tallguyinc (8) - Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great flavour. When it hits your mouth you feel a tingling of spice.next is the oak and coffee,finishing with a nice sweet chocolate treat. Well balance and a tasty brew.
thedm (5668) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 15, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This corked and caged bottled brew from a rating party poured a head of all foam finely sized light brown colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a semi-opaque dark ruby red brown colored body. The aroma was musty and malt hop. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish. The mild flavor contained notes of dark malt and hops. An OK brew just nothing special.
keanex (1789) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
No bottling information.
Appearance: The body is pitch black with mahogany through the edges, the head is thick and fluffy on the pour but settles quickly to a tan coating and ring.
Aroma: Nowhere did the description mention any sourness, so Iím a bit taken back here. Iím picking up mostly a sour cherry, slightly medicinal aroma and hints of vinegar, nothing else. It smells good, but itís not what I was expecting.
Taste: Again almost no stout notes, just a cherry medicinal slightly sour taste, maybe a hint of cocoa, and a slight funk on the finish. Where is the cocoa, coffee, oak, or spice in the description? I enjoy this to a degree, but I feel very misled.
Palate: Thick, slightly syrupy, with fizzy carbonation.
Overall: Like I said in the taste section this is incredibly misleading, nowhere does this indicate that this is going to be sour or heavy on the fruits. I was expecting something entirely different. This is okay, but Iím taking away points for Sam Adams not being more direct in itís description.
twindog (274) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark reddish brown with a big tan head.Smell like some spice, vanilla, and a drops of coffee. Taste is lightly spiced, with some coffee notes and of course the chocolate. Very nice beer nice to just sip on
SudsMcDuff (8084) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
big thanks for Judes for providing this to me .. . cola, rum, oak, tar, and belgian yeast .. . quite sweet .. . abv seems to be quite well masked (in the pool) .. . almost a light air about this beer .. . good but not full/thick enough to age .. . . Becky, I think I speak for all of us when I say, "Whenís the ice cream going to get here?"
Palidor19 (3163) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It's very smooth has a nice how little bit creamy in the head very rich. Slight toasty with a bit of vanilla. Their is even a bit of cola
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nick76 (4379) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is sweet and toasted with chocolate, molasses, and a touch of grass. The appearance is brown with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma with a touch of coffee and vanilla. The palate is smooth but then. Overall this is a good beer.
ICEatALAMO (1301) - Troy, Michigan, USA - NOV 10, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. The pour is a very dark brown with a decent heads. The smell is subtle with some malt. The taste is pretty good, better than I was expecting.
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JDBaker11058 (1935) - Maryland, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: dark brown with reddish brown edges, short fizzy tan head quickly shrinking, very minimal lacing. Aroma: wood, sour cherry, prune juice, a slight acidic vinegar tang, maybe a bit of chocolate. Taste: sour-ish cherries and sweet tart candies, followed by yeasty spice, a bit of molasses and vanilla, with a hint of chocolate. Finish: a bit puckering, with lingering sweet/tart/acidic flavors of cherry and a hint of chocolate and wood. Notes: Tastes like someone mixed 50% Rodenbach Grand Cru with 25% Sam Smith Oatmeal Stout and 25% Breckenridge Vanilla Porter. Interesting, but not awesome.
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma- some funk, slight milk chocolate, roasted notes, vanilla, caramel, toffee
Appearance- almost black with a rather large, creamy white head
Taste- slight tartness upfront followed by some vanilla and oak, a touch of chocolate and roasted notes, sweet/tart finish of cherry juice
Palate- fair amount of mouthfeel on this one, creamy
Overall- Not what I was expecting. Almost drank like a sour stout that had lost a lot of its punch. Out of balance and not very drinkable.