slowrunner77 (12040) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
tap @Drakes: a little overly sweet, but balanced with tartness and heavily roasted malts. This was smooth as hell, and a treat to get to try. beersucks (4) - USA - JAN 20, 2008 does not count
Overall great beer. Nice lucious creamy mouthfeel, with a smokey sweetness I enjoyed getting used to. Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2007
Sample courtesy of lunaticharness. Batch 1. Dark brown, light beige head. Huge aroma of chocolate and cherry, slight lacto. Flavor much the same, very vinous up front. Huge chocolate and roast through and through, slight sourness settimg in. Everything blends together quite nice. rb (15) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 21, 2007
brown, quite dry, chocolate like, medium bodied, not bad but I’ve had better kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2007
Source: Tasting, Noog II
clear brown, whispy cream head, tart woody aroma mixed with dark malts, nice chocolate flavor lost by huge tart cherry pit flavor, very dry
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 12/20
Dark brown pour. Smells of alcohol and vanilla with a little vinous quality. Flavor is red grapes, brown sugar and alcohol. Medium body with lots of alcohol warming. Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2007
Courtesy of lunaticharnessryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2007
Bottle: The aroma is moderately roasty with chocolate and strong alcohol and port notes. It pours a dark brown with faint orange hilights around the outer edges of the glass and a small beige head. The flavor has lots of sour cherry and vinous notes with a touch of chocolate and faint roastiness.
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2007 Sample courtesy of lunaticharness. Batch 1. Muddy, dark brown body with small tan head. The aroma is boozy, vanilla, chocolates, roast and vinous. The flavor is roast, port, cherry, cola, cocoa and alcohol. Medium/full body with soft carbonation and a tannic finish. ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - MAR 3, 2007
Bottle. 2002. Big thanks to aspidites for providing a beer I never thought I’d get to try!
Pours brown with a light tan head. Very busy aroma. Somewhat sour with port and tobacco notes. Oxidized but nice none-the-less.
Sour and somewhat acidic with cherry, port and brandy notes. VERY nice! GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - FEB 26, 2007
NorCal tasting Feb 07 - Gold wax bottle. This was just insanely tasty. Nose was a little soy (in a good way), chocolate, dark fruits, vanilla and lightly acidic. Appearance was dark brown in color with a light tan colored head. Mouthfeel was slick, oily and smooth. Flavors were acidic, sour, alcohol, chocolate, sweet malts and some nice port qualities. Just an outstanding beer. Too bad they are nearly impossible to find.