Nate (4171) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Congregation Ale House. Big malty nose with tobacco, raisins, plum, and light smoke. No hop aroma. Dark coppery amber clear with very thin head. Heavy body with medium carbonation, light alcohol warming. Big sweet start with raisins, biscuit, tobacco, and plum. Sugary sweet with sweet finish. No bitterness. Sweet after but not cloying. Tasty stuff.
bu11zeye (12693) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of raisins, roasted malt, banana, light vanilla, cocoa, caramel, and toffee. Flavor of raisins, caramel, grain, cocoa, sassafras, toffee, clove, and banana.
blutt59 (6502) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, dark caramel color with big sweet yeast and malted fruit. sweet syrupy finish
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this on tap at Out of the Park Pizza. It’s a big malty beer that finishes sweetly, with notes of cherry. The big alcohol percentage is well hidden.
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - FEB 16, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A really solid big bodied maltfest. Really liked this brew. A bit of spices but really a powerpack of malts that are awesome!
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2012 Bomber from Plaza Wine and Spirits in Mira Mesa: Chill haze dark caramel amber color with a medium, fading beige head. Aroma is toffee, raisin and prune. Flavor starts rich caramel and dark fruit with hints of dark rum followed a little cinnamon and a hint of clove with a light bitter finish balancing the rich start. Medium-full body is smooth and oily with moderate carbonation.
ADfan (852) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Downey brewing it has a dark amber color. Not a strong aroma but what there is its toasted fruits. The taste has caramel and some honey to it, kind of like a candied sugar. In the end there there is more dark fruits. Texture is very rich with a smoothh finish.
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear ruby color with a thin white head. Aroma bubblegum, vanilla and banana bread. Taste is sweet, fruity, cherry, spicy, herbal and delicious. I’m more impressed than I thought possible coming from Karl Strauss.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - JAN 7, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark orange in color. Really quite sugary sweet but not cloying at all. Seems a little weak for a quad but an interesting take for a Cali Christmas.
monk191 (1736) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very interesting Belgian style. Smells of cherries, and pours a deep red. Quite sweet taste of cherries and vanilla. But not too overwhelming. Sipping beer.
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