Dickinsonbeer (5074) - 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. TomDecapolis (4618) - 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. Travlr (25876) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2010
Cask. Hazy golden color, small white head. Aroma of malt and hay. Taste is slightly sour, slightly acidic, with some vanilla, cherry. Interesting. blipp (9598) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 30, 2010
Draft. Brown with a beige head. Spicy flowery aroma with dark chocolate malts, dark fruits, earthy notes, and a hint of smoke. The flavor is very clean. There’s a lot going on, but it’s well integrated and no one flavor dominates. Earthy, a touch of fruity sweetness, general spiciness, flowers, and chocolate malts. I don’t know what the hell this was but I know that it was delicious. egajdzis (6709) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2010
[Draft @ Grace Tavern] Hazy brown color with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of banana, nuts, wheat, caramel, spices, and light alcohol. Taste of caramel, nuts, clove, juniper, banana, and a dry, slightly alcoholic finish.
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. ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 2, 2011
Chocolate, roast and dark fruits in the aroma with just a touch of yeast. The flavor is lightly sweet, with a light to moderate bitterness. Tastes of roasted coffee, some dark fruits, and some floral hops. Medium body is very soft with gentle carbonation, excellently conditioned. 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. 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. EricE (1367) - 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.