deyholla (9265) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber with a light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has sweet grains and Belgian candied sugar supported by dates and raisins. Flavor is similar with sweet grains and Belgian candied sugar up front with a growing presence of dates, raisin and a bit of plum.
jackl (6357) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Deyholla! Slightly hazy Amber pour with an off-white head. Pretty sweet, fruity nose. Dark fruit skin. Fig, plum, raisin. Mellow spiciness. Toffee. Similar flavor. Pretty sweet with mild spice on the finish. Caramel-slathered raisin toast. A touch peppery. Oily. A bit hot. OK.
Aggiebob (519) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 30, 2016
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. It poured an orange gold with an off-white head. The aroma was fruity and malty. The flavor included plums, raisins and grapes. It was a little sweet on the finish.
Clarkdvm (346) - Florida, USA - APR 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Looks beautiful. Tastes wonderful. Only downside is aroma. Solid American strong
Lemke10 (927) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This pours a dark amber color with a foamy, beige head. The aroma is strong with malts and yeast. The taste is big with bready tone, dark fruits mixed with spices, and a little banana. Fairly good tasting considering the lower rating. Worth a try!
madvike (3149) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Rosy amber pour with a thick tan head. Nose is not very pungent--pear juice, canned peaches, and sweet bready malt. Lots of honey. Taste is similar, with honey bread malt, sweet and sticky tropical fruit juice, candi sugar. A bit of grassy hope on the finish. Slick and medium bodied with medium carbonation. Too sweet for my tastes, but in small quantities this could be a pleasant sipper.
wlajwl (5057) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is dark fruit, earthy and malts. The flavor is dark fruit/grapes, malts, mild/medium sweetness, fruit and a warming/alcoholic finish.
tmoreau (3266) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2014 Shared 16 oz. bottle poured to snifters, showing a hazed, copper color, with a modest, off white layer of head foam, and wavy lacing. The nose was spice, and fruit with tropical notes as mango, and some pit fruit. Medium+ bodied, the taste was candy-like that thankfully faded some, managed the alcohol quite well, but still remained a little too sweet for me at the finish. Shared another 16 oz. bottle with beer friends, and this time, picked up on additional aroma notes that were floral, and as red licorice. Still a bit too sweet for me.
notalush (5561) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
One pint bottle picked up in Wisconsin - I think there are ratings for multiple versions of this beer under this entry - for example, previous ratings mention.cherries and barrel-aging - these are clearly not the case with this bottle in front of me - anyway - lightly hazy light ruby - thick, soapy lace - nose is fairly sweet, but has inviting, complex aromatics - raisin, fig, date, treacle, clove, light pepper, cinnamon - low carbonation, watery texture - flavor is a let down given the aroma - very sweet, with a lot of alcohol presence (not just the heat, but the actual flavor of the alcohol) - moderate bitterness - some raisin, treacle - just a hot, sweet mess that almost tastes like someone dumped cheap vodka into a lower abv beer.
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Tap] Pours a cloudy light amber color with a small cap of head. Nose is of sweet malts, sweet light fruits and maple syrup. Taste is of spicy yeast, sweet fig, lots of residual sugar, fruit and cherry brandy. Hot and thin finish throws off the balance a bit. Otherwise it’s OK.