paytoplay (146) - , California, USA - JAN 31, 2009
Had low expectations for this beer. Was way better than I thought. Not sure why I felt this way but hey the beer was awesome. Awesome color, nice lacing / head. Balance with acidity coco coffee, not a long finish but very fun and enjoyable. Would go great with food. Glad to have tried this rare brew. 19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2008
Nice looking. Roasted malt backbone with nice belgian sugar notes and toffee. Light yeast notes and a toasty bready component. SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2008
Deep brown in color that left a thin head. The nose is mellow with scents of coffee, chocolate and hazelnut. In the mouth it is medium-bodied with great acid and balance of malt and hops. Not the mose complex but enjoyable. illidurit (2356) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 6, 2008
On tap at the brewpub for RR’s 4th anniversary.
Pours an opaque, dark brown color with a tan frothy head that reduces rather quickly. Aroma is toasty malt and coffee with a touch of fleshy fruit. Flavor is of those See’s coffee flavored candies with some roasty bitterness and smoke. Chewy and sticky. Really smooth and drinkable. hayduke (5752) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 28, 2008
At the Russian River Brewpub this pour was in a 13 oz tulip glass. Came with a nice 1/2 inch of very foamy tan head and left great lacing. Nose of dark malts, chocolate, and grassy hops. Very smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is of chocolate, coffee, fruit, and nuts. Smooth finish. This is one that makes you want to go back for a second, but I have to drive back to Eureka and want to save room for a Compunction. Another quality beer from Russian River.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2008
Opaque, very dark brown. Surprisingly white head, which seems to suggest patent. Also surprising is the incredibly faint aroma - simple coffee roastiness. Flavor is lightly stouty with a few plasticky notes. A light smattering of esters and fruitiness culiminate in a quite metallic finish and aftertaste with an unpleasant roast bitterness. This one doesn’t work too well, for me. goldbrew (99) - USA - MAR 23, 2008
Excellent roasty and bready dark belgian ale. On draft at RR. All the RR beer is really expertly blended and this is no exception. Aroma isn’t the selling point but the taste is very upstanding and gentle. Not a "bash you over the head" dark ale. Roasty flavors sing lightly and finish smoothly and softly. A dark beer with a gentle soul. Very enjoyable. BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2008
Darker brown with a mid sized off white head. Aroma is bready, roasty with a touch of bitter dark choclate. Flavour is thinner with some yeasty notes and very brown bready. Finishes short and simple with some earth. shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2008
Pours a nice brown color with a tan head. Aroma is malty, roasty, and toasty. Flavor is malty, chocolate, roast, and a bitter roast finish. wetherel (1905) - Cupertino, California, USA - MAR 5, 2008
Tasted at 2008 Woodshop hosted by cquiroga. Hand bottle. Kind of normal brown ale. Brown color. Low carbonation. Little hops.