yespr (39411) - 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.
jtclockwork (13483) - , 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.
argo0 (12921) - 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 (12593) - 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.
jcwattsrugger (12010) - 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 (11004) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a dark brown color with a small sized off white head. Chocolate, roast, some vanilla, and caramel. Alcohol content well hidden.
Earlier Rating: 6/9/2011 Total Score: 3.7
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 (7228) - 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 (5939) - 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%.
PhillyCraft (5309) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap for the Ratebeer event at Capones. Pours a dark brown or light black color with medium to large creamy brown head. Aromas of bitter cocoa, coffee, roasted grains, bread. Taste is a bready malt driven mix of soy, licorice, spicy rye, and sour hoppy bitterness. Very different beer from what I am used to. Initially didnt care for it but as it warmed and the way it finishes brought it up in my book.