gorditoabd (636) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 8, 2012 brokensail (16609) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 1, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Mahogany pour with an off-white head. The nose starts off alright with notes of caramel and maple syrup. Unfortunately, a lot of booze, green apple, and cardboard. The flavor is good for about half a second. Opens with maple and caramel before tasting like cardboard, booze, green apple, and sawdust. Really bitter, boozy, and tons of celery on the finish.
On tap at the brewery. Pools ruby brown hue, minimal foam, nice look to it in the mason jars that pass for glasses at this place. Aroma is smooth bitter hops and sweet cinnamon malt. Strong offering. Like Arrogant Bastard without all the "over the topness". Middling mouthfeel, clean finish. I could have drank a lot of them.