dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle procured through trade from Ty and shared with Nate and Naka. Pours dark brown with amber hues, small, rimming white head. Sweet malt, caramel, raisin, grape and plum on the nose. Taste is caramel, toffee, lots of raisin and plum. Mild bitter. A bit dry. Dark and tasty with a great mouthfeel and a good look. Very good stuff. I’m a fan. Now where can I find some more. . . . . . . . .. . .
skortila (5239) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - FEB 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. 75 cl. Aroma has raisin/dried fruits, madeira. Very fruity. Hazy, dark amber-red coloured with an off-white lace, not much head. Taste is sweet with raisin, caramel malt. A little alcoholic, but ok.
caesar (6605) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Hazy redbrown color, no head, just some lacing. Aroma of loads of raisins, malt, sugar, madeira/port. Taste of liquor, fruits, quite alcoholic. Bit off-balance.
Nate (4171) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled from 750mL from dpjuart. Subtle warm malty aroma, caramel and Tootsie Roll. Macerated raisins, plum, light toffee. Light vaporous notes, alcohol, chocolate. Subtle yet full of different aromas, very nice. Rich. Murky brown with thin off-white head. Medium-heavy watery body with medium-light carbonation, mild warming. Starts with raisin, chocolate, and toffee. Warming with medium alcoholic vapour. Warming with great malty flavor, light bitter hoppiness. Subtle overall, but there are some complex undercurrents going on. Finishes with mild bitterness and rich malt. Delicious.
bierkoning (12276) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Secret Santa, shared @ jbrus’s place. Aroma has raisin, port and earthy hops. Full bodied. Alcoholic, porto-like flavor with brandy notes, raisin and earthy and oily hops. Hints of cacao. Notes of wood coming up in the aftertaste.
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@Home. Raisin, grapes and madeira aroma. Ruby color, beige tiny head, few lace. Sweet, light bitter, raisin, figues. Alcoholic like a liquor. Not bad, nice flavors, bit out of balance and a bit like it was still too young.
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - FEB 10, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is alot like Raison D’Etre by Dogfish Head. Must be the raisins. The raisins give it a very dank, Belgian flavor. This doesn’t show so well in Lost and Found, but does really shine in this beer. Pours a dark brown with a nice tan head. Flavor is raisins, figs, cherries and chocolate. Very yummy beer!
gotbeach (139) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 9, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice dark beer with minimal head. Hints of chocolate and dates in both smell and taste. A bit sweet, but very enjoyable.
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very dark brown with no head. Nose is raisins, touch of antiseptic wood and just a funky edge to it, but not an overpowering one. Flavor is smooth. Nice even qualities to it with a minor sweet edge. Feel is smooth with a good carbonation to it. Easily drinkable. A well balanced quad with a sufficient enough edge to make it interesting.
dalekliz (908) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 3, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2008 Bottle. Opaque reddish-brown with a tan head that dissipates. Rich sweet aroma of malt, raisins, dates, molasses. Flavor is both sweet and sharp, with tastes that come in stages, of dark fruits (cherries, raisins, dates, figs) and malt, with a bite of alcohol on the finish. Nice bitterness and a big, full mouthfeel. Incredibly tasty.