yespr (36878) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is dark roasted malty and breadish. Sweet, caramelish and dark roasted malty. Bitter and liqourice dense dark malty. Ends medium dry, lingering dark malty.
argo0 (12496) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft, RBSG Bus Tour. Medium beige head, black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, milk chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some caramel, smoke. Sticky medium-full body.
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2011
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
(Draught) Pours a black body with a medium fizzy khaki head. Aroma of cola, roasted malt, chocolate, grapes, and sulfur. Flavor of roasted malt, ash, chocolate, caramel, and toasted grain with a dry, metallic finish.
jtclockwork (11783) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Capones. Pours black. Brown head. Nose/taste of roast chocolate malt, vanilla, licorice and warming alcohol. Good balance for the ABV.
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap @Capones RBSG-pours a light brown head with trailing lace and black color. Aroma is dark malt-roasty/chocolate. Taste is dark malt-roasty/chocolate, secondary earthy hops.
hopdog (10255) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a black color with a very small sized head. Aromas of roast, earthy, and chocolate. Tastes of chocolate, roast, woodiness, coffee, and dark fruits. Some alcohol in the finish, but overall well hidden for 13%.
jredmond (6651) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at capones with Andrew, Dallas, and tony. Pours a deep black brown body with thin off white lacing. Aroma is roast, alcohol and chocolate. Mouthfeel is thin with alcohol and chocolate.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
In short: A bland boozy beer. Meh.
How: Tap at Capones PA, first RBSG 2011 bus-trip pit-stop
The look: Black body topped by a very small brown head
In long: Nose is simple alcohol fumes and some burnt fruits. Taste is burnt fruits, booze, roast, black coffee, thick toffee, a bit of chocolate. Low carbonation. I expected this beer to be a brutal assault on my palate and instead what I got was a rather mundane boozy beer that wasn’t really aggressive. Nothing much to add here other than Boaks fails once again to impress me with yet another beer that is not very drinkable, a boring brewery. Boaks, contributing to a more sober New-Jersey since 2007.
egajdzis (5695) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque black color with a small, tan head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark roasty malts, dark fruits, chocolate, smoke, and alcohol. Taste of more dark chocolate, fruits, burnt wood, smoke, roast, and a bit of alcohol in the finish. Probably less than 13%.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Capone’s: Aroma of cola, chocolate, milk, malt, and some general sweetness. Poured very dark brown/ruby/very deep amber in color with a small, creamy, dense, tan head that lasted throughout. A little hazy. Lightly sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is medium to heavily sweet. Tastes of malt, coffee, roasting, hops, slight alcohol, chocolate, and milk. Medium to full body. Dry texture. Soft to average carbonation. Malt, chocolate, roasting, slight hops, light coffee finish is dry. 13%ABV is slightly noticeable in the initial flavor, but generally hidden throughout.