alexsdad06 (10486) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2016
Sampled during RBWG 2011 thanks to torino from backlog notes. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small tan head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, caramel, dark fruit, port, vinous notes, oak, light cocoa, molasses, some roast, fairly rich, enjoyable. Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Sampled at 2011 RBWG. Pours near black with a tan head. The nose is molasses, dark fruits, oaky vanilla and raisins. The taste is dark fruits, caramel oaky wine, chocolate, light roast. Medium bodied. 4.0 Huhzubendah (3710) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Growler shared by 321Jeff. Thanks man!
The beer appears a deep dark brown shade, nearing blackness. A small mocha head rests on top, leaving nary a trace of its existence on the sides of the glass. The aroma brings chocolate, roast, wine (port), barrels. The flavor is rich and full, with a very prominent showing from the port barrels. Vanilla flavors emerge as the beer warms a bit. Alcohol presence is there throughout, but not overpowering. Overall, a tasty brew. I’m glad I got to try it and would definitely have it again.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 07-11-2011 Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Growler. Poured deep brown with a short-lived, but rich dark tan head. The aroma was driven by rich, sweet Port wine, with burnt chocolates, figs, and vanilla beans deeper down.. small amounts of oxidation and peppery alcohol accented.. nice barrel presence, but the underlying beer didn’t seem to be that interesting. The flavor found slightly syrupy black patent, cocoa, and vanilla at the core.. black pepper, tangy oak, and rich vinous notes laced throughout.. dry finish with more Port over cocoa.. tasty stuff. Medium-bodied with low carbonation on the palate.. felt alright, but probably felt better when it was on tap 5 months ago. I’d gladly drink it again (which is good, because there’s about a L left in the fridge). jcwattsrugger (12471) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2011
@RBWG-growler-thanks to T0rin0–pours a brown head and black color with some sheeting. Aroma is dark fruit, rich dark malt-roasty. Taste is wood, ashy-dark malt.
Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 13, 2011
Rating number 20 of this brew. Dark and mildly viscous. Nose is oats and molasses and oak and wine and alcohol. Taste is same. Lots of it. Lots of chocolate coming out in the end. AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAY 11, 2011
[email protected]Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2011
--thanks. Black color with brown foam. Deep roast malt, char, dry wood, chocolate aromas. Tasty dark roast malt, wood char, dark chocolate, vanilla flavors--
Growler. Pours a black body with a tan head. Dark and vinous with port wine. Malty body roasted coffee tones, dark chocolate and coco notes. Dark fruit tones, black raisins and light licorice. Sweet and vinous with a modest warmth. Nice offering. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2011
Thanks to a generous BA whose name I didn’t jot down for opening a growler of this at the Rosso release. Served in a SAVOR snifter.
Pours near black with a slight tan head that sits around for a bit before falling. The nose brings forward a nice amount of port plus some roast, oak, and a bit of chocolate. The flavor is a bit of a disappointment after the nose, and knowing how good the base beer is for this. The port mixes with chocolate, roast, and oak, but everything seems a bit muted and I wish something would take the lead. Body is medium with a good, full finish. Overall, quite nice, but not as good as their other BA stouts.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 04-20-2011 j12601 (12700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 18, 2011
Growler at the release of batch 3 Rosso down at Captain Lawrence. Pours a deep black with a thin tan head. Wood, sweet vinous port notes, roast and chocolate. Sweet and full of chocolate, smooth roast and light dry wood. Very smooth and full of cocoa. Sweet dark fruit notes on the finish. Very nice stuff.