BeerandBlues2 (7418) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap, Vintage 2005. Pours lightly hazy tawny with a small, fizzy light tan head, short retention with no lacing. Aroma is caramel, nutty, and bread malt, light earthy hops, dark fruit esters, brown sugar and light alcohol. Flavor is sweet caramel and toast malt, dark fruity esters (dates, plum, figs), light hops and bitterness, light alcohol and lightly sour with a sweet finish. Full body, high warmth, low carbonation.
Cletus (6177) - Connecticut, USA - APR 28, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber/copper with a white head. Smells of ha, dr malt, grass, floral. Tastes of dr malt, some funk hints, floral, some grass elements, some earthiness on the finish. Enjoyable.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
carmel and lots of grass in the nose, body poured a dark scarlet color with very little head. flavor was sweet and smooth, lots of caramel, some apple, some spices, some plum. mouthfeel was very nice, not too thick considering how much malt there had to be in there. I thought this was excellent.
nuplastikk (3276) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the 2009 MD Spring Fest. The elusive Pent style. Raisin sugar taste. Amber brown color, semi-translucent. For 14.6% it remain pretty drinkable, but there is some deep sugary thickness to contend with. OK.
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - SEP 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 332 of 500. Deep mahogany pour with no head left. A bit of a ring. Aroma of burnt sugar, molasses, and raisin. A bit thick on the mouthfeel. Nice sweet body after 3 years(?). Nice deep, dark fruit flavors and some wood in their too. Very nice after all these years. Does not go down like 14.6%. I have five more bottles. Lets see what happens after some time.
webjedi (250) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong, strong, strong. Sweet and fruity. Almost a cross between Belgian and a Barleywine. I cracked one of the three bottles I had for this years Thanksgiving with family. Poured a orange/gold color with a medium frothy white head. Generally pretty pleasant, and tastes beautifully malty and sweet. Iím lucky I have two more bottles (after having gifted one to a close friend). Now only if ALL DuClaw beers would be as good. (Bottle Pour 11/25/2007)
SpringsLicker (2822) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 3, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Kmweaver for trading this to me so that I could share this bottle with everyone at the Tennessee Spring(ish) Tasting!
A fleeting tan head covers this clear, dark brown brew.
Complex aroma that plays with some malt, licorice, Dr. Pepper, prune juice and smoke; all of which come again in the flavor.
Smooth, sweet, full palate.
A very good beer, but be prepared for a sweet one.
decaturstevo (4075) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 24, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Springslicker shared bottle 224/500 with us at the spring(ish) tasting. A brown pour with a light tan lacing. A huge raisiny aroma and other dried fruit. Just a hint of alcohol on the edge. A flavor of dates and a sweet maltiness that comes through almost like sherry. A full palate with excellent smooth carbonation and mouth feel. A beer that would best be described as an excellent dessert beer. thanks Jay
shigadeyo (2400) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle 224/500: A special "thank you" to SpringsLicker for sharing this beer at the Tennessee Spring(ish) Tasting in Knoxville, TN on 3/10/2007...
Repent seems a bit intimidating as it sits there in its large, nearly black flip-top bottle sealed with black wax and hidding behind an almost demononic label... It pours out a beautifully clear, fairly dark amber color with a fleeting ivory head. A very sweet blend of malts and aged fruits quickly capture the nose and dare you to venture closer. When you do, youíll also notice some slight smoke and alcohol in the aroma as well. The flavor is also sweet, but so very good and complex Threads of rich caramel malt, aged fruit (raisins, prunes, berries), cola, and other port-like qualities all weave together to create an intense flavor experience. The alcohol seems to masquerade itself well sometimes surfacing and tasting like port and other times reminding me more of sweet whisky. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy like thin syrup with a medium to full texture. This is a wonderful beer. I donít think Iíd have any problem sitting around all night enjoying this beer until I managed to finish the entire bottle! However, itís so good that I nearly fell out of my chair and onto my knees to repent since I felt so bad for drinking it. Thanks again Jay. This was a rare treat!
BeerHawk (1748) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAR 13, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Springslicker for sharing this bottle with us at the Tennessee Spring(ish) Tasting! (Bottle 224/500) Poured a brownish red with a creamy off-white head. Sweet aroma with fruits (prunes & raisins) and vanilla back by a hint of alcohol and a whiff of smoke. The flavor has very enjoyable fruits (apple) present with caramel malts mixed in. Medium body, creamy & smooth, and sweet throughout. Definitely an after dinner sipper. Truly a treat. Thanks Jay!