jkwalking05 (3368) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Amber in color with a good sized off-white head. Aroma is of malt, yeast, and caramel. Taste is of yeast, light fig, and alcohol.
MrFecesious (733) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share. Cloudy dark amber with so much floating bits. Aroma of plum, raisin, vanilla, molasses. Taste is raisin, plum, molasses, vanilla.
GothGargoyle (892) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden amber with a good off-white head. Aroma is raisins, honey, dates, candied citrus. Creamy mouthfeel, rich and sweet on the palate, lingering fruit finish. Taste is raisins, apricots, honey, dried fruits. Yummy.
Chudwick (1701) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - pours amber with offwhite head and great lacing. Nose is prunes or old man fruit. Flavor adds booze and Belgian sugars. Sweet. The wife calls it smooth.
dogfishho (583) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very sweet, but not overly complex. This one seemed a little bit messy. Very little raisin/plum type flavors... mostly just white sugary sweetness. Meh.
Dr_Fellini (231) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2013 Bottle to glass. Pours a deep hazy copper color with a light off-white head. Aroma is very sweet, with strong caramel and yeast notes, possibly a dull fruit mixed in. Flavor is quite yeasty, with sweet notes lingering in the finish. Mild alcoholic notes as well. Medium body with an average carbonation. Solid beer.
EithCubes (4567) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pulling this one out after several years in the cellar, corked and caged, has got to be from late 2009 or earlier, definitely somewhere from the 2006-2009 period (was hoping for a date on the cork but no luck). Nose is very dense, dulled malt, still a little sweet under the alcohol, very rich and grapey, intense, some very fruit and minerally yeast, muddled caramel. Pours a turbid, murky brown with little head. Taste is sweet but it’s under control, smooth yeast overwhelming all hops, some nice sugar afters, a lot of very genteel and rounded alcohol. There really is a wonderful... adult, refined quality here, the sort of aging and distillation found in an old port or brandy, the medium-full body is as smooth as anything liquid. Perhaps lacks the depth it had when fresher, but the tender caress of a novel "spirited" beer is a treat of its own.
Sperine (283) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. I really like how Allagash spices their beers, and this is no exception. Very rich flavors may be too much for some, but I love the aggressiveness of Four.
jw0406 (643) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle pours a cloudy brown color with a small white head. Aromas of Belgian yeast, dark fruit, candied sugar. Full bodied, sweet sticky finish
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours reddish-brown with a medium tan head. Aromas of dark fruits, sweet malt, moderate yeast, light wood and light spice. Similar flavor. More balanced as it warms. Some alcohol in the finish.