MrChopin (3726) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Plum-amber with cream ring head. Nose is light acetic and cherry, paint thinner heat. Flavor shows nut and acetic cherry/wine front, sticky wood and sugar mid, bit of bile and red wine fruits finish. Thick throughout. A bit of increase and off-barrel.
radagast83 (5813) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler provided by GT2. Thanks! Poured a ruby color with a wispy white head.
Sweet malts, with some light sour fruit notes. Touch of chocolate. Not bad. Pretty drinkable, especially for 9.5%.
GT2 (9410) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler thanks to t0rin0. I guess the sixtel of this didn’t get advertised well at the RBSG LA 2012 grand tasting. This was filled from the keg and stored immediately. Bobby gave this to me IP in hopes it would garner some actual ratings. Well, hopefully it will get 10 to score.
Pours a clear, deep mahogany. Low carbonation. Weak, tan foam. Nose is chocolate, A1 steak sauce, savory, maple, weak paint thinner. Taste is chocolate chunk cookie, red wine, fair amount of citric tartness. Not boozy or sticky, interesting sourness this has picked up. Moderate cardboard/oxidation but restrained. Can’t wait to move to LA in June and hit up Ladyface on the reg.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks, GT. nose has a decent amount of oak an there are some light dark fruits behind that. Flavor is oaky with some tannin.
argo0 (12322) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler, thanks GT2. Small tan head atop muddy dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, raisin/prune, some candi sugar. Taste is moderately sweet, raisin, some caramel. Medium-full body, some stickiness, low carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (10836) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler shared by GT2. Pours lightly hazy dark amber with a medium, fizzy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is oak, plum and raisin notes, spicy and earthy hops, cookie and caramel malt. Flavor is malt dominant, dark fruity esters, light hops and bitterness with sour notes and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Huhzubendah (3070) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler courtesy of GT2. Thanks man.
The beer is chestnut brown with a thin collar. The aroma offs nuts, malt, booze, brown bread, booze. The flavor brings a tannic character, brown ale, some yeast, wine. Tannic finish with sweet, malty brown bread. Medium bodied with low carbonation. Good stuff.
Travlr (16429) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler courtesy of GT2, thanks! Cloudy amber color, small tan edge head. Aroma of lightly spiced rye bread, vanilla, caramel. Taste is sweet and smooth scotch and brown bread. Tasty.
brokensail (13668) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy mahogany color with a fluffy khaki head. Nose of dark fruits such as raisins, plums, and black cherries. Good banana along with plenty of sweet toffee malts, a hint of vanilla, and some oak aroma. The flavor has a more noticeable oak profile and very enjoyable notes of vanilla to go with the sweet toffee malts. Plenty of raisin and plum fruit notes and a hint of spices, mostly clove, in the background.