DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Part of the sampler from the tap room in Concord CA. Smells of dark fruits. Tastes of figs, raisins and brown sugar. Needs a little more carbonation to push it to elite status.
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Ferris (12419) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - Raisin and plum. Deep ruby with a decent light brown head. Raisin, prune and a touch of tartness. Sweet and very fruity, more like a dubbel. Not bad.
mcberko (14016) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 6, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Brouwer’s Cafe for Big Wood 2015, pours a deep dark near-black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out raisins, caramels and bready notes. Flavour is massive, with loads of raisins and booze. Not very complex at all, but it’s acceptable. Needs some maturation. Okay.
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is hazy dark reddish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of cocoa, roast, bread, nice dark fruit, slight yeast. Taste was a mix of dark fruit, roast, earth, slight grain, touch of earth, finishing fairly tart, slightly sweet. Eh.
corpsuckle (101) - Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Looks great! Tastes mediocre. A very thick, dark example of the style. Flavors were just blah
maley1 (1116) - Calgary, CANADA - NOV 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour with small beige head. Aroma of ripe fruit, brown sugar and yeast. Taste of malts, brown sugar, vanilla, sweetened raisins and a touch of spicy yeast. Lower carbonation, full bodied, slightly cloying. Good beer.
bu11zeye (12684) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a black body with a small tan head. Aroma of oak, brandy, vinous, dark fruit, and caramel. Flavor of brandy, raisins, oak, yeast, chocolate, molasses, and brown sugar.
nimbleprop (7349) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at GABF. Pours a watery amber with some off white head. Big, boozy nose, apples, brandy, caramel. Flavor of apple cinnamon candies, caramel, sugar, some light spice. Medium bodied. Better than I expected... but not great.
radio_nowhere (1384) - Maryland, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2015 On-tap at the Roasthouse Pub in Frederick, MD. Color was very dark brown with small off-white head. Complex aromas of fruit, yeast, alcohol, brown sugar, caramel and some nuttiness. Taste was rich with a little alcohol heat going down, ending sweet and malty. What a nice adventure, will do again.
Ratman197 (13084) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Bistro BA Fest poured a clouydy brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of carel, fruittiness and light brandy. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of toffee, carmel, light fruittiness and light brandsy with a crisp lingering toffee finish.