Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle from the brewer: Pours a clear copper with a thin white head, aroma has light malts and grassy hops, light bodied, mellow carbonation, starts and ends lightly bitter with a clean aftertaste. A fine brew from an exceptional brewer. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
On tap at Franklin’s.
Pours a moderate amber color with a bit of an off-white head. The nose brings a bit of amber malt along with quite a bit of buttery diacetyl. The flavor has even more buttery diacetyl. Quite off-putting. Medium body with a creamy, buttery finish. Just way overtaken by diacetyl. Quite unfortunate.
Travlr (24697) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Draft. One of the top beers out of 10 on offer. Aroma and taste of a Butterfinger bar. Interesting. strongpieman (1651) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Draft at brewery in a sampler. Amber to copper color, clear, very light head. Aroma is a mild malt, but the taste is really off - somewhat astringent, just didn’t seem right (may have been an off batch). BeerandBlues2 (13307) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 5, 2011
Tap. Pours clear tawny/amber with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is average malt (toast, caramel, nutty), average hops (herbal, woody), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of oak, leaves, and kettle caramelization. Flavor is average malt (toast, caramel, nutty), average hops (herbal, woody), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of oak, leaves, and kettle caramelization. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth and a dry finish.
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2011
On tap at Franklins, Hyattsville on 14 July 2006. Hazy copper colour. Subtle caramel malt accents. A touch sweet. Some resinous hops come through later. Not too bad but not particularly inspiring.
jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2010
on tap-pours a light tan head with copper color. Aroma is light/medium malt-toffee, and light hops. Flavor is sweet light/medium malt-toffee, light hops. msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2010
Sampler at brewpub. Pours hazy amber with light tan head. Aromas of toasted malts, toffee, and light hops. Flavors of sweet toasted malts, toffee, light hops, and very light vanilla. Mouthfeel is decent. Finishes sweet. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2010
Just found an old rating I had for this circa Sept 2008: Pours a deep dark copper mahogany with a thin-lacing off-white head. Aroma of toasty dark caramel and toffee maltiness with some grainy character and noble hops. Body starts with average fullness and effervescent carbonation with some lightly sweet toasty maltiness and a drier earthy bittering hop presence before a crisp bittersweet finish. An ok red ale, but could use a more assertive hop character. ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Thanks to l1br4r14n for sharing his growler from the brewery. Pours a nice deep copper color with a thin off white head. aroma was some sweet malt a little bit of fig and caramel. Flavor was fairly tame. some nice malt and dark fruit notes. Mouthfeel was a little thin, but a nice passable amber.