phaleslu (10545) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Half growler shared by alexsdad06 at the Aloft post-Grand Tasting bottled fart share. Thanks, Brad, but once again - stop aging Jackie-O’s growlers! Pours a deep brown with a beige ring for a head. Notes of olives, raspberries, vanilla, chocolate, oak, cola, and leather. Medium-bodied, with a tart, earthy, briny mouthfeel and low carbonation. I need to try it fresh because I suspect it’s better than this. GT (10002) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 25, 2014
[ Bottle ][ RBWG Afterparty3 ][ 22oz ][ Globe ][ Free ][ 2/8/14 ]deyholla (12021) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2014
>> Pours clear deep ruby, fizzing out foam. Nose is blueberry, phenols, blackberry, jam. Taste is clean blackberry, lemon citric, wood, sharp and tangy. Palate is citric, woody, bright, quite sour. Quite nice, almost sour stout.
Bottle at RBWG, thanks! Pours near black with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has dark grains, roasted malts and a bit of light tart raspberries. Flavor has bitter dark grains and roasted malts with tart raspberries that grow through the finish. jtclockwork (17069) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Growler shared by alexsdad06 at the last late night RBWG room tasting at Aloft. My last "rate" from RBWG though I still have a few hundred backlog from the weekend to enter. Pours black with brown head. Nose and taste of raspberry, vanilla bean, chocolate, red wine and light acidity. Medium body. Leighton (22019) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Growler shared late night RBWG. Pours deep brown with a creamy beige head. The nose has tart and leathery fruits, cherries. Light sweet flavor, lots of char, aged leather, moderate tang. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Good tart and leathery fruits to finish.
BeerandBlues2 (13695) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is merlot, oak, chocolate and cookie malt grapes and plums. Flavor is dark malt dominant, merlot, oak, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation. blomster (289) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2014
Hanbottle/ growler thanks to alexsdad06. Pours reddish brown, woody, slightly sour aroma. Nice sourness on the palate. Pretty good. drsordr (2794) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Flip top sample dark brown. Nose sour with raspberry. Taste sour followed raspberry fruit. Mid palate malt. Finish with sour and mild fruit. BelgianBeerGal (4134) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Draft at a bottle release. This reminded me of drinking Craftsman Honesty at Toronado SD. Not that it helps you learn about this beer but that’s what I wanted to remember about it. alexsdad06 (10636) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2012
Draft. Pours a clear reddish brown color with a small off white head. The aroma has a light funk, moderate amounts of tart raspberries, vinous notes from the cab barrel, a splash of vanilla and hints of the roast from the base beer. The flavor has the slightest trace of roasted malts, ample raspberries, vinous cab notes, some funk. I thought the finish was on the soft side. Interesting beer.