GT2 (9001) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Blue Palms, Hollywood. Pours a clear, deep red looking black with minimal foam. Rich smoked nose with steak, soy, forest. Nice. Taste is surprisingly sour, well, tart and funky with more smoke and savory steak. Dry, dusty palate. Overly dry- typical Ladyface yeast attenuated to zero. But I like it. Moderate lactic acid backend. Pretty solid. This is an odd for sure. Loved the smoke. Just way too dry for style. Slight papery finish.
anders37 (18184) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma. Fruity malty spicy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel finish with some bitterness.
brokensail (12022) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark amber color with a khaki head. Strong wood note to the nose. A light smokiness and a decent malt sweetness of toast, bread, caramel, and dark fruit. Light alcohol and a hint of roast. Good smoke and wood notes on the flavor. Mild roast, sweet caramel, toffee, and dark fruits. Just a touch of alcohol and chocolate on the finish.