DocLock (9242) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rated from notes. Cloudy ruby pour with minimal head. Nose is caramel malt, hops, chipotle, tastes like the 2012 winter ale but with more peppery heat. Dense and complex finish. Well crafted.
dinkle50 (1250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep black pour with a thick coffee like head. Nutty aroma with a thick mouth. Taste has some herbs and pepper. Hints of nuttiness. Finish is almost minty.
hivemind (880) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2013 Tap @ the brewery w Erica, Matt and his gf (?). Black w dark beige head. Nose is spicy and milky. Palate is holiday spices, peppercorn, chili peppers. Interesting, complex, wintery yet warming and a little out of season in a good way. Great fuckin name too.
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at the brewery with Jenny. Sweet, syrupy oat taste. Pours black with tan head. Molasses and smokey earth notes. Would like to see this barrel aged in bourbon
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at Brooklyn brewery, dark black pour, tan head, Medium roast, touches of coffee, wisp of smoke,chocolate, a unique touch of anise. Smoke was very light. anise added a neat flavor. Nice beer