ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 17, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask at Novare Res.
Pours black somewhat transparent with a foamy head. Looks a lot like standard black, but when you put your nose to it, hang on. Aroma is sweet malt, hints of dark fruits like figs, and a good amount of ginger. Flavor is a lot of dark fruits, the initial bite is yummy Belgian chocolate, then the finish is dominated by ginger flavors. Pretty interesting modification of a nice beer to start.