TheEpeeist (3177) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Capped swing-top from the brewery; 9.5% on the tag. Dark brown with a fluffy tan head. Nose is raisin, yeast and blackberry. Silky medium body with fluffy carb. Taste is more golden raisin with woody cherry and surprisingly bittersweet chocolate. Finishes bitter and yeasty with grass.
cgarvieuk (13176) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewery... Deep brown... Thin tan head m.. Soft dark bitter chocolate riast nose... Daek malts... Meaty chocolate... Dark roast...
Huhzubendah (2262) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 17, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Growler shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt.
The beer is a dark chestnut brown shade with a small tan head. The aroma brings some sweet malt, candy, toffee, dark fruit. The flavor offers much of the same, with some notes of sweet maple syrup. Some yeast character emerges midway through, gaining strength as the beer warms a bit. Raisins and brown sugar contribute to the sweet nature of the beer. Light carbonation and light to medium bodied. Overall, this is too sweet and candy like. More yeast and malt character in lieu of booze and sweetness would be a welcome improvement. Ehh...
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 03-18-2012
OmegaX (1156) - Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at 7venth sun. Body is a dark ruby/brown color with a nice off-white head. Nose is beets, candied sugar, some light yeast, dark fruits, and molasses. Creamy mouthfeel. Taste is semi-sweet up front with a good amount of beet flavor and some caramel and molasses notes. Finish is slightly bitter with some brown sugar flavors. Not bad. An interesting take on the style.
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours dark copper with red tint and a thin tan head. Aroma is medium/dark malt, sour dark fruit. Taste is medium/dark malt-roasty, sour dark fruit.
jcartamdg (1664) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown almost black with a paperthin head. Aroma is subdued, malty with feint chocolate notes. Taste follows, dark fruits, raisins, dates up front. Not bad, I'm glad i tried this bit this isn't my style.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
GT2 (7875) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at 7venth Sun. Muddy brune pour. Spotty lace. Estery and phenolic nose. Taste is chocolate, banana split, weizenbock character. Chalky and dry palate. A bit like a chocolate heavy weizenbock. Perhaps wrong yeast strain.
Bacterial (1202) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Armin - thanks!! Nose is caramel and a hint of fruit. Dark tan pour. Very little head. Boozy taste with raisins and rum? Brandy? Really nice.
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Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the source. Clear dark maroon, white edge head. Aroma of malted milk balls. Taste is slightly boozy brandy and port wine. Very nice.
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Growler courtesy of drabmuh. Served in a 7venth Sun tulip.
Pours a cola color with a thin light tan head and some spots of lacing. The nose carries some beets and dark fruits. Some plum and a touch of caramel. The beets come through in the flavor as well. Light sweetness and some dark fruits. Medium body with adequate carbonation. Interesting beer.