Mdsurveyor (46) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft sampler. The scent is sweet and woody, like a quality cigar. The taste is dark fruit, sweet, a little syrupy, and warming - of course at 14% abv. I actually quite like the taste, but it certainly isn't for everyone. Another quality offer from DuClaw.
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bth122 (1259) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Torpedo bottle. I think this is first beer tried from this company. Full frothy head. Brownish color. Aroma is caramel, dark fruit, toffee, yeast. Wow, medium heavy sweet. Alcohol warms you. Lots flavors in this one. Pretty darn sweet with belgium candy sugars and sweet dark fruit. Complex.
GandGKevin (920) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Caramel and toffee with a little whiff of alcohol aromas. Sweet toffee and caramel flavors. Overall delicious.
ben4321 (3859) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2012
Location: Draft at Arundal Mills Brewpub, 5/28/12
Aroma: Nose of fruit, candied sugar, malts, earth, and booze
Appearance: Pours amber in color, clear, with a small head and no lace
Flavor: Taste is sweet and boozy, similar to the nose component wise
Palate: The body is fullish, with quite a lot of heat from the 14%
This one is not exactly easy drinking, but still, for 14%, this one does a decent job of hiding the booze enough to make it still drink like a beer.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Date: March 24, 2012
Source: Tasting, HMOG
Appearance: cloudy dark amber, wispy head
Aroma: sweet caramel aroma, fruity, light earthyness
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, caramel and vanilly sweetness, honey, just a touch of earthy bitterness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
TheEpeeist (3328) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Clearish amber brown with beige froth. Nose is honey, hay and candy apple. Ratchet up the sweet meter. Sticky, syrupy with a slight tingle and airy alcohol. Taste is cherry juice, dates, cinnamon heat, candi and raisin. Finishes with mild bitter grass; almost cloying overall.
Derek881 (1006) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2013 I had a 4oz sample of this beer at the 2012 Frederick Beer Festival and another glass in spring 2013. The beer had a copper color with a slight amber hue and a foamy tan head that had good lacing, some cling, and long retention. Its aroma had a big candy component, along with some sugar, toffee, and caramel, paired with some lighter pine and earthy hops. It had an over-the-top, super-sweet candy malt taste with a bit of caramel, and a slight mix of sour and grainy bitterness. The beer was thin and smooth with low carbonation and a dry and lighter mouthfeel.
coldbrewky (1422) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft with lunch last month after one of their serum IIPA’s. Glad that my wife was driving, because I was having co-ordination issues after this critter. Nose of sugar and spices waft from the snifter and is seemingly omnipresent in the open high ceilinged restaurant. Clear as a bell deep amber. Sturdy tan head even with slow carbonation.. First taste makes me sit back and appreciate. Undulating caramel surrounded by poking lances of coriander and clove. Body gets even bigger after the snifter is in one’s hand for a bit. I lose my point of the story twice. My wife rolls her eyes at me. Tummy rubbing good.
bigguns22 (660) - Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is not my favorite at all it has some great qualities and that’s why I gave it a 3.0 but its all most hard to drink its so sweet. Aromas of burnt sugars and alcohol stand out the most. Pours dark amber with very little head. This beer is a after dinner or dessert beer for sure. Will not likely buy again this was a gift for twindog.
BrotherJason (47) - Washington DC, USA - APR 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I respect Duclaw for not being afraid to try new things, take risks, and challenge conventions. Sometimes they come up with something brilliant, and sometimes not so much, but its always interesting. Repent is interesting and worth a shot if your into Belgian ales. It carries a fruity and sweet aroma. I tried it on tap in a signature glass. The poured is medium brown with little head (likely scraped by the tender). Very sweet malty flavor, possibly due to low attenuation or carmalization. Sweetness overpowers fruity banana esters and spice... likely coriander. Finishes with a light hoppiness and slightly medicinal. Interesting; sort of like a mix between a Belgian strong ale and a barleywine.