joet (2164) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAY 25, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sparkles in the glass (didn’t know until I saw soemone else’s). Slight grain tannins, mildly spritzy but that’s welcome, a little more deeply roasted than my favorite browns and yet there’s some good cocoa in there along with some interesting esters. This was another happy accident in brewing -- a creative mixture of two beers to come up with something different. Another reason to rate outside of styles.