ben4321 (4425) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: Bottle shared at Max and Andy’s Tasting, 2/28/15
Aroma: The aroma is vinous, with dark malt, and some fruit.
Appearance: It is murky brown in color, with a fairly small head
Flavor: Has a mostly sweet and vinous flavor.
Palate: It has a decent mouthfeel, with an average carbonation
This works pretty well. Good stuff. It’s a nice combo overall.
j12601 (7350) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Paul’s for Andy and Max’s Fantasy Football winnings tasting. Pours a hazy brown with a thin white head. Sweet fruit and wood on the nose, wood, acid. Medium bodied, sweet roast over funky acid and tart fruit. Fruit and spicy wood on the finish, long acid and a touch of acetone.
dmac (4474) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the FF tasting. Poured a deep dark black with a smaller foamy deep beige head. Aroma/flavor of earth, dirty barrel, red wine, cork, bread crumbs, crusts and fruit rinds. Medium body with stronger acidity and a lingering burn.
Jow (2442) - New York, USA - MAR 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorites of the fantasy football tasting and a brewery I’ve wanted to try for ages. Nose is red wine and wood. Tastes great of Cabernet, wood, berries, little chocolate, lemongrass. Touch funky and fruity finish.
jtclockwork (9999) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown. Nose/taste of red wine, funky oak, cocoa, toffee and lemongrass. Medium body.
vtafro (4316) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark pour with no head. Cabernet and oak aromas. Dark cherry and balsamic fruit tones; oak and wine flavors.
hopscotch (9952) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Pours dark brown with a small, fleeting, khaki head. The aroma is a complex swirl of roastiness, chocolate, dark cherries with a light splash of cabernet sauvignon and hints of sarsaparilla and damp wood. Full-bodied with tickling carbonation. The flavor is a unique fusion of tart, chocolaty and dark berry components. Tangy, crisp, fairly dry finish. Really nice. Bottle provided by darkguardian!
bu11zeye (12096) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz, bottle 165/600, Batch 13) Pours a murky amber-brown body with a spare beige head. Aroma of caramel, herbs, vinous, and weed. Flavor of vinous, plum, wood, figs, earthiness, and herbs.
Lukaduke (2506) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes 9/28/13. Bottle thanks to Jstax. Pours a deep van dyke brown color with eggshell foam. Leather, vinous fruit, bitter cocoa, rustic grain, tart plum, wet oak, musty basement, soil.
Dogbrick (9085) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the brewpub. This brew pours black with a thin beige head that dissipates steadily to a film. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of oak, funky yeast and fruit. Medium-bodied with a vinous oaky character and flavors of dark fruits and earthy yeast. The finish is mildly funky with a red wine aftertaste. Enjoyable beer all around.