BeerandBlues2 (10687) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 29, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Blind tasting. Pours dark brown to black with a medium, frothy light tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is vanilla, figs, dates, and whiskey with oak, light hops, brown sugar, spicy and peppery alcohol. Flavor is heavy whiskey, sweet malt, vanilla, brown sugar, oak, light hops and bitterness, sweet (nearly cloying) with a drying and spicy finish. Full body, medium carbonation.
RSRIZZO (1896) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Rock Bottom Colorado Springs. Color is a deep hazy amber with mellow carbonation and a thin tight head. Aroma is a light caramel and dried fruit scent. It has a full body and rich mouth feel. Flavor is big and rich with toffee, prunes, vanilla and apple. In the after taste the alcohol shows just a bit. Overall I love this brew, its just amazing with wonderful flavors.