mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 31, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I am sucker for any beer brewed with prunes, plums, raisins, dates or figs. These fruits add such an awesome flavor to beer. They kind of turn a beer style into a Dubbel with a bit more sweetness. If you are like me. go get this beer! Sweet dark fruit aroma this is gonna be good. Great caramel brown color with prune sediment floating throughout the beer. Before I opened the beer I saw a lot of floaters so I vigorously shook up the beer to break up the sediment. Damn this is is a great beer and has a rating lower than it deserves only because a few morons have tried it.
BierSchneeman (10) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was supposedly the last beer rated by MJ for the Rare beer club...when presented people even asked MJ what he was thinking....but after trying it i whole heartedly agree with MJ this beer is even good enough to contend with New Glarus. the aroma was tart and very lightly sweet with a strong prune pie smell (like it had been spiced), the head was about a centemeter tall but quite lasting and opaque, the mouthfeel was on the high side of medium, thick and creamy but too much so..it was a little crisp and sharp (probably from the Legacy Plums) with a very smooth tart prune flavour. the colour was that of a brown red and opaque. this reminds me of a thin plum puree (minus skins) this was truely a phenominal beer even if it was a fruit...
DocLock (7445) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to my friend Jack Meoff for this (not his real name). The pour is turnid burnt sienna with ruby edges and a 2-finger tan head. Nose is heavy prune, candi sugar, dark malt, fig, cinnamon. Tastes like pure prune juice mixed with DFH Indian Brown ale, with hints of molasses, brown sugar, caramel, root cellary yeasty esters, and toffee. Rich palate, but toward the end it get s a bit too pruny, perhaps, and approaches pure prune juice in flavor. I loved this beer, a lot more than most, as it is a top-10 under-rated RB beer, but I go to bed sincerely hoping I don’t wake up with Montezuma’s Revenge. Cheers. and night-night, y’all.
thewolf (10708) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ OL i Aarhus. Pours a very muddy brown with a small beige film head. Okay lacing. Aroma is fruity with plums and prunes dominating over some caramel. Stunning, oily mouthfeel. Flavour begins lightly roasted, before going into a fruity sweetness. In the end there is a sharp fruity sourness to the prunes. Nice, nice brew!
Ibrew2or3 (6450) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 14, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of Quake1028. Pours with slight haze and appears copper with a rose hue to go along with a thin off white head. The aroma is full with fruity sweetness of figs, cherries, sweet raisins and plums. The taste has some nice balance and doesn’t get overly sweet as the aroma was suggesting. Figs, prunes, cherries and sweet stewed raisins are balanced against mild fruit tartness and some lightly roasted malts. It ends dry and somewhat refreshing. Nice.
driver76 (40) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Berry fruits and alcohol in the nose. Dark and slightly rose colour. Quite complex scent. Flavor has a fruity start that becomes rounder and the sweetness dies away just before it becomes too much. Dark malts and plum linger slightly before a clean finish. I normally avoid fruit beers, but this is quite appealing.
goozen (2680) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0,75ltr: A orange/brownish ale with they put plums in, maybe this will give its sweetish taste.
after4ever (5861) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750, corked and baled. Pours a very murky dark purple, near gray. Dense, creamy, fairly fizzy tan head. Sweetish nose of coconut and banana, if that makes any sense. Mild brown bread undertones. Airy medium body with plenty of lively carbonation. Drinks very light, just evaporates on the tongue. More coconut and banana notes on the mid-palate, seems to have no prune essence at all, really, but very well-constructed light flavor profile. Mild finish. This is a great food accompaniment, and could easily be served before or after dinner as well. Very flexible and understated, beautifully made.
mcberko (5228) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled at Dunbar Liquor Boutique, pours hazy dark amber. Aroma and flavour of strong plums, with a noticeable but well-incorporated alcohol kick at the end. Well-refined fruit beer.
DuffMan (6079) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared with Jeff. Hazy deep medium amber with a thick, clingy puffy golden head. Aroma is plummy fruit with spicy nuances and musty yeast. Flavours of tart plum fruit, subtle spices and yeast, and light Rainier cherries. Mouthfeel is incredibly soft and silky. Finish is sweet, but there is a light tartness that keeps things from becoming cloying. More complex than I’ve done it justice, and more enjoyable than I anticipated. If I could get more of this I would!