alexanderj (3423) - Branson, Missouri, USA - AUG 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at South Street; didn’t take notes on the color, but nothing unusual there. Aroma of roasted oats and milky sweetness. Had a nice lactic presence. Definitely pretty sweet for the style, which I liked. Pronounced roasted and chocolate elements. Finish was fairly smooth, although I did pick up on a bit of astringency occasionally. Enjoyed this one.
Drake (10695) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the brewery. Reddish brown pour, very dark, with a medium head. Subtle roasted malt aroma. Roasted malt taste with coffee notes and lots of lactose sweetness. Very sweet... a little too sweet, but not overboard enough to make it unpleasant.. Medium body.