JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Brazen Head. The pour is dark brown-black. The nose has a lot of oaky character with some more bourbon and vanilla. A kiss of toffeeish sweetness.. Malts are fairly sweet smelling but the beer itself is actually quite dry. There is a kiss of astringency on the back. I can’t say it’s really all that different from the regular Dark Matter, but it’s an interesting experiment nonetheless.
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at The Brazen Head: Deep rusty/burgundy/brown pour with a wispy fading tan head. The aroma is nice and dry with toasted dark crystal malt notes, mild husk and dry woody oak. Some cocoa notes as well. Velvety feel with a nice dry woody flavor. Some light tobacco, almost peat-like notes with a nice dry toasted dark crystal malt note. The oak presence is quite woody and dry. A rounded cocoa presence is there as well. Nice and rounded.