Blairgus (4097) - California, USA - MAY 3, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
3 may 2013, tap at the Bruery. Molasses black. Nose is amazing! Fruitcake, walnuts, cinnamon, nutmeg. Med/full body, syrupy, faintly fizzy. Tastes of the best fruitcake in the world, nuts, cinnamon, golden syrup, alcohol. This is the best beer I’ve ever had! I can’t believe this is a summer release and not a Christmas release.
brokensail (15728) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Flat black pour with no head. Rich cinnamon, lots of dark fruit, bourbon, vanilla, and some light chile pepper. Slight earthiness, a hint of coffee, oak, roast, and chocolate. The flavor is much sweeter than expected. Huge vanilla, alcohol, bourbon, and chocolate flavors. Dark fruit, nice cinnamon, and a touch of earth and spice from the peppers. Quite nice.