tmoreau (2766) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle shared and poured to rock glass samplers at Lunar Brewing Co., displaying a clear, brownish amber color, with a thin layer of off white foam that quickly reduced to film and a thin ring, and left some spots of lacing on the glass. The nose was ripe apple, currants, caramel malt sweetness, and ready to pounce alcohol. Medium to full bodied, with soft carbonation, the taste was syrupy sweet, and pleasantly boozy, with a bit of tartness, and moderate bitterness that melded well with the other flavor notes. Numbing, yet quite smooth.
jhamp9 (1229) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear red brown pour with a light beige head that fades to a lasting ring. Aroma is sweet sticky dates, raisin, alcohol, caramel, and dough. Taste follows the nose with an overall sweetness and a good deal of hot alcohol. Slick texture with alcohol warmth on the way down.
arkurzynski (1677) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy red tranding to brown. Nose of dark fruit, raisin, cherry, and sticky caramel malt. Flavor is dark fruit cocktail with dark cherry, caramel, Belgian candy, and light alcohol. Lingering sticky fruit.
FestDecBeet (382) - - JAN 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Look: pours a dark brown. Light brown head. Very clear.
Smell: red apples. Plum figs. Raisins.
Taste: plum. Raisins. Sweet caramel. Hot alcohol.
Feel: thin mouth feel. Slight oiliness. Medium carbonation.
Overall: great beer. Like the sweet flavors.
First drank: mom & dads 1/17/15
Fritz123 (1266) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at the Syb Pig. Thanks Dan! Pours an opaque deep brown with thin head. Aroma is figs, raisins, slight caramel, and malts. The taste is actually very good for the high ABV. Caramel, figs, prunes, raisins, hay, and malts. Finish is slight boozy, but nowhere near what it could be at 18.5%. Slick mouth. Moderate carb. Very nice.
Dr_Fellini (721) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at big bold beer fest. Pours an amber light brown color with a light tan head. Aroma is mildly boozy, malty, dark fruits. Flavor is thick, sweet, raisons. OK. Big and boozy. Definitely gonna age my other bottles.
DearBeer2013 (89) - - JAN 17, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
18.5% Not bad at all. Pretty smooth. The alcohol does hit your sinus, but only to give a slight reminder of the ABV. Tastes of molasses and raisins.
CpyNPrnT (459) - Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of raisins, plums, dark fruit, taste is very fruit, raisins, lots of sugar, very sweet but the alcohol holds this beer down. It brings balance. Worth a try and I would imagine within 6 months to a year would mellow this brew out further.
Mittenator (1516) - Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Phil. Garnet with minimal head. Bready toffee, candied cherries and sugar. Plums, raisins, vanilla and candi. Hides the ABV incredibly well.
Niko100 (2159) - Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, candi sugar, rich dark fruit, & licorice; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, dark fruit, raisons, caramel/toffee, and some spicy hops; Warm but smooth finish; Considering the alcohol it’s fairly well hidden; Pretty complex; Not for everyone - but I enjoyed it.