davidm (2080) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 24, 2011
On tap at the brewery, it was 6.1%. Aromas of berries, chocolate, and coffee. Taste starts sweet, with sour notes, and very long length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Black, with a frothy off-white head. OldMrCrow (2437) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2008
Tap at the brewpub.
madquacker (1143) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2008
The Wig & Pen makes a lot of really nice beers and after trying a number of clear successes in a row I got cocky and tried this one against my better judgement.
.I should have known better. I somehow thought this might be a good complex beer with dry elderberry notes to add interest. Instead I could barely drink it. It poured dark brown with way to much burgandy highlights and coloration in the head; even seeing that, before smelling the beer, I knew I was in trouble This one was elderberry syrup at quadruple strength in a chocolate sodapop. About as bad of a stout as I’ve tasted.
High marks for originality. Odd beer. Chocolate and black forest cake. Sweet. Fizzy and different. Bizarre.