Ballast Point Victory At Sea, pours pitch black with a deep brown head. Thin head retention and nice lacing on the glass, has the aroma of fresh roasted coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malts. Taste of bitter espresso but no so overpowering to make it unpleasant, hints of dark chocolate and vanilla round out this enjoyable beer. Great beer and would definitely pick up a few more bottles.
Rogue Pumpkin Patch Ale, pours a hazy amber color with a one inch off white head and nice even lacing on the glass. Has aromas of fresh pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and spices. Taste of fresh pumpkin, cinnamon, with a light spicy sweet finish that's all well balanced throughout the zip. Of all the pumpkin ales I've tried, this ale by far comes closest to tasting like real pumpkin.
Edited by warubozu - 1/26/13 at 3:51pm