MadRobin (1989) - Silver Spring, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap 4 oz. sample at the Fezziwig's Brewing Company tasting room in Carlsbad, CA.
Opaque dark brown with tan head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of smokey roasted malt, chocolate and coffee with a sweet dark fruit finish.
Taste starts with very smokey roasted malt, followed by layers of coffee and chocolate, with a caramel finish.
Medium body and medium carbonation.
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brokensail (11085) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour with a khaki head. Nose is fairly chocolate forward with a bit of smoke, lots of roasted malt, and some coffee. A bit dry with very minimal malt sweetness. The flavor is quite dry and really not much malt character other than the roast. Coffee, chocolate, and a bit of smoke. Not bad.
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Black with a fizzy white head. Faint malty aroma and a watery roasted grain taste with a smokey finish with a smooth light bodied palate.