Braudog (5965) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 2, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
As I inch up on 5000 with some stellar beers ... here’s another beauty. Dark, brooding. The aroma is pure sexuality .. rich with dark fruit, and even a little bit smoke. This is an amazing drink, as well. Full-bodied, a bit ashy, but rife with rich, roiling flavors of chocolate, raisin, rye, coffee, and any other rich, dark flavor you can think of. Brilliant. (#4999, 5/2/2013)
Sledutah (5600) - Utah, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml c&c bottle from the brewery
Appearance: Pours dark brown with a big foamy tan head and lots of sticky lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts, dark bitter chocolate, bourbon and vanilla
Taste: Roasted malts, bourbon, vanilla with a bitter pine finish
Very nice and smooth.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with a thick creamy tan head. Sweet, earthy, and somewhat musty aroma of chocolate, vanilla, and cereal grain; the aroma becomes increasingly phenolic as it warms. Velvety medium bodied palate. Taste of sweet milk chocolate, vanilla, and cereal grain with some notes of plastic and a lightly bitter, slightly oaky finish. Disappointingly, I’m not getting any bourbon out of this one.
nimbleprop (5469) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at PPD a while back, pours a deep brown with some creamy, off white head. Nose has quite a bit of caramel and brown sugar, some vanilla, molasses, burnt toast, some dark fruit notes. Flavor has just the right amount of barrel, some char and light smoke, lots of crusty burnt toast, vanilla, caramel, some dark chocolate. Full bodied, but thankfully dry. Well made.
TheBeerGod (5454) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged. Black pour with a tall, dense, frothy brown head. Roasted malt, soft vanilla, hints of chocolate, burnt caramel, dark fruit notes and toasted grains in the nose. Taste is big chocolate, roasted malt, soft coffee, vanilla, caramel, toasted grains, soft booze and notes of dark fruit. Body is medium-full with a dense carbonation and mild stickiness. Soft warmth as well. Ends with more chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruit, light booze, vanilla, and light coffee. Tasty!
Strykzone (5331) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at esbls. Quite dark. A tan ring. A sweet toasty yeasty fruity nose. Nice flavor. Rich malts by the boatload. Cocoa. Coffee. Vanilla is light. Smooth feel.
kramer (5307) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours a clear very dark brown body with a small Duffy dark brown head that retained as a thin film. The nose is rich and roasty with some chocolate, coffee, and licorice. A light bit of alcohol, but pretty minimal. The flavor is sweet and licorice laced with a chocolaty finish and some light roast. A slight kick of alcohol on the finish, but the sweetness really mutes it. Medium bodied and slightly sticky from the residual sweetness, soft gentle carbonation. Pretty solid Baltic Porter. One of the better beers in the Crooked Line series.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5215) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the July 2014 3R6P gathering. +++ Sampled from a 750 ml brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a huge foamy dark tan head that lingered forever and left decent lacing. The aroma was cola, anise, vanilla, cocoa and red wine. The flavor was toasty malts, vanilla, wood, cocoa, anise, red wine and heather. Medium finish. Moderately full bodied and creamy. Solid.
JaBier (5160) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at the Uinta tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 2/7/13. Darkest brown in color with a thick tan head. Aroma of brownies, roast and oak. Malty, chocolatey and roasty flavor with a bit of sourness before a roasty finish.
onceblind (5149) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with a small foamy light tan head. Aroma has some bourbon notes with a bit of dark cocoa and a caramel notes. The flavor is rich and smooth with some sweet caramel flavors, dark cocoa, light oaked bourbon, some wood, and more caramel cocoa tones. Really tasty and big with caramel and chocolate bourbon notes.