hopscotch (10642) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Pours cloudy and dark brown with mahogany highlights and a small, creamy, taupe head. Decent retention. The aroma is nutty and toasty with a splash of sherry and a smattering of dark, dried fruits. Medium to full-bodied and raspy with vibrant carbonation. The flavor is a mingling of vanilla, toastiness, caramel and liquor. Boozy, dry, astringent finish. Bottle courtesy of newcigarz!
Sarlacc83 (1951) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Pitch black with a cappuccino head. Not much lacing.
N: Cocoa, coffee, raisin, fig, smoke, and a touch of vanilla.
T: Very sweet and a hint of bitterness and smoke.
M: Medium body with a creamy carbonation. Alcohol is hidden.
O: Nicely done. Big cocoa and smoke.
douglas88 (8446) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a dark mahogany color with a medium tan head. A big sweet malty nose, toffee and brown sugars. The flavor is medium toasted malts, earthy, sugary, some smoke. Very big flavors, but also drinkable. Solid.
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Occidental Brewing for the 3rd Annual Humbug Lager Fest. Opaque black color. Aroma is smokey with sweet pitted fruit. Taste is similar, with plum, dates, and some bourbon notes. Smooth boozy finish.
50belair (3422) - Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
32oz flip top shard by Tony (dated 2012). Dark brown pour wit height brown head. Slightly smokey nose. Subtle smoke and rich toasted malt notes. Very good body and mouthfeel. Impressive.....
neepsntatties (1778) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Colour...dark brown with a moderately thick off white head. Nose...ultra roasty and mosty toasty! There’s gobs of dark malts and caramel here with some dark vine fruits, molasses, fig paste and treacle. The feel is moderately thick and coating with burnt sugar and turbinado. The finish here is long and warming.
cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I Liter flip-top bottle served in a dimpled mug. Dark brown with a short khaki head. Semi-sweet chocolate malt nose and subtle dark fruit. Medium sweet flavor with light bitter hops. Medium body, thick texture, and a medium roasty, toasty, light bitter finish.
marcus (9212) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at FredFest 2013. Pours near black with an attractive tan head and a chocolate aroma. There is a hearty dark chocolate flavor with a dry finish.
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
32oz Fliptop bottle... Poured dark near black with a thin, khaki head. Nice drinking german-style beer. Toasted sweetness with some smoke and dark grains and sugars. Not totally complex by fits the bill for the style. Nice Laurelwood winter seasonal and can’t complain about this one.