Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber. Pours a bruin body with an off white head and poor retention. Dark fruit tones and spicy belgian yeast tones. Cherry, raisin, and some grape notes, feels artificial like fructose syrup and big sweetness. Sugar y and sweet with a lighter spice tone. Etoh latent fruit, some caramel and messy as always.
phaleslu (5154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample poured from a 22 oz. bottle at St. Louis Microfest 2011. Pours a dark, cloudy plum-amber color with a small tan head. Aroma of fruitcake, raisins, caramel malts, brown sugar, and earth. Flavor of dark fruits (plums, raisins, grapes), caramel malts, toasted brown sugar, earth, and dough. Medium-bodied, with a vinous, malty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Interesting beer.
cfrancis (2011) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Picked this up because I enjoyed the previous year so much. Shouldnít have though. Pours a dirty brown with a almost non existent white head. Aroma is grape juice and malt. Taste is like a big glass of Welchís grape juice with sweet malt. Itís one of those combinations that should have been left alone.
ChainGangGuy (4229) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Presents a darkened amber-brown body of modest clarity and a medium-sized, beige head with fairly decent staying power.
Smell: A scent of dark bread, liberally toasted, and served up alongside varying notes smelling of packed brown sugar, concentrated grape juice, and a drop of molasses.
Taste: Toasted bread spread over with dark brown sugar and crushed rock candy for a fairly sweet taste overall. Dark fruits along with a swig of Juicy Juice. Small hint of nutmeg spice. Minor bitterness, though it sustains until the drying, warming finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Moderate carbonation.
Overall: Itís different and interesting to some degree, but the flabby sweetness throughout has me happy Iím only stuck to an eleven ounce goblet and not a twenty-two ounce bottle.
milewide (1315) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy ruby brown color. Medium head. Aroma and taste are very dubbel to me. Grape in both aroma and taste.
heemer77 (5053) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 31, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ruddy and hazy deep rusty red brown. The head is thin and off white. The nose is vinous with lots of dough. There is also some roasted peanut. Spicy with a little bit of yeast. There is also some peanut shell. Hints of peaches and banana peels. Highly carbonated with a dry finish.
DuffMan (5772) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber, shared with jeff. Medium amber, slightly hazy, robust rocky off white head. Aroma is toasty malt and Welchís grape jelly. Very interesting aroma. Iím not sure if it is the power of suggestion, but the grape aroma was undeniable for me. On the palate, the grapejuice element is more subdued, lending a fruity sweetness to the dominant toasty toffee malt. Hints of cocoa, piecrust, and tea. Very interesting brew. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and found it very interesting (and dangerously easy) to drink.
crossovert (5627) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
It is sweet and malty, but not what you look for in the style. A failed expeiment.
502F (999) - Time Out, Washington DC, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
. Medium brown body with small unimpressive offwhite head. Slight purpleish hue to the body as well. Aroma is mostly pretty faint and mostly of light malt, slight belgian yeast, and a hint of purple grape juice. The flavor is a bit fuity, but not as much as I expected. Its simple and balanced but not too outgoing. One thing though, the alcohol is hidden unbelievably well. it tastes like a 4% abv session beer. Medium bodied with minimal carbonation. Smooth and refreshing mouth feel. Overall: not a bad beer. Its very balanced and refreshing and truly "dangerously drinkable"
maniac (3581) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle on 10/25/2010. Clear dark amber body with a small creamy off-white head. Sweet fruit, caramel and malt aroma, with light grape hints. Sweet grape flavor with some fruit and caramel. Medium full body with moderately low carbonation.