DocLock (9874) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Squat bottle from Frank Smith’s. Pours turbid chestnut with tan head and refermented shrapnel at the bottom. Nose is dark fruit, velvety malt of the scotch and vienna variety to my nose, brown sugar, cherry, fruitcake. Tastes smooth, rich, very complex, with flavors of dark fruit, vienna malt, earthy notes, caramel, cherry, mint, and a complex finish. Yet another great beer from these guys. Like a poor man’s Westy 12.
NikkTwist (2666) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2016 Draft at Bru Craft. Murky chestnut brown pour with a small amount of fizzy tan foam. Hodgepodge of flavors. Sharp balsamic sour up front with chalky cocoa in the finish. Sorta works. Notes of tangerine, black cherry, honeycomb, tobacco, nutmeg and earth. Juicy and unusual.
DuffMan (9498) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 27, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
RBSG 2016, on tap @ the brewery. Muddy brown. Overripe fruit, acetic sourness (mild/moderate), earthy, dirty undertones, bready too. Muddled and confused.
AdamChandler (4507) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 23, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
a plum colored beer with a bit of cloudiness. vinegar aroma, faint but there, not much else throwing off from aroma. Tastes like cold brew, a lot of chocolate as the beer leaves the palette with some dark fruits. maybe even a bit of cinnamon. Very interesting. not sure I could drink a lot.
jtclockwork (14717) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - pours brown tan head - nose/taste of caramel, orange peel, light sour and cocoa - medium body
Ferris (12422) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft - Dirty earthy notes and cocoa. Dirty brown with a small white head. Light up front tartness and soured earthy. It’s not pleasant to me.
ttutony (843) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium brown. Aroma of chocolate and a bit of yeast funk. Interesting combo of toasted malt, chocolate, sourness. Complex and interesting tor sure.
djd07 (9748) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is caramel, dark fruit, oak. Thin body, similar flavors to nose, light tartness, very good.
alexsdad06 (8907) - Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster at Draai Laag. Pours a slightly hazy amber brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet honey, cocoa, citrus favoring oranges, light tart
Travlr (21190) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the source. Hazy amber brown color. Aroma of boozy caramel. Taste is sweet and sour dark fruit. Nice.
nealblind (1674) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAY 12, 2016
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
orange brown pour. no head. Aroma vinegar, cocoa. Tastes like old potato chip malts. some orange peel. musty old malt cardboard. Total fail.