jcwattsrugger (12138) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@dmacs-growler-thanks to dmac–pours a dissipating light brown head and black color. Aroma is roasty/chocolate-dark malt, oak, some acidic hops. As it warms, vinuous. Taste is red wine/vinuous, oak, roasty-dark malt.
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark brown, thin tan head ring. Really heavy, really port influenced. Bit of dry malt in finish, stocky thin body. Bit hot and thin from port influence, but decent enough, could use more base beer.
cheap (5252) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2011 Had this at the RB Pgh tasting at lithy’s place 5/21/11. Big thanks to Dan beerman6686 for this growler. Pour isbig and black. Volatile aroma with a hint of vanilla olfactory. Alarmingly high alky first taste impressions, way to much for my girlie lager lovin taste buds. Comes across much more than the 8% listed here. Big thick dark alky bitter chocolate flavors. Some co2 but what exists is covered by the bold flavor profiles. Oily & mouth coating, reminds me of old shovelhead 60W. Borders on impy stout territory fer sure. Boldly on style. Thanks Dan for ruining my taste buds.