obguthr (6536) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2013 Emeister84 (2505) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aromas of floral hops and dried, dark fruits. Deep, dark ruby with mostly diminishing khaki head foam. Dry and moderately bitter. Medium bodied with lively, prickly carbonation, and a short, dry, fruity finish.
Soapy nose. Clear cola brown, medium white head. Dark roasted grain, mulberry, vanilla. Grape seeds and skins finish. Slight astringency.. Very interesting. Drake (14045) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Served on draft at Beer Run. Pours a clear dark ruby color with a thin creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toffee, caramel, herbal notes, toast and some earthiness. The taste is toasted malts, herbal notes, caramel, and a bitter hop finish. Thin bodied.