boFNjackson (4143) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ their NW spot... Poured dark opaque brown -- almost black -- with a tan head. Aroma of alcohol and roasted grains. Foamy palate with flavors of coffee, hazelnuts and a creamy, vanilla bean sweetness. A little alcohol and a warming finish that contained smoked, malted barley.
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Bailey’s Taproom in Portland. Black, tan head. Sweet vanilla and caramel aroma. Light oak flavor with a vanilla sweetness. Nothing special, but lucky to have tried this brew.
BuckeyeBoy (2837) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Bailey’s Taproom Portland, OR
Pours out a black with some red highs topped with a nice head. Aroma was of sweetness a good roast and some smoke maybe. Tast was much of the same. Plent of roast and a charcole tast even. Not bad pretty thick on the palate.