DeeBee21 (51) - NH, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy Dark cidery pour thick frothy tan head lots of visable sediment . Aroma of that same spiced hard cider notes of dark mollasses and juicey raisin. Flavor floods with tons of yeasty bread quality. Little of that sweet mollases and raisin in the middle then finishes almost dry with a burnt popcorn aftertaste. A little odd and unexpected but still interesting
craftycarl21 (2025) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Root beer colored pour with a big frothy white head- good looking brew. Aroma holds raisin, plum, molasses, cider, pear, and some great spice notes. There is also a great bready and yeasty quality to this quad. Flavor characteristics are marked by heavy spice, dough, caramel, and some definite booze burn. The palate is surprisingly light for the style, but this certainly makes it drinkable, which is impressive for 12% ABV. Not too complicated on the tongue, but tasty overall.
Jblauvs (1335) - Amesbury, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour with a large amount of floaters. Resilient offwhite head. aroma is rife with pear, date, molasses, a touch of rum raisin. bread pudding, yeasty and boozy. Flavor is bready, yeasty, boozy, some molasses, not especially complex but pretty tasty.
oteyj (2113) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of deebee21- thanks so much! Opaque brown pour with a robust off white head that stays erect throughout. Aroma is cider oriented- apples and pears combine with date and raisin to created an excellent sweet malt arrangement. On the more subtle, but wholly noticeable side, I am presented with dough, prickling spices, and a warming alcohol presence. Flavor presents a hefty, bountiful dark fruit profile that is quickly met by clove, banana, dough, grapes, and brown sugar. Palate is fluffy in its effervescence, but remains full and heavy throughout. The finish is yeasty and clean.