kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: Big O
Date: February 06, 2009
Source: Footset Foreplay Friday
Appearance: black, fine tan head
Aroma: earthy dark malt aroma, light roasted, woodsy earthyness
Flavor: rich malt flavor, light roast, dark chocolate, winey sweet fruit
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
hopscotch (8215) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... O’sS&BS-I-T-YVBThrowdown... Pours black with a creamy, light brown head. Good retention. The nose is dominated by charcoal, black coffee and cocoa with an unfortunate touch of acetaldehyde. Medium to full-bodied with soft carbonation. The flavor is tart, tangy and fruity with a dab of chocolate thrown in the mash for good measure. Finishes tart and lightly bitter. Kudos to dchmela for bringing this bottle to the Throwdown!
Drake (6491) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on draft at Thirsty Monk South. Pours a very dark brown color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, chocolate and berries. The taste is roasted malts, nutty notes, chocolate, herbal hops and mild berries in the finish. Medium bodied. Nice beer.
Ibrew2or3 (5761) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of markwise. Pours deep dark with cherry red hues and lasting thin mocha head The aroma is malty with malt balls, chocolate, some roastiness and a modest level of cherry fruit sweetness and tartness. The taste is much different starting with an initial pulse of malt and caramel sweetness followed quickly by cherry and berry tartness. The flavor only has hints of the maltiness noted in the nose. It ends with lingering cherry tartness and fading sweetness.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by paul. Pours a dark brown body with an off white head. Lots of berry and hints of raz, licorice and a cherry like grainy wheat. A bit vegetative, eh its okay.
sebletitje (5416) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
courtesy of markwise.
pours dark brown/black with off white head.
Aroam of raspberries, roasted malts.
Taste, some sour notes of raspberries, roasted malts, and a light tart fruity finish.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber I think at PPRBSG 09? Pours a fairly dark brownish black with a fizzy head. Aroma is big toasted malts, sweet, raspberry syrup is prominent, roasted malts, and hints of nutty chocolate with phenolic yeast- some earth and leather. Flavor isyeasty, toasted malts, crackery some dough, dusty earth tones, rasp syrup, seedy and tannic, with a touch of grape soda.
drowland (4992) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber (courtesy emacgee) into a tulip glass. The pour is black with red on the edges with a 1-finger brown head that fades to half then sticks a bit. The aroma is a unique mish-mash of chocolate-covered raspberries and Belgian yeast. The flavor is fresh sour raspberries followed by creamy chocolate with a definitive lingering roasted malt finish - not exactly coffee - but definitely dark roasted malts.
Suttree (4452) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black, with no head. Nice whiff of raspberry and coffee and some red wine notes. Flavor is some raspberry mixed with coffee, plus some smokey note and some chocolate, as well. Like a good stout with a just a touch of fruit. Sampled at Springslicker’s Fish Fry.
decaturstevo (4080) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A burnt coffee aroma from a deep brown almost black pour with a creamy tan head and lace. Raspberry with hard coffee. A full bodied beer. I’ll be honest I knocked .2 off because I rated this as a stout at first.