kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: November 25, 2012
Appearance: black, creamy tan head, solid lace, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: roasted aroma, dark and sweet milk chocolate, touch of oak
Flavor: rich dark chocolate flavor, heavy roast enhanced by the agressive oak, long bitter finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
ChainGangGuy (4231) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Specifically, Hungarian oak aged. Makes all the different, friends.
Appearance: Very dark brown body with a micro-coating of medium beige-hued suds.
Smell: A modest, somewhat muddled nose of basic roastiness, dark chocolate, a pinch of ash, light caramel with a low, mild oakiness.
Taste: Roasted malt, chocolate tones with a low, light touch of caramel. Medium-low sweetness throughout. Slight dark fruitiness, but also some citrus, floral qualities from the hops (and medium hop bitterness). The Hungarian oak aging, unlike most Hungarians, is surprisingly subtle. After some warmth, after a little time, a taste of honey graham crackers develops in the flavor as well as in the aroma. Drying, bitterish finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-low carbonation.
Overall: Itís good enough.