KyotoLefty (5912) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught on the RBSG bus. Great oily legs on black beer with a bit of lace. Nose of coffee, vanilla, wooden barrel, roasted malts. flavor got very nice as it opened up, with lots of vanilla from the barrel, coffee, chocolate, and roasty malts, and a bit of Coke. Very smooth and full. Lovely.
yespr (29691) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From tap on the RBSG bus. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty, coffee, light wooden and dense coffee. Bitter, crisp hoppy and looads of coffee. Smooth dark malty and lingering coffee.
illidurit (2052) - Petaluma, USA - JUL 20, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap on the RBSG bus. Good way to start the day... Pours black with root beer edges and a fluffy light-brown head. Smells like brownies and chocolate chip cookies. Deep cookie dough, really vivid and very different from the garden variety Speedway. Flavor has elements of chocolate syrup and semisweet chocolate, along with a lovely toasted oaky note that dries out the finish. The coffee is strong and lends a solid bitterness. Really a fantastic beer, a hit in every aspect.
GT2 (7899) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUL 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap on the RBSG bus at 10am. Muddy black to ink pour. Small tan foam. Nose is thick caramel, thick peppermint, salted caramel pot de creme. Taste is rich, tangy, lactic, and heavy on dark chocolate and lemon acid. Not too dense. Easy to enjoy. Nose opens up nicely as it warms. Thanks t0rin0 and AleSmith for this treat. Caramel and butterscotch balance bitter chocolate and lemon.
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