Eladerman (77) - Newburgh, Indiana, USA - NOV 16, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This brew is delicious. It kinda reminds me of a mixture of brews. If you could imagine a mixture of say a dark Belgian strong ale like a Rochefort 10 and then mix it with a raisin based brew like Dogfish Headís Raison DíEtre. Simply awesome. A Match made in heaven, dark fruit, molasses, brown sugar, maple sugar, a loaf of yeasty toasted bread, plum jam, and raisin jelly.
EHouse (163) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep ebony with a finger of java head. Aromas of sweet aspartame, caramel, figs, rosemary,alcohol, and a hint of thyme. Big mother of a body that is syrupy sweet, with flavors of black licorice, rosemary, black pepper, and caramelized honey. This is a fantastic food beer but on its own it severely surpasses a sipping beer. Itís a bit thick, syrupy, sweet, and the alcohol keeps your tongue tingly. However, pour this into some sugar and caramelized onions or pair it with some intense smoked meat (lamb!) or a seriously sharp aged gouda or blue cheese.
adamjackson (1230) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a murky plum brown to black. Big caramel colored head 3 fingers. Fades slowly. Nice lacing. Smells like a salad. Floral and full of spices. Sad dressing and raisins. Brown sugar grape sweetness up front. Figs. Sweet finish. Candy like.
daje (1291) - NORWAY - OCT 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with esp0r as we passed 1000 ratings. Dark brown body, intense color, big beige head. Aroma of roast, caramel, clovesd and raisins, good complexity. Sweet and spicy taste, malty, lots of fruits, raisins, alcohol. Warming sweet finish. Not bad at all.
Strykzone (3814) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. I bought this in Tucson. This was big and angry from the nose on. The alcohol was no joke. It was sweet with lots of yeast, clove, dark fruit, and some roasted notes. A smooth feel. Very good.
esp0r (1259) - NORWAY - OCT 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the daje & esp0r hits #1000 rates sessions
Pours dark brown with a nice beige head. Smells of prunes, raisins, heavy malts, caramel and yeast esters. Heavy heavy sweet, tons of dark and dried fruits. Medium bitter finish which is quite earthy. I really like this one; the raisins added does magic; and iím not that fond of raisins; but when raisins can be like this itís very nice. A beer that is on the sweet side; but we need some of those too
NikkTwist (892) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Eulogy. Opaque black pour with a fluffy off-white head. Juicy dark malt flavors. Rotting red fruit. Prunes. Raisins. Blood oranges. Dried strawberries. Also some darker burnt notes of coffee, charcoal and asphalt. Nicely dark and blended though the palate reads a bit thin.
Malty_MacHops (562) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Top notch. The aromas are very vinous with characteristics of tart fruit, brown sugar, a touch of clove and a little barniness. The beer is about as deep as brown can get without being black with a dense cream colored foam. Sweet balanced by the tart fruit and clove characteristics. Medium plus with a smooth sweet finish.
keepersj12 (2251) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is sour fruit with some bread for balance. The pour is dark brown with a small head. The flavor also is sour with a nice bit of balance to it. Not overpowering. Well done.
kathouse (574) - Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep garnet with a frothy cream head. Aroma is wine, brown sugar, and candied fruits. The medium body is a rainbow of flavors including caramel, plums, toast, and alcohol. Finishes with a dry tartness and stays extra long.