Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at 2011 RBWG. Pours near black with a tan head. The nose is molasses, dark fruits, oaky vanilla and raisins. The taste is dark fruits, caramel oaky wine, chocolate, light roast. Medium bodied. 4.0
Huhzubendah (2525) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler shared by 321Jeff. Thanks man!
The beer appears a deep dark brown shade, nearing blackness. A small mocha head rests on top, leaving nary a trace of its existence on the sides of the glass. The aroma brings chocolate, roast, wine (port), barrels. The flavor is rich and full, with a very prominent showing from the port barrels. Vanilla flavors emerge as the beer warms a bit. Alcohol presence is there throughout, but not overpowering. Overall, a tasty brew. I’m glad I got to try it and would definitely have it again.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 07-11-2011
Ughsmash (7135) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler. Poured deep brown with a short-lived, but rich dark tan head. The aroma was driven by rich, sweet Port wine, with burnt chocolates, figs, and vanilla beans deeper down.. small amounts of oxidation and peppery alcohol accented.. nice barrel presence, but the underlying beer didn’t seem to be that interesting. The flavor found slightly syrupy black patent, cocoa, and vanilla at the core.. black pepper, tangy oak, and rich vinous notes laced throughout.. dry finish with more Port over cocoa.. tasty stuff. Medium-bodied with low carbonation on the palate.. felt alright, but probably felt better when it was on tap 5 months ago. I’d gladly drink it again (which is good, because there’s about a L left in the fridge).
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@RBWG-growler-thanks to T0rin0–pours a brown head and black color with some sheeting. Aroma is dark fruit, rich dark malt-roasty. Taste is wood, ashy-dark malt.
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating number 20 of this brew. Dark and mildly viscous. Nose is oats and molasses and oak and wine and alcohol. Taste is same. Lots of it. Lots of chocolate coming out in the end.
AmEricanbrew (5840) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAY 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler@RBWG--thanks. Black color with brown foam. Deep roast malt, char, dry wood, chocolate aromas. Tasty dark roast malt, wood char, dark chocolate, vanilla flavors--
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler. Pours a black body with a tan head. Dark and vinous with port wine. Malty body roasted coffee tones, dark chocolate and coco notes. Dark fruit tones, black raisins and light licorice. Sweet and vinous with a modest warmth. Nice offering.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to a generous BA whose name I didn’t jot down for opening a growler of this at the Rosso release. Served in a SAVOR snifter.
Pours near black with a slight tan head that sits around for a bit before falling. The nose brings forward a nice amount of port plus some roast, oak, and a bit of chocolate. The flavor is a bit of a disappointment after the nose, and knowing how good the base beer is for this. The port mixes with chocolate, roast, and oak, but everything seems a bit muted and I wish something would take the lead. Body is medium with a good, full finish. Overall, quite nice, but not as good as their other BA stouts.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 04-20-2011
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler at the release of batch 3 Rosso down at Captain Lawrence. Pours a deep black with a thin tan head. Wood, sweet vinous port notes, roast and chocolate. Sweet and full of chocolate, smooth roast and light dry wood. Very smooth and full of cocoa. Sweet dark fruit notes on the finish. Very nice stuff.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
enjoyed during 2011 RBWG pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma is roast, thin smoke and lots of vinous fruityness. Flavor is roast and bitter cocoa with dark berry fruityness and vanilla. Interesting stuff.