watson1977 (2295) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an opaque amber with a medium tan head. Aroma is sweet with fig and candied fruits...very fruity...slightly boozy. Flavor follows suit...very notable candied fruit...but is more bitter and hoppy than the aroma suggests...nice oaky, earthy bitterness. Mouthfeel is full and silky with a fruity/oaky dry finish that warms.
ryanfolty (1457) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Date: March 3, 2012 Mode: Bottle Source: TheGuy Description: Semi-opaque muddy brown pour with some head and spotty lacing. Aroma was malty, caramel, toffee and a little bit of alcohol. Taste was a miss for me. Starts out super sweet, moves into a funky alcohol, then the bitterness comes in and finishes really dry. Medium body and some carbonation. Thanks Chuck!
brew3crew (166) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks andrewsdad. Sweet maltiness that is very inviting. Very mice sweet malts in the taste.
emacgee (3445) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours soft peachy amber with a slight haze and one finger of sandy tan head. Nose is rich and dextrinous, very bready and malty with lots of toasted grain and biscuity notes. Sweet with some candied fruit. Full and viscous body with a sharp bitterness and warming alcohol. Rich and malty with a lot of caramelly sweetness and fruity notes. Gets to be a little sharp for my taste.
tcanapa (17) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 18, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle pours opaque deep reddish brown with one finger of yellowish head, minimal lacing, slightly sweet with caramel flavors and finishes with a solid hoppiness, creamy, want more.
hombrepalo (1623) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours a nice dark reddish brown. Spicy nose, alcohol, peppers and bitter hops. Spicy hops upfront, alcohol bitterness immediately, peppery and malty. Mouthfeel is bitter, spicy and smooth. Overall pretty delicious.
wnoble (920) - French Lick, Indiana, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one big thanks to ncmussel. Pours hazy brown. Head is rich thick and creamy with excellent lace. Nose is rich sweet nutty and caramel complexities. Flavor is nuts, toffee, vanilla, coffee, chai spice, figs, and raisins. Mouthfeel is rich and creamy like the head. very nice.
jabo134 (12) - Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2011 vintage - This one has a great taste. Sweet and bitter at the same time, then a nice alcohol finish. I bet this one will even get better with age.
DasBierChef (1080) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper in color with a decent sized head. Aroma is of caramel, toffee, oak, and licorice. Very rich toffee flavors, sweet and delicious, caramel flavors as well with a dry hop finish.
csteele2144 (125) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz 2011 vintage, dark amber pour with a finger of head, dried fruit aroma, Tasted caramel, raisins, bread, and alcohol, really complex with good carbonation. I can see this one aging well.