bb (8139) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Black beer with ruby highlights and a tan head. Light malt and light grapefruit aroma. Roast and chooclate flavor with grapefruit and pine. Medium bodied. Roast and chooclate lingers with grapefruit and light mint.
joeneugs (5355) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the brewpub. This was probably the best of seven or so beers they had on my recent visit. Sad, considering this was one of my favorite under-the-radar breweries in the Bay area. Hopefully the new brewer will get things dialed in soon. Anyway, this one poured a very dark brown color with a khaki head. The aroma has roast caramel and a bit of citrusy/floral hops. The flavor is the same with hard roasted malt and a powerful inky finish. Not my favorite black IPA.