BillKismet (3400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Molasses appearance with suitable head. Characterized by chocolate cake and coffee aromatic notes. Flavor is a mix of chocolate and mild coffee roast, with some metallic chocolate on finish. A solid gateway dark brew for the macrobrew drinker.
Nate (3800) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled on tap at the brewery. Red wine vinegar, soy sauce. Bitter chocolate with unfermented sugar-wort tang. Mild coffee. Dark brown black with thin tan head. Medium light body with thin carbonation. Starts dry with roasted-toasted malt, light smoky bitterness and bitter chocolate. Fairly thin with decent chocolate character. Could be a little more full bodied. Decent bitter finish and chocolate tangy after.