TheAlum (5964) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at FoBAB 10 - 2012 (Chicago, IL). Pours a rich deep blackish pour with rich frothyt annish head, dies to a film, laces ok. Aromas are coffee, chocolate, and lactose. Some roast, toast, vanilla, gentle spirit.
Dark roast, coffee, sweetness. Lactose, barrel, some oak and and vanilla. Cream, some whiskey, oak. Middle is a bit fudgey, mellow, with some marshmellow. Backend and finish is mellow sweet, oak, toffee, and roast. Nice. The nose seems a bit lacking but the beer is full of flavor, good balance, proper barrel time. Would like to see a snifter or two of this again in a more personal environment.