j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle back at the hotel at TAPNY courtesy of someone at the tasting table by the pool. Pours a hazed amber brown with a thin white head. Sweet bourbon, cocoa, roast. Slightly thin, cocoa and smoke. Big smoke, chocolate and bourbon. Sweet bourbon, cocoa and chocolate. Lingering bourbon and smoke.
tgncc (2506) - Bellmore, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is smoky upfront. Notes of chocolate sneak in, but mostly smoke. The appearance is deep black, tan head. The flavor is smoky, meaty, molasses, chocolate. The finish is smoke, pine, light bourbon. The bourbon hardly shows in this. In fact, smoke rules the day here. Medium/thick in body. Still, pretty nice beer.