jercraigs (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012-08-18. Black body with a small tan head. 3+ Lightly roasty character throughout, fruity, bitter, muted sweet malt middle, dry bitter roasty finish. 7+ Dry roasty malt in the aroma. 7+ Medium bodied palate. 3+ Simple solid stout, with decent amount of bitterness but I attributed it more to roast malt than hops... not nearly enough hops to call this a black IPA in my opinion. On tap, Old Forge brewpub
j12601 (9100) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Old Forge after a day at Knoebel’s during the Campground Brewdown. Pours a black to brown with a thin to medium bodied white to beige head. Roast and citrus on the nose. Nice soft roast and cocoa, chocolate and roast. Citrus, cocoa, earthy bitterness on the finish.
jredmond (7142) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Old Forge with the RB crew. Pours a dark brownish body with a tint of red and light head. Aroma is chocolate, light hop and sweet earthy malts. Mouthfeel is thin with notes of light bitter hop, grain, and faint chocolate malts.
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Old Forge with the RB crew for Campdown Brewdown sojourn. Pours a clear deep ruby with mahogany highlights. Weaker head. Nose is rich dark chocolate. Savory. Taste is sharp, denser, richer with big soil/dirt. Watery palate. Bitter and heavy nut skin tannins in the finish. Oversteeped grain character common to all of the beers on tap.