Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
New England Bucket List Trip Beer #238. Growler from Nikki’s Liquors. Pours near black with a thin creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of roasted malt, maple, nuts, hints of dark fruit. The taste is roasted malt, nuts, chocolate, maple. Medium bodied, mild lingering bitterness.
AirForceHops (4045) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at 3rd annual RI Brewfest; Nose is light maple syrup with light chocolate. Moderate sweetness to the nose, maple and cocoa. Flavor is moderately sweet. Maple syrup is pretty subtle overall, not dominating the porter. Coffee and caramel secondary flavors. Nice.
BeerandBlues2 (10503) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear black with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast and roast malt, maple syrup, prunes and figs with earthy hops. Flavor is dark malt and fruits, light maple syrup, light earthy hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Travlr (14676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the source courtesy of Eric, thanks! Very dark brown color, tan head. Aroma of dark bittersweet cocoa. Taste is dry and powdery cocoa and coffee grounds. Decent. Their signature brew.
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 25, 2014
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
On tap at Track 84 - Warwick, RI. My last Bucket (did I say that last time?). I had to give up on the novelty after being burned so many times by beers that have all the flaws of homebrew, but none of the potential or excitement. A warm fermented stout, heavily estery and very muddy. No distinct flavors except for sweetness and yeast stress. Needs work.