MrChopin (2763) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2011
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark chestnut, large cream head, thin film on top. Nose is cardboard, thin chocolate, lightly hot and heavy raisin. Flavor is heavy raisin liquor at front, boozy, burnt, oxidized (paper) mess, bit of chocolate in the salty, sticky, dead finish.
TURDFERGUSON (3738) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle, thanks BeerandBlues2. Brownish with a small tan head. This was pretty ho-hum. Notes of brown sugar, molasses, light caramel. Not too cloying, but not too interesting either.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, thanks BeerandBlues2. Small tan head, cola-brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some cherry, light sourness. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some chocolate, cherry, light sourness. Medium body, low carbonation, light stickiness.
GT2 (6980) - Riverside, California, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
651mL beerandblues2. Pours a tepid mahogany deep amber with a thinning, decent yellowish head. Nose is lighter, lemon, small creamed coffee, raisins. Taste is hoppy, bitter, caramel. Lightly astringent. No specialty malt stickiness thankfully. Moderate spice. Not bad at all. Much better than expected.
Travlr (9819) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy maroon color, small tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate and roasted coffee. Taste is coffee grounds, subtle scotch. Nice.
Butters (3572) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the DC gathering at GT’s place. Clear brown pour not much head. Interesting blend I guess. Toasty, toffee, some dogfoody flavor, peaty, scotchy, malty. Medium smooth on the palate, moderately low carbonation. Okay sipper, but not for me personally. Meh.
BeerandBlues2 (8450) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear brown with a small, fizzy light tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malt, light spicy hops, dark fruits, and light nutmeg notes. Flavor is heavy malt with light hops, some spices, and moderate dark fruits with a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.
egajdzis (5116) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a medium sized, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, molasses, brown sugar, cocoa, and some burnt notes. Taste of roast, dark fruits, smoke, wood, cocoa, and light alcohol in the finish.
sloth (2340) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 29, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thin tan head thats short lived. dark mahogany color, nice ruby hue. nose of lightly sweet malts, little bready, grainy. body is medium, lightly oily. medium sweet malts, sorta tart, weird. malty, caramelly and a tad earthy too. bomber from stateline.
alobar (2503) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown color with no head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, and roasted malt. Sweet malt flavor upfront with some dark fruit, caramel and chocolate with a roasted malt bite at the end. Overall, a very nice beer!