Jhilgedick (9) - - MAY 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yum. sweet but not too sweet. Nice balance of flavors. Rich but not heavy. One of my all time favorites.
mcberko (4807) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap at The Burgundian Tavern, pours a deep dark amber brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of huge brandy barrels, some cosmetic notes (yeuch), like perfume and nail polish remover. Flavour is thankfully not as offensive but still fucked up - there is lots of old raisin notes, other dark fruits, brandy liqueur notes and some feint perfume / cosmetic notes. A huge mess and very difficult to drink. Not good at all.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Beveridge Place Pub is Seattle, WA.
Pours a dark chocolate brown color thatís completely opaque with a 1.5 finger light beige head that very slowly settles into a lasting ring. Streaks of lace left behind.
Complex aroma with a strong barrel presence thatís countered by dark malt and vinous fruit noes. †Toasted oak, vanilla and brandy followed by chocolate, caramel, date, fig and plum.
Chewy body with a strong barrel presence that slightly dominates the flavor. †Lots of sweet spirit flavor along with some dry, toasted oak and coconut. †As it warms the sweet malt and dark fruit notes appear giving off hints of chocolate, toffee, grape, raisin, plum and fig. †Boozy but not difficult to drink. †Dry finish but there is a decent amount of sweetness to counter the strong barrel and brandy notes. †I wish that the quad elements were a bit stronger but itís still pretty good.
crackedmachine (445) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Dark brown with very slight head and thin lacing. Aroma of oak, slight brandy, and sweet malt. Flavor offers a pleasant bite to balance the considerable sweetness, and a semi-boozy finish. Enjoyable, but did not leave a particularly memorable impression.
bhensonb (9825) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the Bistro BA fest. Pours ruddy dark amber. Smells a little smokey. Med plus body. Flavor is oaky, brown sugar, smokey. Finishes a little vinous and a bit sweet, but not too much so.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Mahogony-black beer with a dark cream colored head. Brandy and caramel/toffee aroma. Toffee and light yeast flavor with brandy and light banana. Medium-plus bodied. Toffee and light yeast lingers with brandy and light banana.