Dec 16 / 2014
Rating★★CommentsHigh sweetness and metallic note. High astringency and cloying note on the linger.
Not as great as I remember.Event
SourceBJCPAromaSlight aroma of dates with slight maple syrup. No hop aroma. No oatmeal or cereal, which is fine.Aroma Score10 / 12AppearanceBrown dark color with medium tan head.Appearance Score3 / 3FlavorRoasy flavor with slight raisin flavor. Slight linger of hops, bit balanced. Lower bitterness than to style, sweetness cherry as it warms.Flavor Score15 / 20MouthfeelGood carbonation with slight warming. Slight bitterness, but balanced.Mouthfeel Score3 / 5Overall ImpressionWith 25-40 IBU's, I would have expected it to have more bitterness. Roasy is appropriate and is balanced.Overall Score7 / 10