sonnycheeba (4148) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours dark brown with ruby highlights and thin, fizzy beige head; short retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is black cherry, caramel and toasted malts, figs, dates, floral hops, and light spice. Flavor is oak, light merlot, sweet malts, light yeast, floral hops, and other dark fruit esters; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (10616) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Max’s Taphouse. Pours clear dark brown with a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is red wine and oak notes with dark cherries and plums, toast and cookie malt. Flavor is malt forward with light hops and bitterness, dark fruity esters, vinous grape notes and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.