TheBeerGod (5497) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. ABV listed as 7.5%. Ruby pour with a short tan head. Aroma is dark fruit notes, toasted malt caramel and yeast. Taste is sweet malt, lots of caramel, soft spice, dark fruit, yeast and toasted grains. Body is medium with a soft, effervescent carbonation. Ends with more sweet malt notes, spices, yeast notes, caramel, toasted grains, dark bread, dark fruit (cherries), hints of cherry cough syrup and light nuttiness.
Luvystypotables (965) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Wonderful aroma of smoked malt. Light brown color and a taste of malt with a slightly watery malt finish.
kidobutai (491) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I like everything about this beer. Dark rich color, wonderful sweet aroma, molasses and Bourbon.
mike5326 (1107) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a bottle. Clear auburn color, small off white head. Mild malt aroma. Very mild light alcohol malt flavor with a mild finish.
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ads135 (3338) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - FEB 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
An ok version of the style. Has the dark brown appearance and sweet caramel, dark fruit character you’d expect. Tried at the Drink the District President’s Day event in DC in 2014.
jtclockwork (10441) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Snow day. Pours dark brown with off white head. Nosea nd taste of molasses, Belgian yeast, dark sugar, sorghum and touch of dark fruit. Medium body.
jackl (5474) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beer Run. Clear reddish brown pour. Small tan head. The aroma’s of banana cake, cocoa powder, cherry skin. Rich, bruised autumnal fruits and Belgian yeast. The taste is balanced sweet/spicy. A bit of grain and cinnamon. Slight boozy heat. Toffee, red apple skin, more banana bread. A bit thin through the dry finish. Medium body, soft carbonation. Overall, quite enjoyable.
dlovell2 (1116) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark amber color with a bubbly tan head. Dark dried fruit, brown sugar and spicy yeast aroma. Figs and raisins flavors some brown sugar and molasses. Almost fizzy feel in mouth. I wish this beer wasn’t as carbonated as it is. Sweet sugary finish.
tcane7 (1669) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of Pedro. Pours a deep brownish red with thin tan head and some spots of lace. Nose is dark and dried fruits - cherry, plum, fig, some spice, licorice. Medium body with a dry finish. Flavor follows suit with something slightly off-putting.
Beergeek23322 (2595) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
10/5/2013. Sampled at VA Hop Fest. Pours light brown with a tan head. Aromas of dried fruit, brown sugar, roasted malt. Caramel flavors mostly. Seem a bit off for the style lacking complexity.