argo0 (11443) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Small beige head, cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, vinous, milk chocolate, light sourness. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some vinous, candi sugar. Medium body, light acidity.
bhensonb (10908) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Capped 750 from Beachbum25. Many thanks for this. Pours very dark brown with a foamy/fizzy light tan head. The aroma suggests a moderate flemish ale. Hints of sour. Hints of oak. Vinosity. Med + body. Flavor is dark fruit and malt, vinous, oaky, astringent, somewhat earthy/sour. This finishes extremely tasty. Excellent ale.
BeerandBlues2 (9588) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours brown with a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is vinous, oak and prunes, raisins and dates with cookie and caramel malt. Flavor is malt dominant with oak and vinous notes with light hops and bitterness and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.
hopdog (8852) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Dark brown with an off white head. Chocolate, vinous, some wood, and dark fruits.
GT2 (8354) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Smoke&Barrel thanks to Jace. Pours a clear, deep ruby. Collar of tan foam. Nose is savory butter reduction and baked dark cherries. Taste is spicy, some butter, vanilla, spicy red grape, spicy oak. Midly tannic and dusty. Strange but Nice. My rating: 3.6 Fiancé rating: 3.8 she says like a nice glass of wine.
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DocLock (7826) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 bottle. Pours with a huge gusher to a dark brown pour with off-tan minimal head. I’ve seen 1-2 gishers in 8 years prior to this year, but this is the 3rd bona fide gusher I’ve seen just this year. Nose is candi sugary malt, plum, prune, brown sugar, oaky spirits. Tastes hugely carbonated, on the dry side, like an oaky brown sugary plummy merlot. with some notes of funky yeasty malt. A bit light on the palate, finishes almost like a dark champagne with more figgy fruit and funky malt.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Klobys: Pours a clear dark mahogany with a fine, wispy-lacing light beige head. Has a sweet biscuity dark caramel malty nose with lots of vinous oak and light fruity esters. Body starts with good fullness and carbonation with good dark malty sweetness and lots of red grape tartness and fresh oak. Finishes drier with a good slightly puckering balance. Not quite as subtle or smooth as it could be, but that change as it ages. It certainly packs a lot of flavor though.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks, Chris. Nose has mild dark fruits. Flavor is pushed through by excessive carbonation. Mild roast in the background. A bit thin.
nimbleprop (4759) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle pours a translucent brown with some very active, frothy, beige head. Nose of bitter greens, cinnamon, wood pulp, red grape, some light vinegar, a little berry, some brown sugar. Flavor is sweet and tart, soured wine, wood pulp, brown sugar, collar greens, raspberry vinaigrette. Medium bodied, lightly acetic finish.
SSSteve (3751) - - FEB 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. tart metallic aroma. coiny. red wine notes. enormous head. very dark...near black. chocolate notes with red grapes. big foamy mouthfeel. flavor is much better than aroma.