BeerandBlues2 (12056) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 29, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Blind tasting. Pours dark brown with a small, fizzy and bubbly tan head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is chocolate and light roast malt with honey and cotton candy, light maple and toffee with alcohol notes, spices, earthy hops and faint vinous notes. Flavor is sweet honey and chocolate malt, light hops and bitterness, dark fruity esters, spicy and peppery alcohol with bourbon notes and a sweet finish. Full body, medium-light carbonation.
drjay44 (3378) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Comments from multiple tastings at the Brewpub. Pours a thin off white head, over a clear brown (SRM 25) body.........nose is dried fruits, plum, cherry, light vanilla, bourbon hints, treacle, molasses, coffee, honey......taste is dried fruits, light whiskey, vanilla hints, cocoa, chocolate tones, with a light slightly bitter finish.....mouth feel medium to thick, slightly sticky, slight alcohol burn, carbonation low. Because of the large forces used, this evolved as it aged, with gradually increasing complexity and greater balance. It is quite delicious. BJCP 7/3/15/4/7