argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(BCTC, draft) Medium tan head atop cola dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, cherry, light funk. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some earthy, light cherry. Smooth medium body.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: June 10, 2009
Source: Taco Mac, Old Milton
Appearance: black, fint tan head with frothy edges, bits of lace
Aroma: chocolate aroma with a light cherry tartness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, touch of chocolate powder character, light sweetness helps to bring out the chocolate, just a hint of the cherry tartness in the finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From notes. Tap at Birreria Paradiso Jan 08. Pours golden yellow, medium white head. Aroma of malt, white pepper. Taste is malty, slight bitter finish. Easy to drink. Changed names shortly after this, if I remember corrctly.
Lubiere (9427) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark brown stout with a thick creamy moka head. A pleasant aroma of cherries, chocolate, lightly sour, with a light funk, very classy. In mouth, a nice bitter choclate with light Brett notes, cherries, medium bodied. Tap at BCTC 2009
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Capone’s.
Poured a deeper brown color with red edges and an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, yeast, and some cherries. Tastes of chocolate, roast, cherries, caramel, and fruity. Lacing left on the glass.
JoeMcPhee (8188) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Ginger Man. Dark brown-black beer with a thin sticky white head. Aroma is lightly spicy with a soft estery nose. Lots of sweet plums and dates backing that up. There is a bit of soft cocoa and even a little bit of smokiness. Soft sweet maltiness with a lovely richness and a soft fruitiness. Sweet but not at all cloying. Light roastiness with a fairly spicy and estery yeastiness. Light bubble gum and cloves with a little bit of licorice as well. It’s sort of a mix between a stout and a dubbel, and a very tasty one at that.
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2009
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed on-tap at Coles. Creamy, fuller mouth porter-stout with kriek. Complex. The taste delivers what I didn’t get in the aroma. Dark colour, of course.
Drake (7940) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served on draft at the Thirsty Monk in Asheville. Glad to see this still available in a liberal-leaning town 6 weeks after the inauguration. A fitting tribute to what was a transformational moment for millions. Pours a deep, dark brown color with a large ran head. Good retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel, toffee and dark fruits. Taste is dark roasted malts, toffee, bitter hops, prunes, raisin and a faint herbal note. Full bodied with a sticky texture.
BMan1113VR (7787) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler shared by WeeHeavySD at the Bruery (stopped by en route to the airport). Pours a murky brown with a small, tan head. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruits, coffee and a touch of smoke. Taste is chocolate with smoke and some sweet cherry syrup, wood and dark fruits. Smooth mouthfeel, light carbonation. Thanks Jon!
DocLock (7481) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft notes from DRE. Pours blackish wih dark brown edges and off-khaki head. Nose is roasty dark malt, chocolate, cherry. Tastes dark malty, with a lof of cacao and dark choc syrup flavors, plus some spicy notes and a tart cherry/blackberry undercurrent. Complex and well balanced, this one was unique and enjoyable.