hopscotch (9816) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler... RBWG 2013Ö Pours Zhukov-black with a small, creamy, beige head thatís gone in a flash. The aroma is a complicated journey through a maze of dark chocolate, fudge, charcoal, sour-cherry skin and crisp, fruity, high-pitched acidity. Full-bodied with a silky mouthfeel and soft carbonation. The tangy, roasty flavor is constructed of espresso, dark chocolate, burnt malts, tobacco, sour cherries. Finishes tart and roasty. Thanks to burg326 (Adam) for sharing his growler and for helping brew this baby up at CCB!
jcwattsrugger (11310) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBWG-JAX Grand Tasting-growler-still-black. A-soft cherry, dk malt. T-soft cherry-dk fruit, dk malt.
SudsMcDuff (6241) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle provided by the Adam in the title .. . pours a deep black brown .. mild foam .. . light chimney smoke, tar, car exhaust, and cherry pit .. . mild finish .. . . what did the bad man do??
jbruner (2692) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler shared by the Adam (burg326) itís named after at RBWG! Pours a translucent brownish black with a thin tan head and light lacing. Aroma of sour cherries, somewhat medicinal, nice roasted malts and coffee notes. Taste follows, with a bit of spice and sour funk. Not too bad.
TURDFERGUSON (3988) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by THE ADAM at RBWG. Thanks Adam!! Nose shows some really nice black cherry flesh/juice, light bitter cherry skins, light cocoa. Flavor is similar--really enjoyed the balance between the bitter skins and the sweeter juicy flavors from the cherry. Nice work, Adam.
GT2 (8930) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flip-top growler thanks to the actual Adam that won this contest at CCB. Thanks! Inky pour that has lost some carbonation over the months. Essentially flat and uncarbonated. Nose is a bit green coffee, moving to heavier roast, blackened char, some aggressive black patent and coffee malts. Taste though is spot on still- light sour black cherry, lemon acid, red wine character, slightly lactic to balance. Vinous overall, moreso than expected. Quite nice.
Leighton (12592) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler at RBwG 2013 Grand Tasting. Interesting stuff. Not very sweet, some dark malts, dry burnt bread. Some tang. Medium bodied with fine carbonation, a bit astringent. Not much going on here.
stevencon (487) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rbwg thanks Adam. Dark black pour aroma roast malt light cherry. Taste has roast chocolate and cherry. A bit medicinal but not bad.
drowland (6488) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2/23/13. RBWG. Thanks, burg! Black pour with a nice tan. Nice black pour. Nice stout characteristics with touches of cherry and chocolate. Nice!
b3shine (6070) - Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler to taster at the RBWG Grand Tasting (shared by burg326, who made the beer - thanks Adam!). Looks good; pitch black with mocha lacing. Smells and tastes solid; dark malt and roast with a hint of cherry. Good on the palate too. Good beer.