SudsMcDuff (6751) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Happy to the series sitting in front of me, was missing this one personally .. . Pours a slightly murky swamp brown .. mild foam .. . has a very good balance .. . held up very well .. .. I’m writing a book. I’ve got the page numbers done.
burg326 (4502) - Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at RBWG grand tasting, poured a dark black color with aromas of sweet cocoa, booze, oak, dark fruits, light vanilla, and malt. Flavors are the same with a light boozy aftertaste, another beer that I have looked for a long time and it did not dissapoint. Thanks to whoever sent this one in, it went to good use.
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at RBGW. Thanks to Danny for getting these guys. Apple, oak, and booze. Very full and rich. I enjoy this a lot.
stevencon (508) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rbwg! Super dark black pour brown head. Coconut wood raison and prunes. Deep malts scotch ale. Boozy warming. Rye earthyness? Good but I couldn’t drink a lot.
b3shine (6502) - Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Looks good; black with sticky light beige lacing. Smells good too; malty and boozy. Tastes like it smells with a good mouthfeel. Good stuff.
Leighton (13789) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at RBWG 2013 Grand Tasting. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Lightly tangy dark malts on the nose, some earth. Big sweet flavors some , tangy dark berries, bit of cocoa, light roast. Full bodied with fine carbonation, warming finish, dark sugars, some sugary chocolate. Not bad.
brokensail (12741) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 2, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Black in color with a large khaki head. Strong acidity on the nose. Very sour, somewhat acetic, some dark fruit, smoke, coffee, and ash. Maybe a little bit of grass, too. The flavor is quite heavy on the vinegar notes. A ton of roasted malt, dark fruit, ash, grass, and light smoke. Intense dryness on the finish and quiet a high level of carbonation.
blipp (6836) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Dadtoberfest. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Sweet malts and sweet booze, I’m guessing either brandy or rum (or both), lighter woody notes, dark chocolate and dark fruits. A touch too boozy and sweet to be really good.
zdk (1824) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle shared by Paul at Dadtoberfest: Dark sweet chocolate. Coffee ton of molasses. Brown sugar overtones and light hops in finish.
tgncc (3004) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Jredmond’s tasting. Amazing. The aroma is sweet, licorice, chocolate, molasses. The appearance is deep black, big tan head. The flavor is just like the aroma, mostly sweet, chcolate, fruit, licorice, molasses. Medium/thick in body. The finish is sweet, light roast, pine needles. Excellent.