kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Name: BA de Grind
Source: Brewfest, Strong Ale Fest
black, nice tan head, nice lace, soft roasted aroma, super creamy velvet body, very rich flavor with lots of coffee and roasted malts, nice chocolate and vanilla, only a hint of whisky,
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 10/10; Flavor: 9/10; Palate: 10/10; Overall: 19/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the 10th Annual San Diego Strong Ale Festival: Pours an opaque black with a nicely-lacing dense frothy dark tan head. Aroma is reminiscent of maple-syrup on waffles with a touch of burnt toast and coffee beans. Body starts sweet, viscous and caramely with some chocolate cookie dough and molten espresso beans. Has a smooth, slightly warming dark chocolate finish with a touch of vanilla bourbon. Nicely balanced, complex and enjoyable.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yay this one’s finally up! :) Had it at the Strong Ale SD Fest at PP in December. Lots of kona coffee, lots of dark chocoalte, and a hint of some coconut oil or pineapple. fruity light hints, all tropical. smells a lot like chocolate tanning lotion. damn good.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
10th Annual SD Strong Ale Fest: Part of the connoisseur tasting. Very dark brown color with a creamy tan head. Big vanilla aroma with creamy coffee and bourbon. Creamy smooth coffee flavors with bourbon, vanilla and roasted malt. Roasted coffee bitter finish.