tmoreau (4164) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub bar, and dispensed viscously to a footed ale glass with a black/brown hue, modest, brownish tan head foam, and light spots & streaks of lacing. The aroma was big roast, coffee & cocoa, bourbon, sweetness, vanilla & caramel, and a touch of cask wood. The flavor was similar bold notes, medium hop bitterness, slight tartness, and alcohol warmth from the first sip, all in a full body. A potent, slow sipper! Ideal for winding down after a long shopping stint at the mall.