onceblind (8654) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On hand at Denver Summer Brew Fest 2012. Slightly hazy nutty brown with a small creamy light khaki head. Aroma of oak and peat and light raisins. Flavor is a nice explosion of character, with some dark sweet roasty grains, roasted caramel, oak, and boozy raisin. Nice, but not insanely good.
arminjewell (9553) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap at the Denver Summer Brew Fest, dark red pour with white head, aroma has notes of caramel, biscuit, some slight toffee, hints of spice, touch of oak and slight bourbon notes, slightly brash and some slight booze in there. Taste is similar, some oak, vanilla and bourbon notes, touch of caramel, toffee, sweet red fruits, hints of spice, finishing fairly sweet, slightly boozy.