Dfonorow (1676) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavor of sour fruit, vanilla, figs, plums, nutmeg, bourbon barrel, raisins, and molasses. Finish is tart and hot.
JohnnyJ (4728) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 11, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour, with a light tan head. Sweet grainy malt, raisin, plum, molasses, stale caramel malt, sour fruit infection, oak barrel, and cardboard. Past it’s prime.
Boutip (4995) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2014
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle: Poured a dark brown color ale with a medium size foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of dry fruits (figs and plums) with loads of residual sugars and strong caramelized malt. Taste is also dominated by loads of dry fruits with an overabundance of residual sugars and some caramelized malt with weird grainy finish. Body is about average for style with good carbonation and light alcohol notes are perceptible. No balanced whatsoever in this beer and a total mess – I had to drain pour most of this bottle.
deyholla (7450) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Adam. Pours a deep brown with a purple haze and a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of raisin with a hint of sour red fruit with a dark grain back bone. Flavor starts with raisin and dark grains with a hint of barrel and a tart finish.
jcwattsrugger (11315) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
wax topped 22oz bottle-shared by jtclockwork-pours dark copper with a dissipating tan head. Aroma is dark fruit-raisin/plum, oak/wood, spice, dark malt. Taste is dark fruit-raisin/plum/cherry, then background medium/dark malt, spice, wood. Juicy.
jtclockwork (9982) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle for rating 4,000. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose/taste of raisin puree, honey, candy sugar, vanilla, oak, cinnamon, nutmeg and dark fruit. Sweet raisin mouth feel. Medium body.
riversideAK (5726) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fuck this is past its prime. Jesus. Raisin tart sour brown sugar bourbon. Dark brown tan ring. Raisin tart grape skin bourbpn. Sour hars to drink. Is very bad at this point. Man. 9 volt battery. Some bourbon.
Ughsmash (7247) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Adam for the bomber! Poured cloudy medium-deep brown with a short-lived, kinda fizzy beige head. The aroma picked up grape juice, honey, molasses, and a whole heap of figs, with tangy oak also quite present.. strong, and it smelled like it was going to be a bit sour. The flavor opened with sour oak, tart vinous character, and some sort of dark, Christmas-y spice that I enjoyed, but couldn’t place.. sweet raisins, figs, and molasses again at the core, cut by oak and grape skins.. finished with more of the tart stuff, dark spices, and alcohol warmth.. tasty stuff. Medium-plus bodied and slick through the palate.. lower carbonation.. this was most definitely a big beer, but most of the components worked well together.
madmitch76 (16807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
3rd December 2011
ChrisOs Early December Tasting. Cloudy brown beer. Tiny pale tan head. Light and slightly dry palate. A little crisp. Tangy tart dried fruits with raison dominating. Mild dark chocolate malt character. Semi dry finish with a little alcohol aniseed. Tasty an intriguing beer, unusual.
fonefan (37272) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 22fl.oz. @ chriso [ oh6gdx birthday bash tasting ].
Clear dark brown colour with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, toasted, caramel, spicy, dark mint, oak, dried fruit. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet, light to moderate acidic and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, raisin, mint - menthol. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.