Chalumeaux (1430) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 4, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from bottle thanks Brian ruby brown color with a nice thin tan head. Aromas of toffee bread and scotch. Taste is dark fruit caramel and dough.
AirForceHops (6959) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 4, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle spilt by Brian, thanks Willrun. Bottle date of 12/16/2015. Deep ruby / brown color, thin head in a snifter. Aroma shows light scotch traces, mild chocolate, English yeast and a very mellow alcohol.
The flavor shows the very mild traces of dark fruit. Caramel mixed with chocolate. Smashed, milled grains. Mouthfeel has a low carbonation level with a light smoothness across the tongue. Decent
WillRunForBeer (2579) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 4, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Pours dark brown with a light beige head. Aroma is banana, cloves, fruity esters. Flavor is brown bread, butter toffee, mild roast, fruity esters, a touch of clove. Better than the bourbon barrel version.
williamstome (1813) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour, small off white head. Great aroma of dark chocolate, cacao and roast. Flavor of big chocolate, with notes of vanilla, oak and caramel. Nice full body.
thornecb (5816) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep mahogany into an English pint. Tan head with good retention recedes to coat surface. Sour caramel and fig aromas. Soft with caramel covered pit fruit, fig and date upfront turning to dough and mildy bitter earth in the lasting finish.
radarsock (1184) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Purchased at the source. $8.00 for the half-growler refill. This wasn’t a draft offering. 500mL bottles and 32 oz. growlers were the only way in which it could be readily consumed.
The pour is a cognac-likened dried-tobacco-in-water, shiny rust medium brown (dark chestnut, really), displaying one of those breathtakingly frothy vanilla créme ringed heads you’re always eager to leave afloat for a while. 1 pinky in length, and had dissipated remarkably quick.
Aromas of roasted corn kernels, mint sprigs, cashews, spent grain, fermented London ale II yeast, caramel apples, burnt cotton, light Munich, and perhaps just the faintest of kisses from an oak smoking.
Tastes expectedly the same, though the wonderfully curious additions of graham cracker crumbs, sage, and pineapple skins (not tue fruit’s meat) experienced by mid-palate plainly caught me off guard.
The mouthfeel--can you say "Cola mixed with yogurt"?-- was deliriously smooth and staggeringly sublime. Goddamn.
Without a doubt, the best beer Riverwalk has ever brewed.