BeerandBlues2 (12767) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Blind tasting. Pours dark brown (tawny) with a small, frothy light tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is lightly oxidized dried fruit with heavy red wine and vinous notes, spicy alcohol, caramel and cookie malt with light hops. Flavor is vinous red wine with dried fruit, sweet malt, light hops and bitterness, spicy alcohol and oak notes with a sweet finish. Full body, medium carbonation.