Tmoney99 (14287) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample at FS. Poured a clear dark ruby brown color with an average frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt and hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Solid toasted sweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good complex brew.
Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at The Filling Station, Traverse City. Deep red-brown body, thin cream/tan head. Lots of cocoa in the nose, sweet and toasty. Dry, cocoa body, similar to the stout but maybe a tad lighter (I sampled two pours and both were the same).