puzzl (3264) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2010 Tap at Spuyten Duyvil. Creamy black pour. Weird, muddled mix of aromas, I guess the spice mix is there but the pieces are tough to pick out. Some clove, wheat, peanut brittle. Limp flavor profile, peanut, dirt. A bit chemically in the finish. Not great. Not much personality or definition of flavors. Could use less spicing. PilsnerPeter (3050) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2010
Tap at Spuyten: Pours a deep opaque brown topped by a tan ring of head. Toasted dark crystal malt aroma. Mild unsweetened cocoa and toasted clove spices. Mild carbonation with a light body. Nice and dry with a deep toasted note. A touch of cocoa and rum like spiciness without the sweetness. A touch of clove and toasted dry dark malt tannin residuals. Not bad. boamr (310) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2010
On tap at the Liberty. Pours a dark brown with a nice head to it .Has the smell of dark fruit, malt, and yeast. Taste is about the same but the dark fruit maybe fig, comes through as it warms up. EricE (1372) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2010
Draft at Churchkey. Dark brown, almost black pour with good lacing and lots of bubbles. Light tan head sits on top. Subtle, but complex aroma. Dark roast with some coffee and toffee. Light berries and fruit and lots of spice. Very easy drinking despite the ABV. Spicy, floral flavor. Lots of roast with a cotton candy and bubble gum notes. Hides the alcohol very well. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2010
Draft. Meduim beige head atop cola brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, cherry/cherry pit/raisin, some sourness, juniper, light wood, wheat/cream, hibiscus, smoke. Taste is moderately sweet, creamy, raisin, some chocolate, wheat, light smoke. Medium body, some creaminess, low carbonation.
TomDecapolis (4636) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Tap at Capones during PBW10. Pours a dark brown with amber notes and a medium creamy off white head. Aroma of toffee, toasted malt and various herbal spices. Flavor of the same. Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Tap at Hawthornes. Pours a nice ashy deep dark woody brown nearing to black with a nice fluffy lasting off beige head- good lace. Aroma is good clean phenolic yeast, slight ashy but nice airy phenolics, and spices, light flowery herbs- slight dark chocolate lots of earthy, yeast, spice, seafoam, shells and mineral character with some nutty chocolate. Flavor is earthy, leather, light spice, airy yeasty phenolics, dirt, nutty porter-like but lighter and easier drinking, wet beach sand, very light on the fruity esters which makes it nice and seem cleaner and easier to drink- mineral, pitty and slight woody cedar and berry finish- clean and crisp in the end and very easy to drink. Weizenbock?? Not even close, but it was still a great beer whatever style it is. Most of the spices and herbs are hardly noticed and not overpowering at all which is probably a good thing. Belgian Dark wheat ale maybe? or just spice herb vegetable I guess. hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2010
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a deeper brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas and tastes of roast, some earthiness, bready, spices, and dark fruits. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2010
Draught at TJ’s: Aroma of roasted malt, slight chocolate, slight raisin, and a hint of figs. Poured deep amber/brown in color with a small, creamy, dense, tan/brown head that diminished but lasted throughout. Hazy. Slightly sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet. Tastes of chocolate, wheat, slight wood, and roasted malt. Medium body. Slightly chalky, dry texture. Average carbonation. Chocolate and roasted malt finish is lightly sweet and dry. 8%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
pilgrimoutlaw (888) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2010
On tap at Capone’s. Dark clear ale with tan head. Interested mix of flavors including the raisins. Fairly spicy with a bit of bitterness. Moderately sweet and fairly light bodied.