heemer77 (5156) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks for sharing, iowaherkeye. The body is cloudy dark copper with a light yellowish khaki head. The aroma has some leathery notes with some toffee. There is a little bit of sweet bread and earthy sweat. The taste has some light notes of leather and toffee. There is also a spicy note in the finish, like cinnamon. A decent and obviously big beer with a sticky body and noticeable alcohol.
Beerman6686 (5071) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one poured a mlight brown or red with a beige head. Aroma was of brown sugar, toasted malt, and some chocolate. Flavor was dark candy sugar, brown sugar, and dark fruits. Solid but not great.
Boutip (5031) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 22, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Poured a deep cloudy amber color beer with small foamy head with minimal retention and almost no lacing. Aroma consists of deep sweet malt with some dry raisins notes also noticeable. Taste is a mix between some sweet malt with notes of dry figs and raisins. Although taste is very sweet it avoid being cloying. No discernable alcohol even thought ABV is quite significant with a full body with limited filtration and some low carbonation. Very well done and definitely something I would want to try again.
mar (4997) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2004 bottle thanks to thirdeye11. deep amber pour with no head. nose is caramel, toffee, chocolate, no alcohol, and sweet. sticky on the palate, caramel, toffee, raisins, and dates.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml Bottle (Says both 2009 and 2011. At 13.5%ABV per the Bottle).: Got in trade, but I am not sure from whom, but THANKS! Aroma of malt, dark ripe fruit, Bourbon, oak, cinnamon, toasted caramel, sugar, and rum-soaked raisins. Poured deep amber/brown in color with a tiny, off-white head that disappeared, except for around the edges. Very hazy. Very slightly sparkling. Flavor is heavily sweet. Tastes of malt, dark ripe fruit, raisin, slight Bourbon, slight oak, plums, sugar, rum, slight cinnamon, and some fig. Full body. Oily, then dry texture. Soft carbonation. Heavily sweet, malt, dark ripe fruit, raisin, slight Bourbon, slight oak, plums, sugar, rum, slight cinnamon, toasted caramel, finish is lightly dry. 13.5%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
JK (4844) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2009
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light brown. Bitter, grape skin flavor. Some yeast, which I don’t expect from the style. Also, some unpleasant alcohol flavor. Something is wrong here.
TomDecapolis (4604) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks hopdog for sharing this 2005 bottle! Pours a mostly translucent golden deep amber with a smaller bubbly off white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, nuts, dark fruits, very sweet, alcohol and very grainy. Flavor was earthy, caramel, toffee and nuts. Also getting a bunch of dark fruits. Alcohol is toned done in the flavor.
badgerben (4564) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
SourFest II. 2007 Vintage. Dark orange color with no head. Caramel malt aroma. A somewhat bitter malt taste. Some candied oranges as well.
Patrickctenchi (4535) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample via QueenHolly/Shrubber:
Cloudy brown with a wisp of tan head.
Scent is darkly fruited, cherry, raisin, alcohol.
Taste is rich bread, fruit.
Thick and sweet, slightly boozy.
Big and Heavy.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Beeryum for sharing. Poured a clear amber with a minimal off-white head and oily legs up the sides of the glass. Aroma is sweet and complex. Notes of candy, toasted malt, smokey, yeasty, and fumes of alcohol. Malty flavor with plenty of fruit. Moslty red apples. Finish is a combination of bitterness and alocohol pepper. Very warming. Medium bodied. Mouthfeel is silky and almost syrupy.