Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The pour was dark brown with auburn highlights. A compact off-white head produced some nice lacing. The aroma was malt, raisin, figs and some unchecked alcohol. The flavor was slightly smoky, malt, raisin and alcohol. The mouthfeel was average, carbonation was almost too tight.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - NOV 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. orangey-brown pour with beige head. aroma is sugary malt, pit fruit, raisens, and chocolate. flavor is the same, sweet chocolate, pit fruit, sugar.
amishcaravan (247) - Winona, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
scent of raisens and fermented fruit. nice alcohol is not very well hidden but it does taste pretty good.
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pour is deep hazy amber with a creamy light tan head. Aroma is deep sweet malt with yeast and light caramel. Flavor is smooth with light caramel, raisins, brown sugar, light alcohol, and a hint of hops towards the end. Fairly well blended brew. Pretty fruity and smooth. Alcohol is well hidden.
phildorsey (150) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very dark and frothy.
Aroma: is roasty with a cereal background and a hint of citrus.
Appearance: is very frothy and sparkling. Color is a rich and thick reddish brown.
Flavor: is medium bitterness, almost Lager like.
Palate:full body and fizzy.
Overall Impression: Very solid Quadruple. Impressed by the attention to detail the people at Boulevard Brewing Company put into this beer. Right in line with our European brethren.
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark copper with a thick tan head. Brown sugar, yeast, dark candied fruits, and malt in the nose. Boozy glaze over all the flavors. Raisins, dates, molasses, vanilla, and caramel blend with the spice to form a heavy Belgian ale. This would do well as a winter brew.
Trev (1841) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a nice dark mahogany brown with a thick tan head. Aromas are of dark fruit, molasses and toffee, roast malt
Flavour is toasty malt and a fig and raisin alc fruitiness. Fairly sweet middle with a light cutting spicy bitterness.
PhillyBeer2112 (2496) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy theisti. Copper color, caramel nose. Fairly sweet with a light raisiny fruitiness, touches of darker fruits are indistinct. Well rounded, but strong, with hints of spice.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 30, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle from Bev’s for Less. Pours a cloudy dark amber/ ruby color with a fizzing light beige head. Nose was sweet with candied dark fruits, maple and brown sugar with some spice. Flavor was also sweet with caramel and nutmeg spice. A light hint of booze was picked up in the finish.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy TheCheeseMan. The pour yields a hazy, burnt orange to sienna brown colored body. A wispy film and thin, bubbly edge leaves obtuse, foamy lace behind. Aromas are sweet and boozy up front, with notes of sugary caramel, rum soaked figs, and dark, sweet raisons. Vanilla lends a smoothing quality, while hints of earthy spice impart a savory character. Flavors continue the theme, caramel and dark, sweet fruits in the fore, followed by balancing earthy spice and mild hops in the aft. Sugary on the palate up front, the light carbonation leads into a semi-dry, alcoholic finish. This is a decent brew, but ultimately a bit too sugary and hot for my tastes.