drdisque (491) - Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Champaign brewpub. Pours clear dark amber. Very sweet with good complex fruitiness and a tad of spice and a touch of hops. Good balance. Clean sweet finish. Best thing I had at Destihl.
Ratman197 (8865) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Avery Strong Ale Fest poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of fruitiness, caramel, spice and light yeast. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of caramel, spice and light fruitiness with a smooth dry lingering caramel finish.
Patrickctenchi (2902) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper/amber with a small, off-white head.
Caramel,dark fruit...a hint of smoke in the aroma.
Plum, dark fruits, toffee flavor.
Very smooth. with a slight alcohol sting and bitter.
shrubber85 (6811) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Cherry-apple malt and alcohol aroma. Amber with small head. Sweet toffee malt flavor with light cherry note. Strong alcohol/astringent finish. Very nice.
edgallow (1634) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
4 oz draft sampler pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts, caramel and sugar. Taste is malts and alcohol.
daknole (8333) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber pour, barely any head. Sweet up front, candy sugar, light molasses, prunes, dark bready flavors.
maley1 (627) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear dark amber pour with small off white head. Aroma of plums, caramel, spice and yeast. Taste of caramel, toffee, candy sugar, plums and slight hops. Way too sweet, very cloying, full bodied, mild carbonation, sticky mouthfeel.
Dfonorow (1065) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at mash tun festival. Pour is dark amber and aroma is instantly of dark fruits and spices. Flavor is Belgian candi sugar, yeast, and caramel. A bit of alcohol in the finish, but masked nicely.
TheAlum (5108) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft on tap at Beer Under Glass 2012 (Chicago, IL). A keg Fred squirreled away. Pours a rich brownish deep hue, glowing amber copper edges throw accents, firm hazinss and frothy tannish head dies to a ring, laces small. Aromas are gentle touches of spice, brown sugar, and mellow carmelized malts. Some gentle dark fruit, dried plums, spice, and mellow sweetness. Initial is medium bodied, offering firm darker sweetness, carmelized malts. Gentle spice, brown sugar, and toast. Biscuits, light dark fruit elements meld in. Backend and middle show more fruit flourish, cherry and mellow biscuits, caramel, and spice. Belgian yeast influence is firm but not overdone. Finish cleans up a bit, touches of tart and tangy fruit, some sticky and carmelized malts. Lingering tang. Nice.