trevor211 (1437) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Brouwer’s Big Wood 2012. This was another really pleasant surprise.Black pour. Like sticking your nose in a bag of brown sugar. Super sweet aroma, and the flavor adds a bit of tobacco, leather, and smoke. Really, really smooth -- hides its 12% beautifully. Great work from an up-and-coming brewery!
after4ever (6735) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at sb. Pours a nearly opaque black with dark brown edges and a dense and creamy dark tan head. Big chocolate vanilla oak and light bourbon nose, very harmonioulsy integrated and balanced. Creamy medium body, high side of medium. Chocolate, roast, vanilla, oak, bourbon, and a bit of smoke in the background. Complex mid palate. Long chocolatey finish.
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Uber Tavern. Pours deep red with a finger of tan head. Smell is vanilla cream, chocolate, sweet. Taste is roast, vanilla, cream, a touch of alcohol on the tail. A fantastic beer.