onceblind (5147) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark amber with a very small and sticky beige head. Nose of sticky plum and Belgian toffee malt and candy sugar. Flavor has a lot of the candy sugar in the forefront, with a sturdy tone of raisins and dark fruitiness with some dark sticky toffee malt. Deep and tasty with a just little too much cloying plum maltiness.
Kevin (2129) - New Mexico, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This may be a new beer it is on the board as swabby barrel aged quad. Pour is dark red brown with almost no head. Very low carb level. Smells of brown sugar vanilla and molasses and booze. Flavor is smore like with a hot finish. Lingering cotton candy sweetness and caramel. Some dark raisin and a bit of barrel last.
drjay44 (2850) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours a thin off white head, with some lacing, over a very slightly hazy dark auburn (SRM 15) body......nose is sugary heavy sweet fruit, with plum and fig dominant......taste is sweet with plum, fig, and light spices including allspice...mouth feel light, alcohol heat present, carbonation low. While this meets the style, it needs greater attenuation to lower the dominance of the sweetness. If it were less sweet the complexity of the esters would be easier to define. BJCP 7/3/13/4/7