puboflyons (2233) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 18, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
From the 650 ml. bottle. The pour is mahogany brown with a short-lived off-white head and some lacing. The aroma is more grape-like than malty with a kind of faded earthy hoppiness and muted herbs. The body is medium. The taste has too much of a grape juice quality to it for my liking with buttery roasted malts and a slight dry bitterness kicking in a moment later. The grapes make it taste like a malted wine (NOT a barleywine).
beertholomeus (894) - California, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with a thick, creamy khaki head. Malt, caramel, brown sugar, molasses and dark fruity aroma. Caramel, molasses, unfermentable sugars, malt, plum, raisin and some alcohol flavors. Very sweet with a medium body and carbonation. Sugar and caramel finish.
dbhenry (126) - El Paso, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A deep amber color with a nice head, this ale emphasizes its extraordinary malt flavoring, caramel and subtle fruit. The hops are moderate in intensity, allowing the wonderful malt flavor to shine through. This is a truly great ale.
monk191 (1093) - California, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice abbey ale. Pours a beautiful dark red with a tan head. Smells like cranberries, cherries and the Classic Belgian. Taste starts out with a bit of maltiness, has some cranberries in the middle, and a nice smooth aftertaste. Some lambic notes throughout, but not sourness. Had in the bottle.
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jeremugohio (94) - springboro, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious aroma. Nice taste, definitely fruit notes, raisins and cloves, maybe bananas. I enjoyed this and would buy again.
hotstuff (4284) - Indiana, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated on 3-27-2013 (Bottle) When poured, this beige head is medium sized, creamy and mostly diminished. The body is transparent, fair amount of lacing, fizzy, lively and fast rising, and the hue is orange. The Aroma is malt, caramel, sweet, fruity, and clove. The Taste is sweet, malty, caramel, and fruity. The Palate is slightly bubbly and this is a medium bodied beer. In conclusion, this beer is quaffable, the ABV is hidden, but I have drank/rated better beer of this style.
BOSSbrewer (1991) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice beer. Bready and lots of caramel. Some clove. Slight alcohol. Had at a tasting thanks to Ryan P.
boozedude (1998) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber..Clear red pour with white head.. funky fruit aroma.. some rotteen raisen..raste us fruit..tart grape..good hhit
shrubber85 (7970) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 4, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Over-ripe orange, cardboard, and toffee malt aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Sweet spicy orange malt flavor. Okay.
PhillyBeer2112 (2547) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The first half of this bottle I didn’t like, then I guess it grew on me a little. Hazy brown color, large pitted tan head. Aroma was soft banana and misc fruits. Flavor similar, leading toward a semi-dry cocoa finish that preserved a hint of banana, giving the impression that you might have eaten a chocolate covered banana sometime in the recent past. But then the drying finish got swallowed up by an overly bitter hoppy finish that clashed dramatically. This was the worst part, and the part I adapted to in the 2nd half of the bottle. Soft fluffy palate