joeneugs (6370) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brewpub. I didn’t know what to expect from this one, but after trying a small sample, I had to get a full pour. It pours a dark brown color with a brown head. The aroma is awesome with chocolate, vanilla, oak and hints of cherry. The flavor is the same with soft carbonation and a silky mouthfeel. The oak is beautifully integrated with lovely notes of vanilla, wood, chocolate and cherry. So smooth and balanced. This is a real hidden gem. Worth the trip from the East Bay.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a fizzy tan head. Sweet chocolate berry cherry vanilla and oak aroma and taste.