argo0 (12862) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Creamy tan head, red-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, rye, vanilla, some caramel, roast, light milk chocolate, vinous. Taste is moderately sweet, vanilla, some rye, light roast. Low carbonation, light-medium body.
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Churchkey. Rich dark brown pour with a creamy head. Nose and flavor marked with light vanilla, touches of rye, cream, and very prevalent lactic sweetness. Hints of hazelnut coffee as well. Smooth, but I didn’t get much barrel on this one, and seemed sort of tame overall.
radagast83 (6795) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Churchkey. Poured a very dark, brown-black color with a solid brown head. Aroma is a bit smoky, with a touch of oak wood to it. Flavor is pretty solid, smooth, enjoyable.
nimbleprop (7006) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
4oz pour is a watery translucent black with zero head. Nose is like a black chocolate cookie, vanilla, oats, toasted malt, light stale coffee. Flavor has some stale coffee, light sour cherry (def not infected), vanilla, wood, brandy, light red wine. Medium bodied, dry finish.
Travlr (19935) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Very dark maroon color, thin briwn head, solid lacing. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, subtle coffee. Taste is cocoa in coffee, with very subtle booze. The barrel tames this one quite a bit.