DiarmaidBHK (3599) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Pizza Port Ocean Beach. Pours black with a thin khaki head that fades quickly. A fair amount of spice rack on the nose. There’s lots of different favors on the tongue but they seem kind of muddled. Solid but not mandatory.
GT2 (9064) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at PPOB. Hazy, deep ruby black pour with medium tan foam. Savory, smokey nose with candy cane and pine. Taste is soapy, thinner body at first, dusty, cocoa mix. Taste is nicely bitter, lively. Almost like a spiced, smoked porter. Bonus for being interesting.
rlgk (12025) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Pizza Port Ocean Beach, San Diego. Very dark brown beer with a small beige head. Cinnamon aroma, vanilla, biscuits, caramel, licorice, chocolate, figs, raisins, nutmeg, some cardamom. Cardamom and cinnamon aroma, roasted, vinous, chocolate, licorice. Decent but a bit all over the place.