Ibrew2or3 (8913) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Growler poured up on tap at the Cajun Café stop of the rbwg2015 brewery bus tour where it exhibits a nice deep dark body that supports a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up chocolate, black licorice spiciness, candi sugar and then a thin layer of pine hops. The taste starts with malts, dark roasted malts that have a burnt malty edge and some pine hops. I like the play between the chocolate and piny woody resiny hops. Solid argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Draft. Medium beige head, cola-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some roast, tangerine/orange. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some roast, orange, light bittersweet chocolate. Medium body, some resin. GenDV138 (7900) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Draft at Olde Bay Cafe in Dunedin before the RBWG 2015 welcome event. Black with beige head. Aromas of roast, floral, pine, light cocoa. Tastes of roast, pine, floral, dark chocolate. Medium body with a dry finish. S_Side_Smitty (802) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma is citrus rind and mellow chocolaty malts. Taste is substantial roasted malts with the hoppy bitterness kicking in at the mid and going for a long easy bitter finish. While not super complex, very tasty. Travlr (26437) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Draft at Olde Bay in Dunedin. Black, thick brown head. Roasted pine cone and coffee aroma. Taste is silky coffee grounds. Tasty.