OldGrowth (2649) - 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 JDís 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
Stuedmaster (208) - Vista, California, USA - JUL 28, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice flip top bottle. Aroma of sweet malt and grain. Pours dark amber with a decent tan head. Way too sweet, almost tastes like wheat syrup with alcohol. I had to add a lemon just to get it down. Full body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, cloyingly sweet finish. Leaves a nasty aftertaste. Itís as if they tried to make a big beer and had no idea how to balance the flavors properly. I wonít be revisiting this one.
HughConway (792) - Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy dark brown, deep tan/brown head. Aroma is sweet and caramelly. Taste is sweet - very - and a slight bit of roast at the back. Can taste the alcohol. Gets more boozy as things progress. Not bad (well, these days, definitely ok with beer inflation) at $3/bomber on the discount rack, no way worth the $8-10 they were trying to charge a bit ago.
DavidLMU (21) - California, USA - OCT 20, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Wow this was disappointing. The alcohol was really hot and masked most every other flavor. Maybe I had a bad bottle, but it did not live up to its reviews.
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brokensail (10789) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ GABF. Copper pour with an off-white head. Aromas of maple syrup, raisin, cherry, and caramel. A touch of graham cracker, some booze, and toffee. Very sweet flavor. Lots of sugar character. Maple syrup, caramel, and graham cracker. Toffee, cherry, raisin, grape juice, and some booze.
beertholomeus (763) - California, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a ruby brown color with very thin tan head. Wheat, malt, alcohol sugar and dark fruit aroma. Dark fruit, wheat, unfermentable sugar and malt flavors. Malt, alcohol and dark fruit finish.
TinaBaninaBoo (1) - Pleasanton, Alabama, USA - SEP 14, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is 10% alc/vol but I wouldnít have guess it to be over 7. Overall very drinkable for what it is. Makes you wish you were in a cabin in the middle of a snow storm. Fairly strong banana taste, Nice toasted wheat flavor, but pretty much overwhelmed by banana. A touch of chocolate. Nice amount of bitterness.
mjg74 (2491) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from BevMo, Deep ruby in color. Super sweet nose. Some dark fruit and candy sugar. A little alcohol as well. Really sweet up front. Dark fruit and a hint of alcohol as well. Drinkable. Not great for the style.
Braudog (5647) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a murky, dark reddish brown. The head is an initial fizz, then runs. The aroma is bready and musty. The beer drinks with some rich alcohol-laced fruitiness, raisin primarily. This doesnít come with as much body or depth as Iíd hoped. (#5213, 8/25/2013)
9er (74) - Maryland, USA - AUG 11, 2013
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2013 This is a really nice beer to have with just about anything. The beer drinks quickly and the mild carbonation makes this happen. This is what I would call semi-sweet and the super dark appearance adds to this mysterious brew. I taste caramel, resin, raisin, vanilla, molasses and a slight hint of cereal. This is quite well-balanced and pretty admirable. Found four bottles at Ripís Wine and Spirits Shop in Bowie. Score!
coreyc1221 (260) - Truckee, California, USA - JUN 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells wheaty and malty with citrus out the wazoo. Brown as can be without being black and tan head. Tastes citrusy but chocolaty at the same. Like one of those cholocate oranges that you only see around christmas time. Kind of a creamy after taste. This beer is comlex as fuck. Iím getting a lot of different sights/smells out of this. Itís really f-ing good. Gonna drink it again in the future. Thanks Kevin!