swoopjones (6864) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft at Blue Monk, wonderful lighter stout, Loads of chocolate, hazelnuts, light coffee. Very flavorful, solid roastiness, lighter to medium bodied. Very Nice, bring this one back
GregClow (2975) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught pints (many of them...) at the Swans show & a mini-growler enjoyed the next day. Full disclosure: I’m friends with the owner/brewer of CBW (rudolf here on RB), and it was his invitation that had me visiting Buffalo for the Swans concert. But even if I didn’t have that personal connection, this would still be an excellent beer. Colour is deep almost-black with blood red tones, and a medium sizes off-white head. Wonderful aroma with notes of dark cocoa powder, burnt toffee, toasted hazelnut, and a bit of dark smoke. Medium-light body - thanks to the wheat - making it very. VERY easy to drink. Flavour starts with a great dark, dry roastiness, followed by some sweetened coffee notes, a bit of dark chocolate, and finishing medium-long with pine and burnt wood. A fantastic beer all around, and a worthy tribute to the mighty Swans.