catface5326 (119) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown poured from tap. Malty with hint of raison. Heavy but very good beer overall
Azand222 (170) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2013 Bottle pours a dark brown with a light white head. The aroma is quite malty. The taste is full bodied with a wet finish. I get all sorts of malt, and some Belgian wheat. Overall a rich beer.
luttonm (2048) - Belgrade, SERBIA - NOV 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz in Boston. Rich, smooth alc, raisins and brown sugar. brown ale, some barley wine rich hops. very dark fruity grapes. prune, fig. tasty and a bit harsh. nice beer
WillRunForBeer (342) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours mahogany with a scant off white head. Aroma is green grapes, spice. Flavor is caramel malt, green raisin, finish is bitter. Not as good as I remember it.
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
FROM NOTES; July 1, í12
Poured from a bottle into my DFH glass.
A: Strong hop notes and some fruity overtones.
A: Pours an amber color with a very light tan head.
T: Very smooth with some heavy alcohol at the end, which i wasnít expecting..
P: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and warming finish.
O: I am happy Iíve had one, and hope to have many more. I canít help but wonder how much better this beer would be if cellared......
jdobbs (269) - New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
attractive off-white head. Aroma is metallic with overripe banana, caramel, and bread. Taste is banana, raisin, slight cola, bread, and caramelized sugar. Finishes a little sweet and roasty. Medium bodied and lusciously smooth
tectactoe (1050) - Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2013
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2013 Bottle: bronze color body with a haze throughout; khaki colored head settles nicely to a thin layer of foam. Aroma is very sweet & malty with lots of caramel, raisins, & lightly vinous grape. Mild alcohol character. Taste is sweet as well, lots of caramel & toffee malt, boozy raisins, lightly sweet & nearly tart with a more bitter, date & prune skin finish. Overall, a little too sweet for my tastes, not a huge fan of the enormous raisin flavors, either... Needs more balance.
Valgreen (415) - DENMARK - OCT 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Max. Served in an ikea plastic cup. Clear dark brown, small off white head, some lacing. Aroma, malty, spices, belgian yeast, a sourness. Taste, malty, spicy, belgian yeast, brown sugar, raisins.
sitzds (240) - - OCT 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at DFH alehouse Fairfax poured into pint. Medium brown, minimal head with little lacing. Aroma is raisins/dried fruit, caramel, alcohol - all faint. Flavor is similar, with an almost figgy taste, overall, and a red wine note. Good mouthfeel, medium bodied with medium carbonation.
hman43 (202) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
There is a bountiful of smells that make up the aroma. There is a complex combination of molasses, raisin, caramel, and yeast. Itís deep amber in color with a tan head. There is a pleasant combination of raisin and malt with a wee bit of bitterness as it goes down.