Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the brewpub. Pours black with a medium foamy khaki head that diminishes slowly. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, coconut and dark fruit. Full-bodied with flavors of brandy, roast malt, raisins and caramel. The finish is mildly boozy with a vanilla and malt aftertaste. Good beer all around.
Gription79 (2003) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on draft at the brewery.Grape, vinous, chocolate, light bodied for such a big beer, easy drinking.
MadRobin (1399) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap 4 oz. taster at Lagunitas Taproom at the brewery in Petaluma, CA.
Opaque, brown black with no head and no lacing.
Fruity aroma of vanilla, prunes, molasses, dark fruit and sweet roasted malt.
Taste of brandy, alcohol, dark fruit, raisins, brown sugar and roasted malt.
Full body and medium carbonation.
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Bule (428) - California, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Lagunitas. Pours a dark black without much head. Aroma of brandy. Great taste of brandy, currants with some sweetness.
Steve_0 (1926) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery. Pour is deep brown, almost black with a slight red hue and a big brown head and great lacing. Prunes, raisins, slightly oaky, roasty, grapey, brown sugar, figs, and toffee in the aroma. Taste is huge raisins, figs, plums, wood, light cocoa, dark fruits, and vanilla. Creamy mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Not really my thing.
badlizard (5525) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewery. Black with a creamy off white head. Strong brandy, vanilla, oak, chocolate, and brown sugar aroma and taste with a sweet and tart finish and a smooth slightly oily palate.