Luvystypotables (1016) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Intense aroma of grapes, fruit, alcohol with a hint of malt. Cloudy copper color without much head or carbonation. Smooth taste of grapes, medium body with a sweet alcohol finish.
Scouser (293) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep red mahogany with beige lacing and no head. Aroma of gardenia and alcohol. Raisin, caramel, and alcohol taste. Not a bad winter beer, maybe better after cellaring.
ElCapitan22 (253) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice reddish mahogany color with nice lacing and creamy head. Smells of alcohol and is quite floral, gardenia to be specific. Tastes smooth and buttery and of raisins. A very nice beer.
KornDogg (553) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Candied malt, chocolate raisin aroma. Dark brown black, slight amber body with thin lasting head. Flavor begins with heavy plum quickly followed by chocolatey malts. Bitter chocolate finish.
UXO (763) - CANADA - JAN 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours murky medium brown with a short, short-lived light tan head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim, patchy lacing. (3/5) Nose is boozy raisins and other dark fruit, hot alcohol. (8/10) Taste is moderate sweet, mild bitterness, strong alcohol. (8/10) Full body, low carbonation, slick and boozy finish. (4/5)
A bit… “enthusiastic”. Might benefit from some cellaring to blend and mellow the flavours and the still-moderate harshness of the very high ABV. Sweet without being cloying, and with an interesting richness and depth of flavour. Not without its attractions, and very drinkable, but a bit of a velvet-covered hammer to the head. (15/20)
boozedude (2180) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wowsers! ...taste and arona is potent joy...hhhhhhbbhcjcjcjchchvhchchchchchchchchchchchc
Matt_Foran (91) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 23, 2015
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Very strong on the nose, with strong malt character. Taste more malts and dark fruits on the first taste. The alcohol catches up at the end. Very nice!
airrick2003 (667) - Louisiana, USA - JAN 22, 2015
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Appearance: pours with a smaller tan head that is soapy and dissipates quickly, the beer is a very nice dark maroon color, clear
Aroma: plum, raisin, kind of faint
Taste: very strong plum, strong caramel malt flavor, raisin, bitter throughout as well, cherry,
Palate: heavy mouthfeel, almost a cough syrup aftertaste, average carbonation, warmth
Overall: holy cow this is a strong flavor beer, the malt and raisins make it hard to drink, very bitter as well, very in your face beer that’s pretty hard to drink
Bebum (475) - - JAN 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium brown, clear.
Full body, medium in flavor, excessively alcoholic, silky texrureas expected from the abv. , avg finish.
Sweet but not cloying, good acidity.
Dried fruit, simple flavors, alcohol.
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closey22 (1182) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby copper with rimming beige head; aroma of paint chemicals with a sweet notes of honey,raisin, and cherry; Flava is sweet cherry honeyish; feels thick yet fizzy; finishes tangy sweet with notes of maple syrup