GT2 (5658) - Riverslime, 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 (450) - 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.
womencantsail (6896) - Garbage Grove, 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 (6490) - Ivy, 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 (10384) - 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.