douglas88 (5787) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber shared by Craigers- thanks man! Pours a lovely jet black color with a medium thick brown head. The nose is full of super sweet buttered pop corn- diacetal I guess. The flavor is a rich roast, coffee, sweet, very sweet with the buttery notes never far off. There is lots of Black Albert and Brunch in here along with more dark fruit but unfortunately the super sweet butter comes in massive. Still OK.
Sledutah (4276) - Utah, USA - FEB 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle from SS 2011, thank Kyle
Appearance: Black with a medium sized tan head and good lacing
Aroma: Dark roasted malts, buttery and chocolate
Taste: Roasted malts, roasted coffee, vanilla and buttery
Nice but didn’t seem right. It was still enjoyable, nothing offensive.
Gription79 (2227) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle. This beer is loaded with dyacital. Chocolaty, roasted malts, caramel, buttered popcorn. Had high hops for this one, a little let down.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4763) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2012 From the 2/2012 3R6P tasting. +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured thick and black with a small tan head that left no lacing. The aroma was sweetish vanilla, malty and a touches of cocoa and hickory. The flavor was sweet and malty with a light bitter roasty undertone and touches of vanilla, coffee, cocoa and a hint of wood. The finish was long, roasty and malty with lingering vanilla and wood. Fairly full bodied. Interesting but I was hoping for more.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Huge thanks to jale for this bottle. Served in a FFF Anniversary pint glass.
Pours nearly black with a nice tan head. Good retention and lacing. The nose is fairly sweet with plenty of dark fruits. Some chocolate and roast behind. Not as complex or integrated as I would expect. Flavor is pretty similar. Quite sweet. Medium body and chewy. Some booze. Not terribly impressed -- from breweries of this caliber, I expected a lot more.
Cirrhosis (1192) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBAG 2012 - Beer is black….shocking I Know!! Aroma is relatively mild for the style but still has a high degree of yum yum. Deep milk chocolate, some socks, sweetness from fruit, huge roast malt. Very surprised coffee from the Beer Geek Breakfast isn’t showing up. Taste is awesome, smooth chocolate, hints of ash and smoke. Beer has a medium bitter finish. Mild vanilla showing up now…..coffee turning up now the longer I drink. Great beer THANKS SAVVY!!!
Tmoney99 (10399) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a clear dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted chocolate, caramel and alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy sweet roasted malt flavor with a medium to heavy sweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a very good beer but not better than some of the parts.
Damico (2452) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark black chestnut with a tan head. The aroma is sweet chocolatey roasted malts and vanilla notes. The flavor is sweet roasted malts with a bit of a creamy body and some light sweet booze to end smoothly.
TwoSipDip (8880) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Armin’s house, courtesy of bushmat1. Is Matt the coolest dude on Earth? No, Sean Connery is BUT Matt is a close second. For coolest female, I gotta go with Elizabeth Shue. Anyways, Baller pours a black appearance with a dark brown head. Very rich, a touch fruity, thick caramel, toasty toffee, dessert nutty aroma with a touch of booze. Tingly, rich dark chocolate, caramel, mild coffee, big toffee, rich malty flavor with a sweet chocolate/caramel, somewhat bitter finish. Fuck yeah! Thanks again Matt!
gramity (1301) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 27, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
RBAG 2012. Thank you Savvy - your generous offering at this gathering will not be soon forgotten. Pour is jet black with a sizeable tan head. Strong notes of ripe, dark fruits, fresh espresso, grassy hops and dark chocolate are melded extremely well in the nose. Palate starts off fairly well carbonated and extends to a silky finish...absolutely no cloying sweetness to note, the blend was done extremely well IMO. Notes of espresso, raisins, blackberry, dark chocolate with a wonderful grassy hop mid-palate and finish. Everything blends perfectly