Concealer (1100) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A black pour with a caramel white head. Smokey malt aromas, toasted style with some sweet chocolatey notes. Delicious.
Brigadier (3475) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in Bloomington
This was released at the Tap last month. A fine example of what Against the Grain can achieve, it was excellent from start to finish. Until I can make it down to Louisville again I will be happy to drink anything that makes its way across the border to the local bars.
Aroma / Appearance - A creamy brownish base looks like cola but with a foamy protective head. Ample carbonation bubbles up from time to time. Dry wheat, cold coffee, cool oatmeal cookies, and more sweeten the air like a tray of desserts.
Flavor / Palate - Creamy velvet and chocolate start the chewy experience well. Next comes Hostess cupcakes followed by a full bodied wheat. Malt driven and polished it is not hard to drink. I don’t know if it will make a comeback but if it does jump on the chance to try a fine release.
MadRobin (2691) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
On nitro sampler flight at the Against the Grain brewpub in Louisville, KY.
Opaque, ultra black dark black with a large tan head and good lacing.
Aroma of chocolate, smoke and caramel.
Taste of burnt dark malt, caramel, bitter chocolate and light fruit.
Light/medium body and low carbonization (nitro).
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wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a dense brown cream head. Nose is rich bready malts, coffee, burnt chocolate. Flavor is bitter chocolate, toasty, crackery malts, bitter roasted finish. Velvety on the palate. Nice.
queenholly (3609) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler. Lightly smoky/earthy oat and chocolate aroma. Black brown with no head. Light roast, chocolate, earthy oat flavor with a very mild roasty bitter finish. Light body, soft - almost flat carbonation.
ContemplateBeer (1925) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of moderate coffee roast and dark chocolate. Appearance is black with sticky tan head. Flavor matches the nose; the palate is light, oily and soft. Well rounded and satisfying.
drfabulous (6025) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Country Boy. Creamy brown on nitro. Bit of chocolate brownie. Nice roast to the pour. Really smooth and good.
shrubber85 (9999) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Dark chocolate, oatmeal malt, and light ash aroma. Black-brown with minimal head. Mildly sweet chocolate/oatmeal malt, ash, and mildly bitter herbal flavor. Low carbonation. Nice beer.