drjay44 (2443) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasting at the brewery. Pours a medium light beige, well retained head over a clear light brown (SRM 20) body....nose is heavy plum, raisin, toffee/caramel, minimal hops.....taste is sweet with cocoa. plum, raisin, minimal hop bitterness, with fruit and cocoa tones dominating, mouth feel medium, sticky, alcohol warmth present, carbonation low. The roast malt (cocoa) are very dominant, and the malt complexity overall is a bit low for the style. BJCP 8/3/15/4/7
DenverLogan (745) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had on tap at Colorado Plus in September. Pours dark amber with moderate head. Aroma of sweet malts and some funkiness. Moderate carbonation and significant mouthfeel. Flavors of prunes, raisins, big malts, slight alcohol. Overall big, bold and tasty.
onceblind (3573) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear nutty dark amber with a thin off-beige head. Nose is nutty and biscuity with a touch of toasted grains. Flavor is rich and malty with biscuit and doughy grain tones, dark yeastiness, and a boozy earthy toffee backbone. A bit too boozy and a tad bit chalky.
Ratman197 (8844) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Colorado Plus poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of toffee, carmel and light fruittiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, carmel and light fruittiness with a smooth lingering toffee finish.
brokensail (9828) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ The Forge. Mahogany pour with a khaki head. Big time cherry and raisin aromas. Grape, booze, and caramel. Some molasses, too. Big sweetness on the palate. Lots of cherry, grape, and raisin. Caramel, molasses, and syrup. Somewhat boozy, not bad.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ the Forge. Pours a fairly clear reddish orange appearance with a thin tan head. Caramel, a bit boozy, slightly sugary, a touch fruity aroma$5Cherry, chocolate, a touch vinous, sweet but not cloying, caramel flavor. Not bad for $5 a fucken pint.