kind of fizzy but not carbonation. Finishing/lingering taste is very pleasant, and actually better than initial meeting of ale and tongue! The smell and taste I later figured out was licorice... not the maple syrup sweetness as the brewer describes, but definitely reminiscent of black licorice candy. This is a beer I’d classify as a novelty pint, and not something I’d quaff with regularity. Still, pleasant enough and worth drinking again.