Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber on bus trip for RBWG 2010. Pours a deep dark brownish black with a nice frothy head. Aroma is slightly oxidized charred malts, some chocolate and light roast with a grassy, citrusy hop character, light dankness, but some earthy spicy garlic as well. Flavor is columbus- garlic some stale dankness, earth, mineral, leather hints and a moderate bitter finish- hops seem way off on this one. Meh.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle pours dark brown almost black with a medium off white head. Strong pine resin and floral aroma. Strong bitterness in this one, almost IIPA strong with a kick of alcohol in the finish.