RumRunner101 (745) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown pour with off white head. Big aroma of prunes, toffee, coffee cake, red fruit. Flavour has all the same notes. Light bitterness to cut the sweetness. Alcohol provides some warmth and lingers with sweet notes. Quite good.
AgentAle (599) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is dark fruits , clove and abbey yeast. Some Belgian sugar notes aswell. Taste is quite fruit with some sweet malt character and slight liquor taste on tip. Clear amber body has a pearl head that retains well.
biirusaikou (555) - - MAR 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cherry, oak. Roasted malt, rich dark cherry, grape, plum, cocoa beans, nut, sour finish. Awesome elegance, great balance, getting close to wine texture and complexity.
williamstome (838) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark ruddy pour, small brown head. Fruity cherry aroma. Toasty flavor, alcohol notes.
jeremyh70 (664) - Missouri, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a mostly clear chestnut with garnet highlights, a small almost tan head and little lacing. Aroma is sweet and fruity with cherry candy, red apple peel, some brown sugar and a hint of booze. Taste is initially quite sweet and follows nose with the cherry and apple peel fruitiness, along with some molasses. Becomes drier midway through with a malt component that straddles toasty and roasty. Has earthy and spicy flavors in the aftertaste along with a bit if alcohol that also provides some warming. Finishes semi dry with a light lingering spiciness. Body is light with moderate carbonation. Drinkable despite the higher ABV. The sweet malt flavors balance with the fruit and spices from the yeast making this unique and enjoyable. Would try again but would be best with food. Maybe a cherry tart.
unclemike (2214) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 20, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet apricot and date aromas, lovely dark auburn color, low head. Caremelly heavy malt body with tastes of syrup. Brandy-like at times, wine-like at others. Low hop bittering. Thick body with a warming alcohol effect after the swallow.
kbudd19 (562) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, vintage 2013, copper brown pour, nice thick creamy head. Sweet aroma of raisins, spices, and malty sweetness. Taste, mild sweetness, butterscotch, Belgian spices and yeast, very little hint of the ABV. Nice example of the style, still a bit young but overall really nice, another solid offering from DDC.
rxeight (1221) - Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark copper brown. Slightly Belgian but nothing as strong as the other quads. Dark fruits but malts to balance it out. Bit boozy for 10%.
pictoman (444) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from the tap. Murky copper brown with very minimal dissipating offwhite head. Fruit and fudge and alcohol. Mild caramel, mild bitterness. Medium body.
GreenJeremy (71) - Spruce Grove, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a hazy copper brown with a thick light tan head. Good lacing and retention. Aroma is sweet and spicy. Brown sugar, raisins, cloves, and some toasty malt. Taste is quite sweet. Flavors include toffee, caramel, some darker fruits and some sort of exotic spice and brown sugar. Good mouthfeel, rich, smooth, and warming. Pretty dang good, but a little too sweet for me.