radagast83 (8624) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Cask at Rustico Alexandria. Poured a slightly ruby red color with a small off-white head. Aroma was some nutty character, with sweet malts. Flavor had toasted malts, sweet malt taste, nutty character. Enjoyable. Travlr (26406) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Cask. Clear ruby amber color, white large bubble head. Aroma of perfumed butterscotch. Taste is bitter and peppery butterscotch. Interesting. j12601 (13297) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2012
On tap at Pratt. Pours a ruby color with a touch of haze under a medium sized yellowed beige head. Nutty malt, toast on the nose. Sweet and warming up front, malty. Malty, sweet toast, chewy malt with a touch of dark fruit. Long sweet malt, toast, gentle bitterness on the finish. notalush (5955) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2012
I liked this one at first - up front, there is a nice crispness to the malt profile, and a bright fruitiness from the hops - then, through the middle, it starts to get a bit sweet, with notes of fruit, toffee, treacle - not bad, but getting a little less enjoyable - then, the alcohol comes on very strong, especially in the finish, leaving a lightly medicinal notes - starts strong, but disappoints in the end. sonnycheeba (6539) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2012
Tap. Pours nutty brown with thin, creamy off-white head; decent retention and some lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malt, almonds, floral hops, figs, and light earthy notes. Flavor is malt forward with some supporting dark fruit esters and faint hops; dry, semi-sweet finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.
Ret12 (454) - Maryland, USA - SEP 5, 2011
This was a very good brown ale with a nice complex flavor. Finishs sweet and hoppy. Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Sampled on cask at the NoVa Summer Beer Fest in Leesburg, VA on 6/25/11. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of toffee and floral hops. The taste is toasted malts, intense caramel notes, toffee, bitter hops and a bit of smoke. Medium bodied. Quite nice. BeerandBlues2 (14018) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 26, 2011
Sampled at 4th NoVA Summer Brewfest; cask. Pours clear brown with a light, fizzy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, toast), light hops (earthy), and light esters (fruity) with notes of peat and smoke. Flavor is heavy malt, lightly bitter hops, peat, and caramel. Light body, warmth, and carbonation with a sweet finish. lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Brown-orange, white head. Aroma is caramel, toast. Taste is toast, bitter, woody, caramel. picknbrew (199) - Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Sampler at Pratt St. Aroma- some caranel, alittle nuttines, some alcoho thogh subtle. App.- clear copper, med head off white. Flavor- Caramel, toffee. Lots of hops to balance out maltiness. Smooth mouthfeel. A little alc warming.