brokensail (16347) - Dublin, California, USA - JUN 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown in color with a creamy, dense khaki head. A moderate hoppiness to the nose with strong roasted malt and coffee aromas. A hint of licorice and dark chocolate, maybe some molasses. The hop character is a bit herbal and piney. Quite a bit of roasted malt and coffee notes on the palate with a moderate bitterness. Herbal and pine hop flavors, a bit of citrus peel, and cocoa. Nice mouthfeel, too.
BMan1113VR (7921) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours with a very deep, opaque brown hued body with a large tan head that shows both good retention and very good lace. Aromas are of powdered chocolate, earthy, nutty, acorns, almonds. Medium hops, citrus, spicy, pine and grass. Clean fermentation character. Flavors are earthy, chocolate, acorn, nutty. Medium hops, dry and clean, low sulfur, walnut, almond, earthy malt with a light spice. Medium carbonation, medium to medium low bodied.