Travlr (24640) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Draft at the source. Hazy maroon brown color, beige edge head. Aroma of vanilla, citrus, caramel. Taste is slightly sour vanilla, lemon, coffee. Tasty. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2012
On tap at GTMW. Poured cloudy deep brown with a spotty beige head. The aroma picked up sweet and fruity (grapes and similar) notes paired with a bit of vanilla.. came across as a sugar bomb. The flavor found a little more welcome roast, but it was still too sweet.. mostly berries and fruits with lesser nutty notes this time.. not a whole lot of barrel. Thin-bodied with low carbonation.. not a great feel to it.. this seemed to be missing something. b3shine (8864) - Indiana, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Draft to taster at the brewhouse. Looks good; a cloudy dark brown with off-white lacing. Smells good too; malt and cabernet. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. A damn good beer! MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Pouring at GTMW 2012.
Black pour, big brown thick head w/ nice lacing. Some sweet aromas although a bit light, I pick up some almost berry like elelments in it. Thin palate. Boring flavor, it’s a basic porter w/ some watery notes a hint of off sour fruit that suggests a mild infection and a dry wood in the finish. Not very good.