Oycpff (93) - USA - MAR 29, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at BBC in st mathews. Nice Dark Brown/blck color with offwhite creamy head. Tastes and smells similar to celebrator with coffee and chocolate hints in the aftertastes
TAR (2651) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft: Auburn in color. Thin but silky layer of gray-tan bubbles. Lovely aroma of brown sugar, plums, Munich malt, raisins, and licorice. Trace medicine and burnt tobacco scents. Scattered pricks of bubbles. Thick and viscid. Initially sweet but tolerable with loads of fresh fruitcake. Softer bready malt foundation is coarsened by a light medicinal astringency. Touch of plum acidity cuts the datelike sweetness and lessens the thickness a notch. Cleanly fruity with hints of passionfruit. Spicy note of anise harmoniously gels with soft floral hops. Finishes thick but equally bright despite the full-on Munich weightiness, as peppery alcohol lends depth and dryness. A tough style to execute, but they’ve done a commendable job with this.