craftycarl21 (2254) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 13, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Overcarbonated with strange minerally roast, touches of Belgian fruitiness and coffee. Thin, not good.
nimbleprop (5211) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle pours a hazy, deep brown with some creamy, beige head. Nose is malty bread, brown sugar. Flavor is sweet, toast, roasted nuts. Eh.
Drake (8993) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle shared by nmann08. Thanks! Pours a clear dark brown color with a medium sized tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, earth, anise and faint citrus. The taste is earth, chocolate, roasted malts, tart cherries and a slight vegetal note. Medium bodied.
Beerathon (1286) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brownish red hue. Tan thick creamy head. So much froth/foam that it looks like a root beer float. Scent of a stout, but not sweet. Pick up a bit of dark cherry in the taste and nose. I liked it, but didn’t love it. No hops in it at all, which is a bit disappointing.
GT2 (8742) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750mL thanks to nmann08. Over carbonated muddy rouge. Nose is celery, Belgian abbey yeast, cherry, milk chocolate. Taste is aerated, tart, sweet cherry juice. Some tomato juice and celery. Minerally and bland.
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ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown sugar and cola nose. Taste is lightly sweet with milk chocolate, light molasses and toffee, touch of raisin.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle: Pours a mostly opaque dark brown with a creamy froth of effervescent tan head. Has a lightly toasted biscuity malty nose with some chocolate notes. Starts with pretty good fullness and bubbly carbonation with some light fruity notes and roasted malt bitterness before a drier slightly citurs hoppy finish. A little over-carbonated, but has good flavor and mild complexity.
argo0 (11653) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle. Medium beige head atop cloudy cola-brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, coffee, some milk chocolate, light spicy, vanilla, alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some coffee, spicy, light milk chocolate. Effervescent medium body.
dmac (4214) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 ml cork and caged bottle shared by Jimmie. Poured a super dark brown with a smaller bubbly biege head. Aroma has a strong spiceness about it along with some chocolate pudding skins, barrel, vanilla extract, and some burnt banana foster’s. Body is loaded with very strong carbonation, a thinner mouthfeel and a lingering burning aftertaste. Flavor of bad chocolate, wet toast, odd vanilla, over ripe fruits. Blah.
jimhilt (2431) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 30, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Will pour a five+ finger cream head that fades very slowly to a thin layer leaving a thick lace. Black color, no highlights. Strong carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Roasted malt nose and flavor is malty, bready, fairly smooth. The 7% ABV is totally hidden. $9.99 for a 750ml bottle from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, Ma.