hopscotch (10144) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft... Pours clear and black with flashes of crimson and a small, creamy, lightly-tanned head. Decent retention. It’s difficult to pull any aroma from the glass - traces of deeply roasted and smoked malts. Medium-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and soft carbonation. The flavor provides near-perfect balance with only a trace of roastiness and a hint of peaty smoke. Thin, lifeless finish with minerals.
theisti (3504) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 oz sample draft at the brewery in Oakland Park, Florida. The pour is pitch black with a smallish light tan head. The aroma is really peaty and smoky, I was not actually expecting that. Behind the peat and smoke is a nice char malt character. The taste is the char, peat and smoke, clean and nicely balanced with the base soft malt character. The palate is medium to light bodied, clean dry finish - the char doesn’t linger hardly at all. Nice one.