EHopper (576) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color and look of dark rootbeer. If fruit cake were to become beer, this might be what it would taste like. Figs and dates, nuts and sweet cherries, brandy and other unnamed flavors. While there is an alcohol warmth, I can’t say that I really taste it, well hidden. Even a hint of bitter at the end. Nice.
jrieger (3) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice, easy drinking strong beer and has packs a nice kick. Caramel, nut and floral flavor.
stevoj (971) - Ramstein-Miesenbach, GERMANY - JUN 15, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Superlative beer. Pours dark brown with silky beige head. Sourish, wine-like aroma, prunes, raisins, peat, wood. Taste recalls dried fruits and oak barrels, whiskey, wine. Finish is abrupt, and although flavor is full, there is little lingering on the palate. Truly gorgeous, a real sipper to enjoy.
Hippie1017 (2) - - JUN 15, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark to Red on the pour. Fragrant, bit of an aftertaste although not to unpleasant. Feel the kick after 2.
BiggOnion (36) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 13, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On draft...dark maple syrup color, with lots of sweet fruit notes. Good mouth feel, and a smooth finish
boogerracing (49) - Iowa, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark with a hint of red. Real good foamy head. Lots of raisin, plum, malt in the nose and on the palate. Medium body that will stick around making you want another drink.
eros47 (45) - Huntington Park, California, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brown/red. Bubbly head dissipates quickly. Very carbonated. Smells like plums, licorice, and brown sugar. Medium mouthfeel, leaves the palate sticky.
Abrakarl (112) - SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quite nice actually although this isnt my favourite style. Nice aftertaste. Sweet and slightly bitter. Might try again.
kevinator (360) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice but with mixed feelings. The aroma was sweet and malty, almost like a Dubbel. The color was a deep brown with a murky essence and not much head. The palate was higher weight with a creamy feel and not a high level of carbonation. Sweetness of raisin and other candied fruit was what I noticed first followed by bread and alcohol. This was desert-like and I could not imagine having this with any heavy foods as it does give a full feeling. Solid beer.
Elwood (2552) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 30, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Serving: 330 ml. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a deep red color with a huge head of large, tan bubbles. Good head retention. The nose is decidedly fruity with a touch of honey wheat bread and a good dose of alcohol. Syrupy and sweet on the tongue with all that alcohol giving it a medicinal feel. A little apple and cherry fruitiness pairs with a very light bitterness on the back end. Almost cough syrup like in itís body and flavor. This one doesnít do anything for me.
hoernle (1) - Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Best drink Iíve had so far. The taste was very excelent. The cherries and raisins are an awesome combo.