MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUL 31, 2013
On tap half pint at Gilly's Beer & Fine Wine in Rockville, MD.
Opaque, very dark mahogany with a fine, khaki head and very good lacing.
Aroma of bread yeast, tart dark fruit, sour chocolate and toasted sourdough bread. The aroma is fairly mild and seems thin, if that makes any sense.
Taste of sweet and sour black currents, dark toasted malt, chocolate, toasted sourdough bread and dark fruit.
Medium/light body and medium/high carbonation with a thin, unsatisfying mouthfeel.
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Draft from brewery/taproom. Dark ruby hued mahogany with a deep beige head. Nose shows caramel, cocoa, dark fruit notes (plums, currants) and Belgian yeast. Taste is tart currants, cocoa, dark bread, toasted malt, strong yeast and soft earthy notes. Cocoa, tart currants, tart berries, toasted grains, yeast and light earthiness. GandGKevin (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Sour currant aromas. Light sour currant flavors. Overall not too bad but could be more sour. bytemesis (9327) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Tap. Pours clear brown to hazel, shall beige head, decent lacing. Aroma is spiced, fruity, cinnamon, toffee, yeast. Flavor is quite spicy, ginger, medium sweet, minimal bitterness, fruit, toffee. Medium body. Interesting, but a bit o er spiced. jackl (8447) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Tap @ Churchkey. The pour’s deep brown with a small head. The nose is lactose, coca cola, some mild buggy yeasty funk. A bit of brown toast and cream. The taste is roasted malts. Mildly tart vinous notes. Red grape and cherry. Smooth cocoa. Light body, fine carbonation. Overall, pretty flavorful, nice.
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Draft at CK thanks travlr! Deep cherry cola color, small head. Nosr brings nice cassis, light earthy tartness. Palate a bit thin. Fine, but not particularly intriguing. Travlr (26198) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Draft at Churchkey. Maroon color, clear, tan edge head. Aroma of dark berries, cherries, grapes. Taste is softly sour currant, sourdough brown bread. jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Draft at Jerry’s. Dark mahogany with decent, creamy, tan head, good lacing / Mellow nose of dark fruit, berry, smoke, chocolate / Medium to full body, lightly sweet & sour, steely but somewhat lush, with excellent balance and lightly bitter finish / Flavors of sour black current, dark cherry, smoke, jerky, grass, chocolate / A superb sour. TheBeerGod (6261) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle - 750mL crowned. Dark ruby hued mahogany pours. Short tan head. Aroma is dark malt, cocoa, dark fruit notes and yeast. Taste is tart currants, cocoa, dark bread, toasted malt, strong yeast and soft earthy notes. Body is medium with a strong, prickly carbonation. Ends with more cocoa, tart currants, tart berries, toasted dark bread, toasted malt, grains, yeast and light earthiness. RobertDale (6888) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 14, 2013
750 ml. bottle. Pours a cloudy dark brown with a smallish biege head. Aroma of fruit, caramel, and chocolate. Taste is dark fruit, caramel, chocolate, roasted malt, and yeast. A bit different, but very good.