brokensail (11599) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 30, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap @ Congregation Long Beach. Brown pour with a thick khaki head. Grassy and herbal hops on the nose. Caramel, raisin, and a touch of roast. Meh. Flavor is really sweet and fruity. Some caramel, raisin, and prune. Herbal hops, toast, and grass. Light bitterness. Grape Otter Pop as it warms.
GT2 (8742) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Congregation Azusa. Pours deep cola with webby lacing. Black IPA nose straight up with roast, pine, herbal hops. On target for style even though just listed on the board as "Dark Ale". Taste is dry, dusty, mild herbal bitterness. But overall the finish is bland with cola. Palate is dusty, chalky.