dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes, had at Monkey Paw during SDBW. Pours dark black with next to no head. Nose is grapes, cherries, vinegar, hints of chocolate and sweet red wine. Taste is sweet and bitter in waves with minimal tartness giving over to a more bitter aftertaste. Very complex. Mouthfeel is soft and coats well, heavy body and a long finish. Nice.
brokensail (16342) - Dublin, California, USA - NOV 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black in color with a small khaki head. Nose has a bit of a balsamic vinegar note. Some dark fruit, a bit of oak, vanilla, hints of chocolate, and roasted malt. Tastes mostly of balsamic vinegar, wood, and roasted malt. A touch watery, some chocolate, vanilla, and mild toffee sweetness. Really strange. This had to be accidental.