j12601 (8700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Lion’s Pride. Pours a hazed brown with a thin beige to tan head. Soft acid, funk, light spiciness. Soft musk, light acid, funky and chewy tannins. Soft acid, funky wood, light whiskey warmth. Nice.
BeerandBlues2 (11471) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours hazy amber with a medium, creamy light tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is sour grapes and cherry, caramel and toast malt with whiskey notes. Flavor is malt forward with a light sourness and whiskey notes with a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Travlr (18609) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 22, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Lion’s Pride. Hazy deep chestnut color, thick fluffy beige head, solid lacing. Aroms of vanilla, toffee, dates. Taste is rich brandied prunes, sweet caramel, vanilla. Very nice.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at lions pride. Maine. Slight hazed brown, malty, nutty, touch of fruity notes. Medium bodied. Decent
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at The Birch simply as Di Como Malthus Birolla Z. Listed at 6.5%. Also listed as a sour on the tap list, which I agree with. Big foam atop inky red. Huge retention and lace. Funky nose, cedar, Brett B, grapes, salt. Taste is salty, fresh, minerally, lemon juice, Brett B heavy. Refreshing. Buoyant palate. Really nice!
doublebock (540) - California, USA - DEC 1, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Chestnut brown color with thin white head. Sour oaky aroma of whisky. Chewy malty palate with nice balance of bubble gum tartness and whiskey and cherry wood notes.
brokensail (14529) - San Leandro, California, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy amber colored pour with an off-white head. Nose starts off with a lot of raisin, some hints of metal, and a bit of toasted malt. Light woodiness, some whisky, and a bit of vanilla. Light acetic character, too. The flavor is fairly fruit forward. Lots of dark fruit, some red wine vinegar, and sweet bread. Drying wood notes, some vanilla, and a fair amount of whisky flavor which actually gives a slight burn.
Drake (11410) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served on draft at The Birch, Norfolk. Pours a hazy red-brown color with a medium sized frothy off-white head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of tart cherries, marzipan and brown sugar. The taste is nutty, marzipan, and a tart fruity finish. Medium bodied.
argo0 (12636) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Clear dark brown body, small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, whisky, some sourness, light vinous, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, whisky, caramel, some vinous. Low carbonation, light-medium body, light acidity.