closey22 (1952) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Brown with red hilites and a thick bubbly beige head; aroma is distinctly hoppy with roasty toasty malt notes and hints of sweet chocolate; flava is rich and complex with blend of hops and roasted malt with some hints of cedar when swished; feels medium with strong lively foamy fizz; finishes long and strong with balanced malt tang and hoppy bitter slightly dry; from start to finish an excellent beer! argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Draft, MD Craft Brewers Festival. Cola brown body with small beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit/earthy, some roast, light caramel. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, some earthy, light roast, caramel. Medium body, some resin. Didn’t pick up any sign of the cedar aging. markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2013
Bottle courtesy of the Tampa Tasting Group. Pours a hazy brown with an off-white head. Nose is big citrus, some roast, and some coffee and citrus bitterness. Flavor is similar with roast, citrus, and some bitterness. Medium in body and interesting overall. MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2013
On tap half pint at Gilly's Craft Beer & Wine in Rockville, MD.
Opaque,Irkutsk dark brown with a 1-finger creamy, tan head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of roasted malt, pine, chocolate, figs and earthy brown leaves.
Taste of roasted malt, prunes, chocolate, pineapple and earthy hops.
Medium/full body and medium high carbonation with a velvety yet sparkling mouthfeel.
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Pours a dark murky brown with no head. Aroma of malt and hops. Taste is hoppy, malty and roast. Nothing special, hoppy and really malty.
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sonnycheeba (5988) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Tap. Pours dark brown with average, creamy tan head; good retention and decent lacing. Aroma is roasted and chocolate malts, earthy and spicy hops, figs, dates, leather, and some woody notes. Flavor is dry, roasted malts (mostly dark chocolate), earthy hops (medium bitterness), dark fruit esters, and some woody notes; dry, ashy finish. Medium body and low carbonation. BeerandBlues2 (13355) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Tap at Max’s Taphouse. Pours black with a small, fizzy light tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate and roast malt with earthy and woody, spicy hops and raisins. Flavor is malt forward with heavy hops and bitterness, sweet cedar notes and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.