TheBeerGod (5455) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 750mL crowned swing-top. Gorgeous copper pour with a dense, rocky tan head. Aroma is sweet with chewy malt notes, toffee, caramel, soft fruit, wheat and bubblegum/candy. Taste is toasted wheat, chewy malt, caramel, light toffee, soft grass, candied fruit, light bubblegum and soft dark bready notes. Ends with more toasted wheat, big caramel, chewy malt, dark bread, grains, light fruit and softer bubblegum/candy.
monk191 (1217) - California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An amazing beer. Pours a beautiful thick red-black with a light tan head. Smell is a little nutty and malty. Taste is awesome, creamy, with hints of banana and cherries, a little alcoholic finish. A great, tasty beer. Had on tap at Hopmonk.
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Patrickctenchi (4514) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample via QueenHolly/Shrubber:
Pours wood brown with a minimal, tan, soapy head.
Scent is dust.............plum...
Taste is toasty, dark fruit.
Slight alcohol bitter, but very smooth, dry.
A very subdued example of the style.
GandGKevin (932) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Burnt brown sugar aromas and clove. Clove with brown sugar over tones. Overall a very good bock.
queenholly (3092) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Caramel, vinous plum, and alcohol. Hazy chestnut with a minimal ivory head. Toasty wheat, burnt caramel, vinous plum flavor. Full body, soft carbonation, dry finish.
shrubber85 (8492) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Prune, caramel malt, and alcohol aroma. Hazy brown with minimal head. Sweet plum/cherry, burnt sugar, and wheat malt flavor. Light alcohol and herbal bitter finish. Not bad.
AxlLives (288) - Maryland, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - pours cloudy caramel with no head to speak of. Aromas of dark bread, malty fruit, hay and smoky figs and bubblegum. Tastes of dried figs, malted goodness, as well as a nutty sweet richness. Palate is medium bodied, sticky finish. Big burn at the end at 10%. Good, not quite the Eisbockiness one might expect.
OldGrowth (2850) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint at JD’s tavern. Ok aroma, sweet, malty. Little fruity, apple, banana. Some spice. Clove. Clean brownish orange color, ok head, no lace. Sweet flavor, medium body, oily creamy mouthfeel, sweet finish. Well, this was awfully cold when I got it. Took most of my pint to get the aroma. Flavor was nice malty toward type. Good, easy drinking for abv
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Pours a dark ruby-black with a thin finger of frothy off-white head. The head fades fairly quickly leaving behind some light lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of wheat, banana, clove, other yeast smells, dark fruits, spices, and some booze.
T - Starts off with some wheat and dark malt flavors with some banana and spices. Through the middle, stronger banana flavor comes through with some clove, other yeast flavors and some dark fruity esters. The finish is mix of wheat, dark malts, banana, clove, dark fruit, and a bit of booze.
M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and warming finish.
D - Very drinkable. Good overall balance with good malt and yeast balance.
bhensonb (12012) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 swingtop from Bine & Vine. Pours hazy dark ruddy brown with a tan head. Aroma of banana ester and dark "malt". Full bodied. Flavor is dark "malt", with definite banana ester. Finishes off the dry side - but a little sugar never hurts. It is an exceptionally tasty beer. Heat is detectable by the effect it has on blood circulation.