marcus (7473) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Bistro BA Festival. Pours black with a nice tan head and a sour treacle aroma. There is a sour dark molasses and cherry flavor with an extremely winey finish.
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 31, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the Bistro 7th Annual Barrel Aged Festival on 11/10/2012. This stout pours a dark brown color from the tap. Small sized off white foamy head. The aroma is chocolate, coffee, red wine and wood, with some tartness. A medium to full bodied stout. The malts are roasty, chocolate and coffee. The hops are herbal and earthy. Nice carbonation. Lots of wood, wine and cherry flavors. The tartness seems more from the merlot than any funky stuff. Very nice beer/wine flavor mix. Excellent sipping beer. Nice tasting back to back with the Pinot She Didn’t. Totally different tasting beer yet, strangely somewhat the same. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter and a touch tart.
bb (7401) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. Black beer with a tan head. Light chooclate and light malt aroma with light fruitiness. Tart and light sour flavor with cherries and chocolate. Medium bodied. Tart and light sourness lingers with cherries and light chocolate.
oRos (1342) - sacramento, California, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at barrel aged festival. Taste is tart with some cherry. Some booze notes. Color is black with off brown head.
brokensail (12916) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black in color with a thin khaki head. Definite tartness on the nose. Nice red wine, some roast, balsamic vinegar, and lots of wood. Mild coffee, a bit of alcohol, and some dark fruits. Good roast and subtle chocolate to the flavor. A bit of grass, lots of grape and red wine, some oak, and a bit of berries. Nice molasses, hints of lemon zest, and some balsamic and red wine vinegars.