CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask 1/26/08 at the Atlanta Cask Ale tasting: Pours an oily opaque black with a thin, spotty-lacing tan head. Fresh oaky nose has some woody almost vinyl notes with some lightly roasted maltiness. Starts semi sweet and dark caramely with a touch of dark chocolate and lots of vanilla oak before a drier, slightly earthy finish. Has perhaps too much oaky flavor, but otherwise is a pretty good beer.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Source: Atlanta Cast Ale Tasting
Appearance: black, scant head,
Aroma: light dark chocolate aroma with a light oak bitterness,
Flavor: dark chocolate flavor, hint of fruity sweetness, lots of oak adds bitterness and dryness, growing vanilla adds the needed sweetness, lasting oak finish,
Overall: ok in its own right but the regular version is better,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - FEB 18, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
On cask. Black pour with dull aroma. Roasted malts dominant. Thin mouthfeel for the style. Not good and very boring.
ChainGangGuy (4359) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 12, 2008
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Appearance: Opaque black body with a tiny, bubbled tan head.
Smell: Licorice and... hmm. Something off that I’d categorize as being between a clean medical-grade plastic and a fine purveryor of fine rubber products, like Eddie’s Trick Shop.
Taste: Ugh. Tastes the same way, too.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: I’m completely convinced something went awry here.
aracauna (3052) - Georgia, USA - JAN 31, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This could have been pretty good. There was plenty of maltiness and roast, but there was this annoying plastic flavor mixed in with the chocolate that bothered me.
Hank1980 (942) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2008
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask Ale Fest Sweetwater, Atlanta. Poured very dark. Aroma of chocolate and fruit. Also a strange rubber(?) smell. Taste was great, with plenty of malt and chocolate. Body was perfectly carbonated with a creamy texture.