EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Interesting red amber, even orange and brown, ok hard to describe the color. Every whiff brings something else. Maybe like smelling a warm piece of fruit cake. The flavor was better than I remember of any fruitcake. Deep, spicy, drinkable flavor, with all the flavors of a fruitcake as it was meant to be.
hman43 (620) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
It pours amber with a tan head. It does produce a fair amount of lacing as the head disappears. It has a brown sugar aroma mixed with caramel and spices. It has a strong taste of molasses and brown sugar, with oak flavors that compliment the flavors well.
hamilton23 (617) - Alpine, California, USA - JAN 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle from Manny57. Pours an orange/amber color with white head. Aroma is toffee and pineapple? Taste is sweet but balanced with a nice bitterness in the end.
Hanoi (616) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Nose is rich molasses, brown sugar, marzipan, slight brandy. Taste is rich, vanilla, brandy butter, brown sugar, booze, leading to dry leather and oak, some dark chocolate and earth then an oily pine finish. MOuthfeel is slick.
An outstanding beer that is maybe just a touch to bitter in the finish for my personal preference.
LuckyDog (614) - - SEP 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great creamy head. Slight alcohol flavor. Some caramel notes. Not much hops.
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - AUG 24, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a rusty brown with a thin ring of a head. Aroma is of sweet roll dough, slight toastyness, some hops behind the malt, and some mild alcoholic fumes. Flavor is of sweet toasty bread, brown sugar, full bitterness in the middle and finish, some fruiy hops riding underneath the malty sweetness A slight burn alcoholic warmth in the back of the throat.Ful body, velvety palate with a little bit of syrupynes. Aftertaste is Sweet toasty bread with a bit if residual sweetness staying on the tongue.
HerrBierkoenig (610) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From 0,355l bottle, BBD: 05.12.2015 Pours light cloudy brilliant golden amber liquid, small to medium frothy tan head, Aroma: candied apricots, resins, molasses, floral, warming alcohol, Taste: heavy sweet, medium bitter, no acid, sweet, candied fruits, citrus, lemon grass, floral, molasses, resins, warming alcohol, whiskey wooden taste, harsh bitter sweetness, Palate: full body, oily texture, soft carbonation, long sweet alcohol finish, Overall: perfect old ale, bit too sweet, but still very nice and tempting. Enjoyed.
fiercepanda (610) - Missouri, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A clear reddish beer with a small white head. The aroma is clean grain and sweet malt with toffee. The flavor is quite sweet, toffee and candy with a slight chocolate taste. Good body and the alcohol is not overwhelming.
odinstyr (610) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear red with barely any head. Smells of oak, dark breads, vanilla, hint of alcohol. Taste is sweet, mildly bitter - a lot of oak, vanilla, malty.
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a nice dark brown color. Looked thick in the glass. Smelled strong and intimidating. Taste really smacked me in the mouth. Big malts and sharp pine notes. Dark fruit with hints of wood and bourbon. All I could think while drinking this is that it would be nice in about a year. Really good stuff. Potent and sharp.