Danyel (1501) - Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at brewery. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is raisons, figs, BlackBerry, oak, wood. Taste ised bodied, touch of heat, easy and crisp. Overall, good.
Ferris (8955) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Fig and raisin and toffee. Cloudy copper brown with an off white head. Toffee, fig and raisin and a long finish. Nice.
sonnycheeba (4512) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours tawny brown with tan head. Aroma is bready malts, vanilla, booze, fig, plums, raisins, and faint floral notes. Flavor is boozy with lots of dark fruit notes, barrel character, and caramel sweetness; finishes a little watery with a tart black cherry flavor. Medium body.
Homer321 (2982) - Melboring, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle via trade. Into snifter. Nose is full of fig, jam, molasses. Lots of dark fruit. Light barrel influence. Mostly vanilla and sugar with some light oak. Taste is initially moderately bitter followed by alcohol with a faint tartness. Ok but nuthin grate
vtafro (5256) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brown pour with with tan head. Full sweet and light spice malty aromas. Sweet malty tones, but of boozy finish.
Dogbrick (10001) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at M’kReam’s 40th Birthday Party on 08/01/2015. Pours a reddish amber color with a medium light beige head that diminishes gradually. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt, nutmeg and dark fruit. Full-bodied with flavors of sweet brandy, malt figs and spices. The finish is sweet and mildly boozy with a spiced figgy aftertaste. Pretty good all around.
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Pours lightly hazed and brown with copper highlights and a small, creamy, mushroom-colored head. Fantastic retention. The aroma is moderately roasty and lightly chocolaty with leathery tannins and skins. Full-bodied and super silky with gentle carbonation. The flavor is roasty, toasty and just plain nice. I’m not picking up figs specifically, but dark fruits? Yes… and very nice caramel and vinous elements. Finishes roasty and caramelized with light bitterness. Bottle courtesy of newcigarz!
djd07 (6619) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Russell. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is dark fruit, caramel, figs. Medium mouth, nice dark fruit, caramel malt, nutmeg, very sweet, very good.
DSG (9335) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[2/28/15] Bottle sample at De Garde Brewing in Tillamook. Release and bottle share event. Hazy amber-brown, beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, malt and spiciness. Sweet-sourish flavor with dark fruits, wood and caramel. Rounded mouthfeel.
luttonm (3416) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Tasting, Seattle. Deep rosy brown. Tan foamy head. Sweet raisiny malt. Sweet fruit cake. Hazy, tasty. Lovely warmer.