DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at brewpub and on cask. Poured dark brownish black with tan head that laced well. Nose was black patent and choc malts, cacao. Tasted rich, smooth, with the roasty malt up front and some cacao and hops in the finish.
Capa (2727) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark with a creamy, off-white head. Aroma is light roasted malts, chocolate, earth. Medium body. Cocoa, roasted malts, chocolate, and light earthy hops. Easy going beer. If the abv were a couple points lower this would be an all night kinda beer.
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brew pub. Pours pitch black with a small white head. The aroma Is chocolates with some licorice. The taste is sweet coffee with anise.
JAXSON (550) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was stated to be some sort of hybrid of Storm King and Donnybrook. Pour is black with brown edges and a smaller fluffy head. Lots of coffee dust, unsweetened cocoa powder, with a light green hops finish. Dry, pleasant, and well done, but not something I’d order again as it’s not really my thing.