b3shine (3492) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to sampler at Dutchís. Looks decent; dark with some head. Smells alright; Belgiany and doughy with some spice. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Not my favorite style, but a decent example of it.
merc7186 (1462) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Sweet Bread, Dark Fruits, Mildly Boozy
Appearance: Dark Amber Hue, Passes Mild Light, Very Thin Head Ring, Minimal Lacing
Taste: Sweet Bread, Purple Plum, Figs, Rock Candy Sugar?
Mouthfeel: Mediocre Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Sweet, Mildly Boozy
ryanscourt (452) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really a little deeper and bland than I would of like. Oak/wood like body with strong hop finish. Hops are layered amongst strong malt and bitter spice. Sweetness and balance non existent.
Sikash (207) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice complies dark fruit malty aroma. Flavor is very smooth of sweet malt and fruit. Not as much many ester notes. Finish is fizzy smooth and sweet with a minor malt touch. Mouth feel is sweet and smooth. Carbonation is average maybe a little low. Awesome beer.
Steve_0 (1912) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Hops and Pie. Pour is slightly hazy amber brown with a small tan head and good lacing. Big tangy, dark fruity, cinnamon, heavy spicy, lavender, potpourri, bready, and lightly smoky aroma. Taste is tangy, fruity, yeasty, bready, allspice, licorice, tannic, red grapes, and husky with a lightly spicy finish. Slick mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Pretty good.
JStax (2336) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours a darker, hazy copper with a beige head. Aroma has caramel, nuts, peppercorns. Tastes darkly sweet. Dry finish.
citydave (44) - - JUN 7, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma and taste of dark dried fruits. Clean perfect crisp finish. One of the best ive had in this style.
douglas88 (5115) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Fat Heads. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. A big nose of banana, bubblegum. A rich and warm brew, big banana esters, some dryness, candy sugars. Good. Finishes with a burst of fruity hops.
BVery (5127) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the brewpub. Amber pour, clear. Small white head. Really nice dark fruit in this, plus sugary sweetness. Solid brew.
Tmoney99 (9583) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Poured a clear ruby brown color with an average fizzy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt, dark fruit and alcohol aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectation where met.
AndyReynolds (766) - Wilder, Kentucky, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Cincy Brew Ha Ha. Very spicy aroma. Dark fruits fo sho with cinnamin, beet sugar, and nutmeg?. Odd. Not a good choice for a hot day. Palate is carbonated and thick. A winter warmer. Flavor really lacks what the aroma lets on and is super sweet.