GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 5, 2009 couchand (182) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 25, 2009
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It is a cloudy deep dark brown with some tan head. The aroma is lightly sweet and strongly fruity of raspberries and mango, with just a bit of banana. The flavor is strongly alcoholic: somewhat sharp, almost medicinal berries. There is a bit of lingering bitterness and a thick, cloying sensation.
Draft at Millstream Beer & Chocolate tasting event. Poured an opaque dark brown color, nearly black. The head was ample and had a lovey orange-brown hue. Smelled of subdued clove, fig, and a bit of cereal grain. Full bodied and delicately sweet with a warming alcohol effect. Carbonation was on the the lower end of the spectrum. The flavor profile included the likes of fig, plum, clove, and molasses. Nice beer.