csaso (2214) - Missouri, USA - JAN 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap - fair size thick head, dark brown/black color, sweet malt flavor, flavor that starts out sweet, goes to roasty, finishes dry
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Normal location. Pours black from a stout tap, though seems to pour like CO2. Fizzy brown head that persists down the glass. Nose is strongly roasty tending into a smokey realm overall. Some burnt sugar notes as well. on taste, pretty soft on the palate, a touch charred and then a vanilla note. Really dry and quite bitter. There is also some cocoa and molasses. Perhaps a lighter hand on the roast could round this one out?