Strykzone (5375) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at the brewpub. Dark opaque brown. This is reallybinteresting. Figs, raisins, rich thick malts. Caramel and molasses. Cocoa. So complex and interesting. Really good.
alexsdad06 (6690) - Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Barleys in August 2012 from notes. Pours a hazy amber brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet caramel malts, ample dark fruits favoring figs, raisins and plum, yeast, a hint of the alcohol that is mainly warming, lightly toasted. This was maybe the best of the sampler that I had this time.
Markm2151 (280) - toledo, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark fruit esters, some raisin, decent on the mouthfeel but not a beer for me.
JaBier (5286) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Glass at Alehouse #1 on 8/10/12. Darkest brown pour with a thick tan head. Malty aroma with caramel, booze, slight banana and spice. Malty flavor with banana and caramel, along with some spice and roast in the finish. Pretty nice.
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on tap at Barley’s. Nice semi cloudy reddish brown pour. Sweet aroma of caramel and sugar and raisins. Flavor was VERY fruity. All dark. Figs, raisins, plums, brown sugar and caramel. Very well blended. Alcohol well hidden. I REALLY liked this beer.
Tmoney99 (11677) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample. Poured hazy dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt, yeast and alcohol aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium complex sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
Dogbrick (9156) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at Bodega. Pours a dark orange color with a medium thin off-white head that dissipates to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark fruit, caramel malt and yeast. Rich, smooth body with flavors of sweet malt, caramel, dark fruit and yeast. The finish is malty with a lingering plum aftertaste. Pretty good overall.