rbrazell (1576) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks stevencon! Black pour with a small khaki head. Woody aroma with bitter chocolate, hints of vanilla beans, sour raisins and alcohol. Slightly sweet chocolate entry fades to tannic wood, dark fruits, vanilla with hints of smokiness. Lighter bodied with mellow booze. Not great but nothing offensive.
stevencon (419) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thin black pour with khaki head that dissipates quickly. Chocolate and prune aroma. Light body. taste like a between a porter and brown ale with red wine notes. Not a fan of this beer. Just doesn’t meld together.
maxwelldeux (3466) - Everett, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a near-black color with a moderate light tan head on it. Nose is quite nice, with the same character of the non-aged version (roasting and dark fruits) coming through, in addition to some red wine notes, as expected. The wine mellows a lot of the fruit in a pleasant way. The taste becomes super dry and overly woody, and takes away a lot of the pleasantness of the original. OK, but not as good.
mar (4778) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a khaki head. Nose is fruit, wood, light chocolate, roasted malts, and winey. Smooth palate, wood, wine, roasted malts, easy finish.
queenholly (2827) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Earthy coffee, peat, slightly tart dark fruit, chocolate, and light oaky aroma. Deep chestnut with a small tan head. Slightly tart dark fruit, chocolate, coffee, and woody-ashy flavor. Medium body, moderate carbonation.
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - SEP 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a very good beer. It has a strong aroma of dark fruits and peat. The body is smooth and full with a long lasting aftertaste. The flavor is a mix of a sweet malt with slight bitterness, some grape, bread, cola, and dark cherry.
Lukaduke (2000) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a ruby umber color with a couple fingers of gaseous tan foam. The nose is vinous tootsie rolls, a touch of raisin and sweet dark fruit. The palate is thick and sticky with lots of caramel and toffee overwhelming the vinous berry notes and chocolate roasted undertones. A bit disjointed and sweeter than expected.
RickTStiles (696) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a lasting beige head. Aroma has notes of urine, red wine, wood and chocolate. Taste has notes of chocolate, red wine and bourbon. Finish is grapey and bitter. It just first quite work.
snoworsummer (1866) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Churchkey. Pours very dark brown with a thin beige head. Tastes like chocolate, licorice, caramel, sweet, bitter, tart. Light body and medium carbonation. Smells like chocolate, liquor, syrup, and waffles.
sonnycheeba (3303) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Churchkey. Pours dark brown with a ruby tint and creamy beige head. Aroma is roasted and cookie malts, red wine grapes, oak, and some faint floral notes. Flavor is dry, roast malts forward, dark fruit esters, some woody notes, and some faint ash; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.