AxlLives (284) - Maryland, USA - SEP 26, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
9 oz draft - pours dark black, opaque with faint brown highlights. Small tan white head, mostly diminishing. Aromas of cocoa, rich malt, chocolate, coffee and smoke. Rich, full medium body with bit of a hoppy burn on the finish. Plums, dates, slight raisin note on the end. A treat.
jredmond (4846) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft with Linh at pony bar. Pours A deep brownish amber body with thin brown lacing. Aroma is pepper, spice and sweet fruit. Mouthfeel is full and creamy with notes of chocolate, spice, creamy buttery nuts, cinnamon and light pepper.
jbruner (1882) - Athens, Georgia, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2012 Draft at Proof. Pours a murky reddish-brown on tap with thin tan head and good lacing. Aroma and taste are intetesting, spicy, roasty, malty, sweetness, bitter. All kinds of intetesting, with a bit of an alcoholic bite. Good stuff.
NikkTwist (1335) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2012 Draft at Moriartys. Very, very dark red brown with a slim silky head that disappeared almost entirely. Big chocolate cinnamon bomb. Dark malt flavors, though no particular fruit notes. Warms to some chewy caramel. Nutella. Tootsie Roll. Spicy bite lingers. Nice.
Nuffield (3612) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow--this is exciting beer. The chocolate dimension is especially strong, even more so when you look at this beer (it isnít opaque) and wonder how they got so much chocolate into a beer that doesnít look like an imperial stout. The chili is subtle--no burn, reasonably handled. Fun and good. (bottle at Ale Jail beer festival, September 2012)
steelers (35) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Always excited to try a limited edition beer. Who isnít? Putting your nose in the glass you can smell toast (lightly burnt), vanilla, cinnamon, pecans, and green chilies. The first sip was a surprise; I could taste cinnamon, pecans, and green chilies, with a dark chocolate aftertaste. . This brew is defiantly a complex blend of traditional southwest flavors bottled with Northwest influence. I would strongly suggest you try this beer. If you donít your loss. I bought a 22 oz bottle, comes very well packaged. Classy.
Strilo (63) - Oregon, USA - SEP 11, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is rich and complex, with notes of chocolate, spice and a richness that is well countered by the high ABV. This beer requires some good tasting and thought to break down its complex flavor.
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