argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle, thanks radagast83. Medium tan head atop cola-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, Brett, some cherry, wood, light lemon. Taste is moderately sweet, Bourbon, some funk, bittersweet chocolate. Medium-full body, some stickiness, low carbonation.
Travlr (9944) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by me at Max’s, even with the local crew from that other beer site, I forget its name. Clear dark brown color, massive brown head, solid lacing. Aroma of sour whiskey. Taste is vanilla, sour brandied summer fruit. A bit too long in the barrel, so a bit too much booze in the taste, but that’s a minor point otherwise tasty.
Tmoney99 (9646) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by jmborggren. Poured a clear reddish brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sour & sweet toasted malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy sour & sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet & sour finish of moderate duration. This is a solid beer.
BeerandBlues2 (8557) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Travlr. Pours clear black with a large, creamy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt with sour prune and raisin esters, vinous notes. Flavor is sour dark fruity esters, oak, bourbon, tannins and moderate malt with a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Poured a dark brown color with an off white head. Chocolate, cherries, dark fruits, vanilla, woody, and some lighter funkiness. Chocolate covered cherries with a lighter fruity tart finish.
DocLock (7225) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 from State Line. Poured hazy blackish brown with tan head that dissipated quickly. Nose was cherries, funky yeasty malt. Taste of roasty dark malt with tart cherry, cacao, and funky yeasty hoppy finishers. This one had a 75% rate of "I’d buy this if I saw it again", which is exceptional.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
850th Virginia Rating! 750 mL bottle from Beer Run. Pours a clear dark brown color with a large foamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of chocolate, bourbon, earth, stone fruits, mild tartness. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, bourbon, wood, lots of fruits, mild tartness. Medium bodied. Nice beer, but the sourness lends more of a fruity note than any real sour.
GT2 (7117) - Riverslime, California, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750mL. Pours a clear deep maroon to black. Thicker tan head. Swathes of lacing. Nose is odd tomato, peppercorn, ketchup, heavy plastic phenols. Taste is dusty, minerally, spicy, minty. Odd overall. Lemon, spearmint, tangy tea. Interesting. No JP Madruga Obscura.
j12601 (6453) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at a tasting at Matt’s place. Pours a deep black with a thin to medium sized deep brown beige head. Big salty cocoa and plums. Soft dusty cocoa, chocolate, lightly astringent cocoa, chocolate, roast. Finishes with a bit of tangy bitterness and old cocoa.
jtclockwork (6259) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Podey at tasting at Zach and Matt’s. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of roast chocolate malt, coffee roast, cherry pie, vanilla, nuts and soured black malt. Medium body. Moderately sour. Still some roast.