DavoleBomb (1513) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured into a goblet.
3.5 A: Mildly hazed (I think) deep amber mahogany. Just under one finger of frothy beige head. Retention is poor, but a short ring of lacing if left.
3.5 S: Superbly vinous. I didn’t know they made them this vinous. I’m overrun with grape flavored tobacco. Aside from the main attraction, there’s a lot of raisins, dates and plums, lesser amounts of currants and prunes. Some vegetal component. Caramel, booze, molasses, and brandy. Aroma is intense for sure, but I can’t decide whether I like it or hate it. It’s not seemlessly integrated like a lot of the finer quads out there.
3.5 T: It tastes like it smells. Aggressive, wild, and unkept. Vinous grape and brandy. Earthy tobacco. Raisin, plum, prune, currants, and dates. Caramel and molasses. It’s not necessary "unclean," but I wouldn’t call it clean either. Lightly boozy. For the most part the alcohol is well in check. On the sweeter end for the style.
3.5 M: Medium to heavier medium body. Good spritzy carbonation. I’d prefer this to be a bit lighter, but it’s fine. Reasonbly smooth.
4.0 D: Gets better as you drink it, or maybe that’s just the alcohol talking. This was $11, so I probably wont’ purchase it again, but it was worth a try.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-30-2012 03:51:10
thegreenrooster (3433) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a muddy looking brown with a small white head. Aroma is big sugar with some dry dark fruit. Flavor is brown sugar with some figs and molasses. Very thick mouthfeel. This is a very dark fruit and dark sugar type of beer and it looks like that is what the brewer was going for. A decent sipper, and the alcohol is well hidden, that I found in the bargan bin
Rune (8944) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle, seasonal release, 5th version, bought at Vinmonopolet Vika. Fawn-coloured head, close to clear. Fragile lacing. Dark apricot coloured body. Blended dark fruits to the nose. Prunes, plums, cherries and apricot in a rather heavy taste character. The joining touch of brown sugar makes it very sweet. Sharp ending of dried fruits and alcohol. Full bodied and suitable for slow sipping (hotel room, Oslo 25.05.2012).
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Date: March 16, 2012
Source: Greenville Beer Exchange
Appearance: opaque rusty red, creamy beige head
Aroma: sweet and fruity aroma, rich dark fruits, plums, pears, apricots, touch of alcohol
Flavor: sweet and fruity flavor, rich ripe fruit, light phenolic spicyness, growing earthyness
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
anders37 (18767) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark ruby amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty aroma with weak sour hints. Sweetish malty spicy yeasty caramel and dark fruit flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty finish.
Arve_Christian (3705) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika
Dark, amber reddish color, some foam
Full body & high complexity.
Dried fruit ( raisin) in taste, alcoholic taste
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
RuneStumo (2326) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
04.05.2012. 0,5l Bottle. Vinmonopolet Bergen - Valkendorfsgate. Dark brown colour with tan off-white head. Strong malty aroma with lots of dark malts and sweetness. Very nice malty flavours. Dark malts with notes of bitter chocolate and raisins. Medium bitterness with a rather dry bitter finish between all the sweetness. Very good beer!!
esp0r (2216) - NORWAY - APR 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Pours dark brown with a big nice tanned head. Smells of spice, yeast, roasted malts, dark fruits and plenty of caramel. Taste is very malty, heavy sweetness, some disturbing malt bitterness that makes a sharp short break in the body. Also some dark fruits and alcohol. Full bodied, oily feel. Only thing that mess up a high palate score is that early malt bitterness. Finish has some nice hops and medium bitterness. Totally a well crafted beer but it lacks somehow the overall balance i want in a big quad
gunnfryd (11963) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Red amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, sugar, alcohol, caramel, malt. flavour is sweet, sugar, alcohol, malt, caramel, raisin. Full bodied nice beer.
RedSox2004 (1397) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - APR 14, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddish medium brown with a small head, little retention or lace. Aromas of dark fruit, burnt brown sugar, banana and yeast. Ripe dark fruit tartness and candy sugar sweetness lead the flavor profile, with yeast funk, alcohol warmth and hints of hop bitterness. Medium body, sticky mouthfeel, minimal carbonation and a candy sweet finish. A bit of a disappointment for the style.