bb (8539) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Mahogony beer with a light tan head. Port and malt aroma with light darker males. Port and toffee flavor with light chocolate. Medium-plus bodied. Port and toffee lingers with light chocolate.
nickd717 (4165) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Bistro Barrel Aged Fest 2010. Pours dark brown from the pitcher with reddish hues and a small light tan head. The aroma is decently promising with roast, coffee, port, oak, and soured dark fruit notes. The flavor is mildly sweet as well as tart. Roasty porter flavors, along with sweet and sour port and oak barrel. Not as flavorful as I’d like, and a little plasticky even. Medium bodied with average carbonation and mild astringency. Overall above average but not too impressive.
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - NOV 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark reddish brown with a tan head. Dark fruit and lite coffee and chocolate. The flavor is the same, but after the 3rd sip the finish goes plastic and band-aid like.
bhensonb (14077) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Bistro BA festival. Pours very dark amber with beige bubbles. Aroma reminds of cooked med dark fruit. Flavor is oak, grape, dark fruit. Finishes lightly sweet but mildly astringent.
marcus (9133) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Bistro BA festival. Pours dark brown with a thin beige head and a boozy coffee aroma. There is a slightly sour treacle flavor with some carbonation and a dry finish.