VertBaconStrips (2392) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - JUN 18, 2011 Ferris (16106) - Burnaby, British Columbia, - FEB 8, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft - Desert like sweetness almost like McDonalds strawberry sundae topping. Almost opaque mahogany with a rich brown head. Thankfully tastes nothing like it smells. I still get candied syrup, but more of a molasses. Burnt sugar and dark fruits, especially prunes. Not what I expect at all. Much too sweet which masks all the alcohol which does appear lightly in the finnish. Maybe more conditioning would have rounded out.
On tap in Feb 2011. Deep brownish red with some spotty slippery lacing. Smooth and sweet rich malts aroma, red apples with slight sweet spice, caramel dipped apple, toffee. No real hints alcohol in the taste which is cool. Some peppery spice and a touch of burn, caramel, brown sugar, not that complex but good.