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RATINGS: 748   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
One of Bam's brown eyes is, in fact, black. When mischief reigns supreme, it positively glows. Dedicated to the dark side; smooth, dark, incredibly delicious as only a Jack Russell with bat wings can be.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (6245) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2008
750 ml bottle, dark amber color, fruity nose with a sour effervescent flavor, some coffe on the finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjg74 (2853) - Salem, Oregon, USA - FEB 10, 2008
Bottle (batch 258,259) from BevMo. Hazy dark brown in color upon pouring. Very tart aroma with a little hint of sweetness in the background. Some yeast as well. Bitter and tart up front. Followed by more hoppy bitterness. Finish is very bitter and roasted like coffee. Finish reminds me of a stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4874) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 10, 2008
Pours deep mahogany into a tulip. Fluffy off-white head craters as it slowly subsides. Sour aromas. Crisp tangy fruit upfront with a lasting dark hop finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6736) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2008
750, capped. Pours black with a thin gray head and a slim ring of foam near the top of the glass. Subtly roasty, cola-like nose with big tart buggy fruitiness. Medium body with light fizzy carb. Mild mid-palate with some buggy tartness and a big wash of toast at the end. Very little finish. It’s hard to say whether this beer tastes like much of anything specific; it’s very understated. But it has a real appeal to it.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2008
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of mustiness, cherry, wood, and light lemon. Flavor of herbs, light funkiness, toasted malt, black pepper, citrus, leather, and some wood in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 3, 2008
750 ml bottle from Liar’s Club. Dark brown with a small fluffy white head. Aroma of roastiness, citrus, and wet straw. Mild milk chocolate, tangy citrus, and slight spices to the taste. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2008
Thanks to my Secret Santa, pantanap, for this bottle. Pours a deep brown with red hues. Very frothy tan head that lingers for a long time. Great lacing. Nose of dusty cherries and raspberries with a farmhouse yeast aroma. Flavor is tart sour fruits with some hoppy citrus flavors. Mouthfeel is very light, with a rather thin finish overall.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzzbassman (1525) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Styles. Pours clear reddish brown with a nice bit of lace. Big fruity aroma, with a but of funk. Tart berry up front, it is a pleasing bit of sour with a bretty and roasted coffee finsih.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
asedzie (694) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 28, 2008
Bottle, batch 262, 263. Hazy ruby pour with medium beige head, lacing. Also, as I noticed later on, a nice chunk of yeast floating on the bottom. Aroma is tart cherries, raspberries, mild wild yeast notes with a touch of mustiness. Flavor has tart-sour fruitiness - berries, light citrus. Slight medicine undertones, light herbal bitterness throughout. Finish has bright hoppiness, bitterness and lingering vinuous fruitiness. Mellow, light mouthfeel - maybe even a little too light. Sourness coupled with bitterness a very nice combo in this very interesting brew.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Harsebrau (227) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 26, 2008
Strong Pinesol aroma which although lemony fresh, made me think of a bathroom that was just cleaned. So not a good start. Beer looked good though. Dark ruby color with a significant, tanish head that lingered and gave nice lacing. But the flavor was a disappointment. Funky and just off. Finished like water - thin.


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