DYCSoccer17 (3357) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at the brewpub. 2 16 ounce samples. Roasted, espresso, coffee-like nose present with some light metallic aromas present later. Moderate to mostly opaque mahogany body with a creamy tan head that one would expect from a hand pump. Lightly sweet, choco malted flavors present to start. Becomes lightly acidic and astringent almost in the middle. This is followed by some more of the light choco-coffee roastiness. Light metallic hops are detected towards the end. A bit sweet and some might argue that this is underattenuated. Not overly robust, but very drinkable.
bb (6860) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 3, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Blackish beer with a nice cocoa head. Light chocolate/roast aroma. Chocolate/light roast flavor with some caramelization. Medium bodied. Lingering malts.