scottw86 (1055) - Maryland, USA - APR 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a very cloudy reddish-orange color with almost no head. Aroma has lots of dark fruits with raisins and some alcohol. Taste is pretty sweet with lots of fruit. Raisins, dates, plumbs and other belgian fruits. A bit boozy. Finish is crisp with some interesting yeast flavors. Overall pretty good!
arone12 (905) - Maryland, USA - APR 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy brown with a thin head. Taste is of grapes and alkyhol. Sweet like brown sugar! Mmm
craftbeerdesign (2138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
tasting on 3/24/12 - thanks Matt! - sweet nose with dark fruits. med body with apple, banana and caramel. sweet finish with dark fruits and caramel malts.
BeerandBlues2 (9003) - 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 (6322) - 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 (4089) - 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. I’m 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 (3035) - 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.