argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle. Medium beige head atop clear red-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, vinous, light chocolate, roast. Taste is moderately sweet, vinous, light chocolate, ash/roast. Medium-full body, some stickiness.
Travlr (9819) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pretty much black, although it’s a bit dark in here, so it’s hard to tell. Tan head, that much I can see well enough. Aroma of cocoa powder, vanilla, latte macchiato. Taste is very roasty, with slightly sour coffee. Decent enough.
Tmoney99 (9588) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a clear dark reddish brown color with an average brown frothy head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toast chocolate malt, tannic wood and small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a thick dry smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet chocolate flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. A smooth complex brew.
Ratman197 (8471) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle courtesy of BeerandBlues2 (thanks Brad) poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, red wine, oak, vanilla and light cocoa. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, cocoa, red wine, light oak and light vanilla with a smooth lingering cocoa finish.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml, caged and corked bottle. Poured a brown color, with a reddish tint and an off white head. Aromas of chocolate, red wine, and dark fruits. Tastes of vanilla, red wine, dark fruits, chocolate, and some wood.
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown pour, tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, tannins, chocolate and an odd almost woody/vegetal note. Flavor is lightly tart, cocoa, prunes, something tart, tannins, oak. Just ok.
adnielsen (7562) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Stephen’s place. Thanks Armin! Pours a reddish orange/brown appearance with a light brown head. A touch tangy, caramel/chocolate, moderately fruity, oaky, slightly vinous aroma. Chocolate, tangy dark fruity, plum, raisin, caramel, a bit tangy flavor. Interesting.
DocLock (7198) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Capone’s. Pours dark blackish brown with ruby edges. Nose is roasty dark malt, cacao, some tartness. Tastes or roasty dark malt, with mild acidic tartness and a medium mouthfeel. Late woody notes emerge.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle from Beer Run. Pours a clear dark red color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of wine, wood and a faint roasty note. The taste is chocolate, wine, wood, mild roast. Medium bodied, well balanced. The barrel aging over dominates the aroma, but the taste is sublime.
GT2 (6980) - Riverside, California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL thanks to noodleuser. Pours a clear, deep brilliant ruby. Medium coffee head. Nose is butter, oak, sweet cream, milk chocolate, nice red wine barrel/peper/spicy wood. Taste is tangy, oaky, brown sugar, mild red wine barrel, pepper. Very clean, well integrated. Palate is spicy, denser, some ginger spice. Dry, clean, actually refreshing. No off character. Works very well.