jibby (13) - California, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Date is the dominant flavor. Candy fruitiness, like figs, strawberry jam. Chocolate, caramel. Full bodied. Sugary sweet and full-bodied. I would like it more if the mouthfeel was silky and creamy. Alcohol bitterness is there, though hidden behind sugar and fruitiness. My personal preference is for lighter beers, rarely higher than 8%, so my rating low mainly for that reason. For the style, I think itís well balanced, though perhaps the carbonation can be increased for that smooth silky texture. If you like quads, this would likely be a good choice ... f youíre not a fan, like me, then I doubt this will win you over.
CopterScott (197) - Kansas, USA - JUN 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
thick dark copper color with about 2 fingers off-white head, a few particles on the bottom. aroma is molasses and booze. Flavor is booze, molasses, wood, raisin, and spice. mouth feel is thick and sticky.
Evolutionary (370) - Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from giant eagle gahanna. Nose is malty and clove. Smooth and appropriate bite. Sharp alcohol shine thru at times but otherwise balance is great and hides it. Banana notes provide some sugar to the mix. Would do again.
tsd08460 (182) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: earthy, smoke, clove, caramel, banana
Appearance: golden, clear, tan head
Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, alcohol, dark fruits
Palate: full body, creamy feel, soft carbonation, long finish,
BrewBoxer (2441) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Johnny's tavern in Kansas City. Deep brown color with a sweet Carmel boozy taste. Interesting bready taste. Good
conway (1980) - - MAY 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark copper with a big off white head. Lots of fruit and caramel. Perhaps a little too sweet. Very long finish. Not bad but slightly off.
Chudwick (2416) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ingredients purified water magnesium sulfate potassium bicarbonate chloride distributed by target Corporation Minneapolis 55403 registered and copyright 2015 target brand...
keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle best by November 19, 2016.
Glass: Fiddlehead teku.
Appearance: Odd sort of copper color with reddish hues almost coming off pink with floaties in suspension. The head is dense and light tan, has decent retention.
Aroma: Bready malts dominate, slightly smokey, with medicinal cherry phenols with some spicy phenols to match. Aroma is moderate in strength and doesnít really entice.
Taste: A bit astringent, toasted malts prominent, with medicinal cherry coming through. Not a fan.
Palate: Medium bodied, moderately carbonated.
Overall: Drinks okay, doesnít excite and doesnít suit my palate.
malvrich (93) - durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
From Smokestack Mixed 4 pack Into Blvdís included tulip glass.
A: Very heady with half glass of tan bubbly foam. Tawny orange hazy body with little visible carbonation. Head persistent. Good sheet lacing.
S: Wine. Tart raisins and yeast mostly. A touch of dry wood.
T: Drier than expected. Very winey sherry-esque flavor. Strong with alcohol. A little yeasty. Warming.
M: Heavy but still crisp with a nice delicate carbonation feel.
O: Not something I can see myself drinking regularly. Iím admittedly inexperienced with the style but still not my cup of tea.
Jow (2649) - New York, USA - APR 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home not sure where I got this. Prettynlooking beer amber with nice one finger sudsy head and nice lacing. Nose is dark fruits and candied sugar. Tastes of fig, molasses, caramel, slight spicing, some wood, touch of alcohol warming but overall hides abv fine. Nice finish not syrupy or sweet. Lovely beer.
jabain (7) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2015 does not count
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
golden, amber, hazy, frothy, tan foam, hay, nuts, resin, basement aromas, soy sauce, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, medium body, oily feel, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish,