BrettTaylor (784) - Radford, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2017 tia (2228) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Caramel with ivory head and decent lacing. Smells like sour dough and rye. Tastes a bit caramelly. Sweet and thick with a sweet finish.
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2017 served top cold but has a weird extract like finish. It's appropriately malty, but that strange undercurrent that hangs around on finish kinda ruins things. jc1762 (1609) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 24, 2016
Thanks altonbrownd for the bottle! Poured into a snifter showing dark caramel brown and sparse foam. Well filtered.
The nose is very sweetish-malt forward with hints of tea and biscuits.
The palate is light bodied and moderately carbonated. Flavors of straight bready malts with a very light sweetness. No bitterness on the finish. Light zestiness nasmith003 (252) - Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2016
Light malt/bready aroma. Minimal head orange/copper color. Medium malt flavor with a pervading sweetness. Hops are present throughout and are well balanced against the malt. Medium body and texture with light carbonation. Fairly clean finish. altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle from Chevy Chase Wine and Liquors. Toffee brown body with thin, white head. Nose is sweet, marshmellows, malts. Taste is butterscotch, and hops and fruit notes. Sweet in the finish. Not my favorite. Emeister84 (2580) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2015
Aromas of clay, toast, cocoa. Clear, deep orange-red, the head is off-white, small but mostly lasting. Malty, grapey, some milk chocolate, light earthy hops, very nicely balanced. Medium bodied, very clean, very smooth.
hershiser2 (3667) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2015
Bottle. Smells of toasted bread and caramel malts. Taste is nutty caramel. Toast. Nice.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone HippieFee (467) - - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle - Real nice amber brown color. Malty flavor but no sweetness to it. No real hops bit either but not uncommon for this style of beer. Butters (4176) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Very dark amber copper pour with small faint ring of clearish head. Not as agressively hopped as the bluemountain, and not as vegetal either. Sweet caramel malty nose and flavor. Hint of marshmallows and candicorns in the background. Toffee. Ever so slight noble hop bitterness on the finish. Pretty decent american attempt at the style. generallee08 (778) - New York, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into pint glass.
Appearance: The body has a deep copper color with a light haze. It’s head is creamy long lasting and makes some nice lacing on the glass.
Smell: The aroma has a sweet toasted bread character with some dried leafy hops.
Taste / Palate: It has a mild malty sweetness with a dark bready character through out. I also get some mild cooed vegetable notes in the background. The finish has very mild hop bitterness and dry leafy flavor notes. The carbonation and palate smooth and creamy. Maverick34 (3304) - New York, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Bottled. Pours a nice transparent brown, off white head. Caramel malts Some mild hops to finish. A pretty decent marzen, tilted more to the dark side.