marcus (5615) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours with a disappearing tan head and a treacle aroma. There is a rich smoked malt flavor with a dry slightly bitter brandy finish.
cbfobes (1942) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle, pours a dark red brown with a thin head, aroma has a good amount of caramel and nuts mixed in with a little bit of chocolate and booze, actually not all that bad, the flavor has a really sweet front end with some malt and caramel, the oak doesnít really come through all that much, the 9.3% is pretty much hidden so thatís a plus, nothing mind blowing but not terrible by any means.
ABUSEDGOAT (2159) - California, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Darker colored, moderate head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is nut, caramel, vanilla, chocolate. Medium bodied, quite drinkable, alcohol hidden well.
Patrickctenchi (2494) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange/amber with a small, yellow-tan head.
Baked bread, caramel aroma.
Woody, raw vanilla flavor.
Really nice stuff...mellow for the ABV.
cards04 (1202) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good. Pours a deep brown with tan head. Lots of boozy brandy aromas. Woody and lactic aromas as well. Flavors follow suit. Oak, brandy, vanilla, cream, and toasty notes. A tad watery.. But pretty good.
queenholly (2414) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Creamy butter caramel malt and fruity vanilla aroma. Clear chestnut with a small off-white head. Creamy caramel, vanilla, and light oak flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation.
shrubber85 (6510) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Lactic toffee malt and hay aroma. Dark amber with moderate head. Sweet brandy, pecan, vanilla, and malt flavor. Nice body. Grew on me as I drank more.
GIJOE (344) - Monterey, California, USA - SEP 28, 2013
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pours murky brown like cloudy tea. Nose is mellow malt with a hint of cherry. Taste is acrid and bitter, not particularly pleasant. Faint notes of cherry under the bitterness. Tastes as if it's been "enhanced" with brandy. Medium body. Mild carbonation. Definitely will never buy this again. I'm probably going to dump the rest of it.
GT2 (7034) - Riverslime, California, USA - AUG 30, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
650mL shared at Congregation Azusa. Pours a clear deep red. Medium foam with spotty lacing. Nose is dairy, vanilla, sugar, grenadine, some smoke. Taste is papery, watery, biting with a metallic finish. Watery, papery palate.
thornecb (3975) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour deep mahogany into a tulip. Tan head with medium retention recedes to hug rim. Hot marshmallow and chocolate covered brandy ball aromas. Thin and sweet with toffee and marshmallow upfront turning to vanilla and oak in the lasting creamy finish.
brokensail (9159) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Lordsburg Taphouse. Murky brown pour with a khaki head. Really woody nose. Some brandy, banana, vanilla, and sawdust. Toast, dark fruit, caramel, and a bit of roasted malt. A bit boozy on the tongue. Brandy, vanilla, and tons of wood. Toasted malt, roast, and burnt nuts. Plenty of dark fruits, too.