IndianaRed (2035) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1L fliptop "aged" in the fridge for 8 months. Clear brown with a small light tan head. Nice aromas of chocolate and cherries and coffee. Subtle and balanced on all three. Not overly sweet Pretty good.
Syzzer (551) - Oregon, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Ventiís: 16 IBU; 6.3% ABV. Clear and tan in appearance, with a very weak head. BUT the taste makes up for all of this, smooth slight malts. Definite sweet cherry and separate coffee flavors. Very nice. 9BD 9Rod
Beardface (1516) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at 16 Tons. Ruddy brown pour with almost no head. Wonderful aroma melding chocolate, coffee and cherries, with a flavor consisting largely of chocolate covered cherries with some coffee and roastiness complimenting it nicely. I enjoyed this brew more the first time than I did later in growler form, but it was still pretty pleasant, just not quite Oakshire Heart Shaped Box level.
Livid (49) - - JAN 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Ventiís for Gilgamesh pairing dinner. Dark brown with ruby tones (dim lighting), thin head with minimal lacing. Smells intensely of chocolate. The taste is very dry, chocolate and roasted malt with coffee undertones, a hint of cherry sweetness and a very mild bitterness. Medium bodied with light carbonation. It paired very well with the dinner entree (beef short ribs) and has a well-balance profile.