AirForceHops (4032) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz. bottle. Dark ruby in color with thin head in a chalice. Nose is a mix of Dates and fig juice. Damn, I just saw on the label they use juice from concentrate. Yeah, the flavor is mostly juice. Huge dates, figs and light candy sugar toward the finish. I don’t get and yeast flavors at all. Lingering dates in the finish. Maybe I’m just not a huge fan of Date juice. meh
WheatKing (1319) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 30, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from the holiday gift pack. Wow just realized the sh"malt"z pun. Pours copper, beige head. Nose of pomegranate/grapefruit, dark malt plum, pepper. Flavour is combination of plum malts and pomegranate and phenols...one of the strangest flavour profiles I’ve encountered in a beer, really clashes. Nonetheless, glad I tried it.
fcjack1 (212) - Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Tacoma food Coop. Pours a dark, dark brown. Scent is a little boozy. A bit of a scotch scent. Taste is a little boozy. Taste some fruity trail mix. Good stuff.
suprchunk (2499) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, opaque, brown colored pour. Big off-white head. Plenty of lacing. Malty aroma with hints of fruit - dates, pomegranates, sour cherries. Big malty taste with chocolate and dried dark fruit. Fruity finish. Very good.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Clear amber/brown with a small light tan head. Aroma of dates, sugar, plums, toffee and alcohol. Flavor is more sweet malt and dark, dried fruit with some alcohol and vanilla. Medium body with a sweet finish. Not bad but really sweet, good in small doses.
unclemike (2435) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark copper with a small ring of bubbles. Aroma is banana, walnut and a touch of raisin and chocolate. Flavors of raisin, banana, walnut, cacao, merlot, and a bit of soy sauce. Medium body is watery, dryish and has average carbonation.
Brewdork (228) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle (though it was labeled as a 22 oz.) poured into tulip. Pleasant clear reddish-brown color with a couple fingers of creamy tan that quickly dissipates. Faint earthy aroma with some dark fruity notes from the dates and figs. The flavor is well-balanced with malty Belgian brown ale with some tart fruitiness on the back end a some alcohol warmth.
freckles614 (3) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2014 does not count
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Malty backbone balanced by the different hops. Dates and fig add a touch of sweetness but do not over power the beer. It pours a gorgeous auburn/amber color with a light head and medium body. Flavor is unique and distinctive, quite a tasty beer.
GSH1976 (217) - Delaware, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a murky brown with about one finger of khaki colored head. Aroma is malt, dark fruits, toffee and some bread notes. Taste is sweet and follows the nose with a little bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied and a little creamy.
DocLock (8309) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy dark brownish with tan head. Nose is earthy, dark fruit musty. Tastes of earthy malt, vinous fruit, some finishing tartness. This one is solid.