jtd6628 (357) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2011
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This perfectly balanced high alcohol winter persimmon style beer warms the soul during cold weather.
mverity (294) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a nice amber color with thin light tan head and thin collar. Aroma is a light caramel, some fruity-tangy-berry-like notes. Now I think I know what persimmons smell and taste like. Really digging the fruity taste in this beer. Great medium body and carbonation lend to a great beer experience.
Jamiesessions (29) - - FEB 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Persimmon flavors bring out some tasty notes, heavy malt backbone, warming alcohol is a good thing
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JAN 31, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle shared by Jersey Joe. Rating #18. This beer I really enjoyed, it had a sweetness that I couldn’t put my finger on, but it really blew me away. Very good. (2147)
HourGlass13 (212) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a murky reddish copper color, with a thick beige head with spotty lacing. Aroma is grain and caramel malt, some plum, a hint of apricots and the persimmon. Taste is medium bodied, soft carbonation with flavors of light fruit, mult grain and caramel malts, some mild spice and a touch of candied cherries. Finish has a caramel malt, dark fruit and low bitterness. Alcohol is well hidden. Very nice well rounded brew. Likely the best thing Fullsteam has done to date!!
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brewvival Trip Beer 80. Draft at Brewvival. Pours a clear copper color with a thin frothy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of herbal notes, persimmons, earth. The taste is earth, syrupy fruits, persimmon, cinnamon, caramel. Medium bodied. Nice.
drfabulous (4514) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 from Bruisin Ales. Pours a nice ruby dark color. Big burst of Dubbel/Quad flavor. Raisin. Plum. Some nice spices. Toffee. Caramel. Enjoyable.
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Unique, earthy aroma with some hints of spices and fruit. Pours an opaque medium brown with thin, fine head. Medium/light body, lively mouthfeel. Nice earthy/apricot flavor and smooth finish (hint of licorice-like flavor in finish), with a alcohol warming sensation. Nice to have a winter seasonal that is lighter bodied and easy to drink.
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery. I was able to get a taste of this fresh from the brewery on the day of its release. Pours a shiny amber color with a minimal white head. Nose of caramel, beets, prunes, alcohol, and baking bread. The flavor has some notes of raisins, root vegetables, a bit of hop bite, and a slightly Belgian aspect to the finish. I found it similar to Dogfish Head’s Raison D Etre, which in my book, is a compliment. While it was delicious, I felt the flavors could have been smoother, and the finish was a little hot. My guess is that this one would only get better with some age.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the tavern. Pours clear coppery orange with minimal light beige head. Nose of caramel, apricot, mild persimmon, and blended spices. A bit of hops. Tastes sweet but not cloying... a bit of abbey dubbel action with sort of a general hoppy "Belgian ale" thing going on. Some cinnamon and brown sugar showing themselves. Quite good. I want a bigger pour!