badlizard (5519) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at BR. Golden brown with a fizzy white head. Bitter earthy and woody aroma with a hint of chocolate. Cocoa powder taste with bitter woody notes toward the back end.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 31, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Served a clear red with a touch of orange and very little head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind a touch of lace.
S - Aroma is a mix of sweet caramel malts with some spices, chocolate, and farmhouse yeast smells.
T - Starts off with a mix of sweet rich caramel malts and grains with some farmhouse yeast spices and some chocolate. Through the middle, the yeast character gowns with a bit of funk and some more cocoa and bready malt flavors come through. The finish is a mix of earthy flavors with some spices, grains, chocolate, and yeast character.
M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a spicy and sweet finish.
D - Very drinkable. The chocolate added is an interesting take on the style, but works very well and the overall balance is quite nice.
mrmartin (626) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
at Beer Rev.
Chestnut pour with billowy off white head. Creamy medium body. Semisweet nose with a little musty yeast. Dark fruits and hint of chocolate. Dry finish. Didn’t expect chocolate in a biere de Garde but its works. recipe Might work well as the base for a sour
marcus (5605) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Beer Revolution. Pours reddish brown with a nice beige head and a pleasant barnyard aroma.There is a musty chocolate and smoked malt flavor. Quite interesting.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Dark mahogony beer with a dark cream head. Chooclate and malt aroma. Chooclate and earthy flavor with spice and light grain. Medium bodied. Chooclate andmalt lingers with light grain, earth, and spice.