aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 14, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Roasted malts with some Caramel and toffee hints. Ovely carbonated fizzes on the palate. Some malt astringency at mid palate. Odd dirty mouthfeel. Astringent finish.
bb (8971) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 10, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown color with a big-off-white head that has some staying power. Roasty aroma. Big roasted malt flavors. Relatively smooth, but a little too much carbonation. There’s a slight sourness and while the roasted malt dominates, there is an underlying bitterness to it.