John25 (1138) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Big sweet strawberry taste on the finish that ruined this one for me. Ok at first, but the sweet flavor built up very quickly.
conway (2061) - - AUG 7, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark ruby with little head. Very sweet with tons of dark fruit and a little clove. Rich and sticky. Alcohol is well integrated. Too sweet for me.
Macegan75 (752) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from my cellar. Pours Amber to medium brown with slight head that fades quickly. Aroma is cherries, unmalted barley, slight anise, stove top hard candy & mild astringent. Finish is mild sweet malt with a mild spelt presence.
bubblehouse (809) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Solid but not great. Really good aroma and a nice pungent taste. Tastes of malt and prune.
bl4ckj4ck777 (3) - - JUL 21, 2015 does not count
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Looked like a really good beer, only Deschutes beer I wouldn’t buy again.
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alexsdad06 (7106) - Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours a slightly hazy amber brown color with a small off white head that settled into a thin film. The aroma and flavor have big banana character, caramel, some dark fruits, slightly nutty, clove, bubble gum, interesting that this seems light with the 10.7% alcohol, this is on the sweet side and I’m glad the wife helped me finish it off.
reebtogi (4891) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle pours black in color with a finger of off-white head that leaves very little lacing on the glass. Aroma is dark fruits, citrus and banana with some hints of chocolate and grass. Taste is a citrus and grassy hop bitterness with a dark fruit, banana and light chocolate malty sweetness. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, this is an impressive brew for the style and although it is darker than I expected, it may even be better because of this. Recommended.
Capa (2316) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brick red with a tan head. Malt driven profile with dough and toasted bread. Full dark fruit, sweet booze, and a hint of spice. Medium body. Finishes with nice booze, sweet malt, spice. Enjoyable.
Johnsense (1012) - - JUN 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark pour, fair sized head. Malt forwward, spicy, dark bread. Fairly spicy, getting more clove than any of the other mentioned flavours. Bready, a touch on the sweet side. Medium to heavier body.
Sammy (9686) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Americo’s bottle. Mollases and malt and a littlevomit aroma.Grows on me. Smooth with some sharp spelt.