TommyTilt (67) - Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Max’s, Poured a clear brown with a creamy tan head. Long retention with nice lacing
Travlr (23339) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 9, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Medium brown clor. Aroma of nuts, light spice. Taste is apple skins, nutmeg. Very nice, a step up even from the first volume.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 6, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nutty cola nose with some herbal and floral hops. Lightly sweet taste with caramel and cola, a bit of chestnut coming in at the end. Medium/light body is silky smooth. Lovely.
BeerandBlues2 (12756) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours clear brown with an average, creamy beige head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toasted, dark fruit), light hops (earthy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of clove, dates, and ginger. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toasted, dark fruit), light hops (earthy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of clove, dates, nutmeg, and ginger. Full body, medium warmth, high carbonation, low creaminess with a dry and biting finish.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - OCT 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Maxs. Pours a hazy deep brownish copper with a creamy tan lacing head. Aroma of nuts, Belgian yeast spicy and earthy notes, caramel and bready. Flavor of toffee, nuts, toasted malt, earthy and spicy Belgian yeast esters.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft – Pratt St. Ale House. Deep brown, creamy off white head. Soft chocolate and nutty earth aromas warm to lighter swirls of dark fruit throughout. Flavors follow suit with a choco-nut and earthed raisin-like tones from beginning to end. The finish provides a drying soft fruity hop bitterness to round this out well. Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Congrats to both Steve and Brian on this well crafted collaboration. Looking forward to # 3…
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Max’s. Hazy orange brown pour with a good light tan head. Aroma of molasses and nuts. Some grassy hops. Nutty flavor with notes of tea. Roasted with tons of hops to finish.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
20101011 Tap at Max’s. Intense earth, mulch, cocoa nibs, and hearty warming alcohol late. Dry, maybe a bit husky or with grainy astringency. Aroma has a bit of diacetyl and in this case I find it to be fighting the yeast somewhat. Lingering walnut flavor is extremely enticing. This would be a great beer with a big holiday meal, American style.
argo0 (13878) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Hazy dark brown body with creamy small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, nut, Belgian yeast, some milk chocolate, light raisin. Taste is moderately sweet, Belgian yeast, nut, some caramel, milk chocolate, roast, grapefruit/earthy, light raisin. Light-medium body, some stickiness. I didn’t have high expectations for this blend of styles, but came away pleasantly surprised.