brewolf (169) - Wilderness, WA, USA, - NOV 19, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks for the "head’s up", Jeff!
Medium-dark earth-tone, fiery highlights, and pretty ’forest mushroom’ foam.
Earthy malt, crisp ’Fall’ leaves, with nuances of bramble fruit on the nose. The taste reminds of authentic bread pudding, European-style caramel, and black cherry reduction; all without any of the overt sweetness. Firm, tight, and wonderfully clean. Willkommen zum Herbst.
douglas88 (5800) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 16, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Belmont. Where you at 3/4? Pours a dark ruddy copper color with a medium off-white almost beige head. The aroma is big sweet malts, some berries and toffee. The flavor is wonderful and quite seasonal: caramel, earthy, sweeter fruit maybe pomegranate, some strawberry perhaps, candied fruit. But really its core isn’t super sweet but clean and smooth. Very nice. I could drink a liter...or two.