tectactoe (1494) - Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Thanks, Kevin. Super deep, murky swamp brown beer with a creamy, ecru foam that lingers on top. Interesting, unique aroma. Lots & lots of raisins coated with toffee, caramel, & butterscotch with a hefty dose of tequila & wood in the periphery. Not sure if I would have guessed tequila without being told, but it’s most certainly tequila; earthy & semi-spicy. Taste also includes a unique combo of tequila soaked raisins, molasses covered prunes, licorice, & burnt caramel, leading to a woody finish with a boozy warmth that crescendos from start to finish. Big, bold body to match the ABV. A unique beer & a good one. I am not a tequila fan at all, but still thought this was fairly solid.
umich03jm (1829) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to pailhead for sharing. Dark brown pour with ruby highlights. Medium sized head that fades normally to a fairly thick ring. Aroma is raisins, caramel, and tequila. Taste has moderate to strong sweetness with lots of raisins and dark bread. Some oak comes later with a very noticeable tequila and alcohol taste which is distracting for me. Medium body. Overall, a little to sweet and too much tequila for me but certainly not bad.
Pailhead (4623) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of 5000 via trade
Bottle: The aroma consists of chocolate, caramel, cola, and faint tequila. It pours a dark brown with some orange highlights and a small beige head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. The flavor starts with chocolate, caramel, and cola. The finish has more cola, vanilla, oak, and a touch of tequila. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation.
JohnGalt1 (453) - , Idaho, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Buckeyeboy provided this gem tonight... Thanks Jeremy! Pours dark brown with a thin short lasting dark tan head.. decent enough lacing. The aroma is dark malt with a good spicy yeasty phenolic note that combines well with the oak and residual tequila. I doubt my sniffer is good enough to ever identify this as tequila without coaxing, but I dig it nonetheless. Flavor really needs warmth to bloom.. Again, the tequila is there, but doesn’t really get too big, I would appreciate a heavier hand personally.. with warmth, raisin and oak come out.. Agave? I guess. Surprised there is carbonation.
Interesting... Okay... Not really the best beer for a "tasting" there is a lot going on, but it is all really pretty light and never out in the open, this is a "thinker"... but honestly, it is only okay.
BuckeyeBoy (2628) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Pours out a dark brown topped with a tan head. Nose is roast yeast lots of malt and some booze. Taste is pit fruit sweet malts and lots of rich.
djd07 (3335) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle as shown thanks to Matt. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is a strong oak and agave. Medium mouthfeel with strong agave and oak with boozy finish. Good.
Sammy (8397) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
fresh bottle from bottleworks. tequilla and dark belgian aroma. a big beer, getting raisins up front and mollasses in the finish. big alcohol and unique taste even wifh food makes for a bomber that would have to be shared with many. a much smaller bottle at a more reasonable price would have been appreciated.
50belair (2169) - Florida, USA - APR 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Seth. Brown pour with a kaki head. Wine barrel aromas. Smooth and mellow tequila notes dominate with caramel malts, oak, and vinous backbeats. Complex with a good mouthfeel and body. I typically don’t like tequila barrel aged ales, but this one is an exception.
TheEpeeist (3283) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
25.4 oz bottle. Purple brown with a coating tan head. Nose is oak, caramel and raisin; kind of musty. Medium body with a soft sparkle. Taste is raisin, honey, vanilla and tequila with hints of chocolate, celery and banana. Woody drying with a slightly medicinal finish.
JohnnyJ (4259) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle many thanks to Prufrockstar. Deep brownish red pour, with a small off white head, and decent carbonation. Dried dark fruit, raisin, vanilla, tequila, a bit of spice, bourbon, oak, fruit cake, dense sweet bread, and caramel sugar. Q very dense sipping beer. The tequila is different, and not as overbearing as some of their other tequila experiments. A rich, chewy, sweet beer, but not as boozy as expected. Pretty good, and very glad to try this blend.