DrnkMcDermott (3176) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Taster at RBY. Funny name for this entry, but I was assured that yes, the is a NON-Barrel Aged, non coffee or chili infused version, and someone already entered this beer in the RBDB, so here goes: Inky blackness, with a slight brown at the corners. Again, not barrel-aged, but I still have a nose full of brandy smell and vanilla. No harshness as with some big stouts. Taste is just right for the big beer palate: Creamy mouthfeel, like a the best bits of a porter, leaving out the roastiness. Still a pretty fizzy alcohol delivery system. And sumptuous. After writing these notes, I set aside my taster so I can finish the other samples first.