ThirstyBird (2997) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2013
catching up with an old rating from 2010. From a growler thanks jedwards! Appears super dark cola color with a nice tan head than falls to a blanket. Smell is citrus, chocolate and dark malt. The taste is slightly sweet up front, lightly bitter in the middle with a subtle dryness on the aftertaste. Medium body with elegant, smooth fine carbonation. Leighton (22306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2016
Growler from the brewery. Pours deep brown with a hefty, frothy mocha head. Great snout, with some burnt pine, cocoa and lightly charred brown bread. Medium sweet flavor with notes of silky chocolate, moderate burnt earth, pine, floral hops, orange rind and a little grapefruit. Medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Finishes with burnt sugars, more toast, bittersweet baking cocoa, burnt brown bread, light resinous pine, more floral notes, grassy and rindy citrus bitterness. An excellent CDA from top to bottom. yespr (47545) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2011
From tap at the brewery. Pours dark brown with a creamy, dense and tan head. Aroma is solid hoppy with a dark roasted malt in addition. Bone dry, breadish and dark roasted malty. Bitter and citrusy finish. Lingering hoppy and dry finish. Nice. VTHopHead (1513) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - MAR 27, 2011
On tap at the Blackback Pub & Fly Shop - Pours a quite dark brown/black in color with a hefty tan head. Aroma is quite hoppy... both pine and some citrus. Flavor was medium bitter and hoppy with a hefty dose of the rye’s spiciness filling in the middle. Finish is lingering and quite bitter. tgncc (3145) - Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 11, 2011
UPDATED: APR 12, 2011 Tap @ RnH. The aroma is roasty, chocolate, citrus. The flavor is roasty, chocolate. The appearance is deep brown, tan head. The finish is pine, citrus, light roast. Medium/slightly thick in body, creamy. Very good. Almost like a stout with extra hops.
blipp (9691) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 11, 2011
Draft. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Roasted malty aroma with piney hops. The flavor has hard roasted malts, sweet resinous piney hops, and light spicy rye notes. Really good. Reynolds314 (3477) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 30, 2011
This one is better then James. A total hop bomb with a background of rye and chocolate. FInish is very bitter but still quite tasty. Slipstream (2702) - USA - JAN 16, 2012
On tap at Capone’s. Black pour with a persistent little head. Aroma of roast malt and hops. Unlike other Fosters I have come across, this one is full flavored, with lots of hops and toasted grains. It is hard to believe this is a wheat ale. It is spicy, citrusy, with perfume-like aromas that come thru as it warms. Really good. nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - FEB 8, 2012
Pour from a growler. Black beer with a tan head. Aromas of pine, grass and dark chocolate. Medium in body on your palate. Roasted malt, earthy,grassy and bitter hops. Hard to decipher any wheat quality. Great flavor retention and the finish is clean and dry. Really good. GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 31, 2013
750mL flip-top growler big thanks to yourefragile! Dark sepia pour, clearish. Thick mocha head erupts. Sheen, rocky retention. Big swathes of lace. Nose is soft, peaty, some spicy melon like chili powder rubbed pomelo (Thai snack),chocolate milkshake. Taste is light bodied like a 5% oatmeal stout, bitter, roasty, coffee heavy, some light soil and earthiness. Palate is lighter, bitter, easy to drink than expected. As it warms, it really gains some silkiness, mild alcohol warming, fudge, ganache. Palate really improves density at warm temperatures. Really nice improvement. Goes from a 3.7 to a 3.9 for me. Delicious but delicate, could easily be under appreciated if you don’t let it warm up and see how it evolves. I really liked it, especially how it is sessionable at 6.5%. Well done.