j12601 (10089) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at DeCicco’s in Brewster. Pours a deep cola tinged black with a thin white head. Big sweet fruit and wood on the nose, softly vinous. Caramel. Medium bodied, big and warm right away, boozy with caramel, wood, vanilla, red wine tannins. Some soft smoke notes, a bit of chocolate and cocoa. Soft of a disjointed hot mess, but it somehow works. Everything flails in different directions but it ends up rather tasty anyway. It’s like a little kid making an ice cream sundae. Way too many things going on, but it’s still okay in small doses and you have to admire the enthusiasm. Picks up some oregano maybe? Odd herbal note, more wood, wine, chocolate. Slow boozy finish, plums and caramel.
merc7186 (3094) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Milk Chocolate, Mild Red Wine, Mild Burnt Coffee
Appearance: Dark Brown Hue, Passes Minimal Light, Extremely Thin Off White Head Ring, No Lacing
Taste: Red Wine, Dark Chocolate, Mildly Burnt Coffee
Mouthfeel: Mediocre Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying
bytemesis (7955) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 19, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Pours pretty opaque black, tiny brown head, some lacing. Aroma is oak, vinous, almost bourbon, dark sugars, dried fruits. Flavor is quite sweet, chocolate, brown sugar, date, raisin, cherry, light finishing bitterness. Pretty flat, medium body, creamy, some ABV burn, but not much.
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Blue monk. Mahogany Brown pour with a bubbly khaki head. Nose is oak and raisin and malt. Taste is huge malt up front, raisin and Fig, oak, red wine dry finish with some hop bitterness. Really smooth. Outstanding.
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo NY. flat black pour, zero head. medium bodied, red wine aroma, dark fruits, plums. Flavors of tropical fruits, toasted coconut, red wine. little evidence of base stout here, interesting