BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 23, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Stone.
Appearance is dark and opaque amber-to-brown hue, thin off-white head dissipates, watery lacing.
Smell is dominated by syrupy sweet fruits, most notably pears, touches of honey, raisins, and floral/grassy hops.
Taste is surprisingly full of raisins and figs, some molasses and brown sugar, pears and light fruits enter midway with some apples and spices, finishes dry and fruity.
Mouthfeel is medium-to-full bodied, thick and chewy texture, adequate carbonation.
Drinkability is moderate, this is a big thick beer with great fruit flavors, bordering on a belgian style ale, the alcohol is present but not overhwhelming, nice balance, there is a slight disconnect between the aroma and taste but this is still a very good beer, if not hard to categorize!
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 15, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
ON tap at Stone. Copper brown with a fizzy white head. Fruit, honey, and nectar aroma and taste with a smooth caramel and honey finish.