Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Originally reviewed: 4/21/10. Stopped in here for lunch today and saw that they had this new one on tap. Came out a dark black, with some light brown on the edges. A nice tan head capped it off. Retention was fair and it left some pretty lace behind. The scent was pretty average. Some roasted malts and light coffee. Nothing spectacular.
The body was full and heavy. I felt sluggish and slow after having this beer. Carbonation level was moderate. Great coffee bitterness right away. Lots of bitter espresso, bittersweet dark chocolate, and a light hoppy finish. This was a great beer. I wasn’t expecting alot as this is a chain place, but this beer was very well-done. I’d love the chance to have it again.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brewery: Liberty Steakhouse & Brewery
Date: April 17, 2010
Source: Brewfest, Hickory Hops
Appearance: opaque dark brown, frothy beige head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: rich coffee aroma, nice chocolate
Flavor: rich espresso flavor, big roasted character, touch of dark chocolate bitterness, nice background chocolate
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4