notalush (5637) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to footy for throwing this in as an extra - I’ve had this beer a few times, but have never gotten around to rating it, so now I finally get to! - pours a very dark purple, with a small ring of off-white lace - quite a doughy aroma, with a strong boozy character, black cherry and plum - the flavor is much more dry than expected, with a strong spicy quality, cocoa flavors, raisins far in the background - the beer is a bit thin all around, allowing the high alcohol content to make its presence known - a bit of treacle-ish sweetness crops up at the end - this is nothing like Mother of All Beers - flavorful, but unrefined - brutish, even.
dwyerpg (5285) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 10, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
No head, a brown color. Smells kind of like raisins. Sweet and a little fruity, the alcohol presents itself just a bit too much. Still, pretty good.
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy reddish brown color with a ring of beige lace. Solid, complex, aroma and flavor of malt, chocolate, cherries, licorice and spices, yummy! The body is medium with a liquorous texture and gentle carbonation. This feels like a delicious liquid cake.
drfabulous (6009) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 9, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2010 Disappointed. Poured very flat. The raisin/fruit taste I looked for, therefore, was not forthcoming. I can taste the heavy-ness to it....but without much head, I don’t really get into this beer. This beer was less than I was hoping for.
Rerated with a 07 or 08. Wow. Fruit comes out more. Tart. Plumb. Cherry. Much better.
decaturstevo (5743) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 8, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A large raisiny dry fruit aroma with a super sweet nose. A hazy bronw pour. A very sweet semi warm beer. Carbonation is full with a solid mouthfeel. A very good offering
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - OCT 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flavor of raisins and plums. Was decent but quite honestly expected more.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2007
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle purchased at BevMo: Oceanside. An almost still pour with only the slightest bit of bubbles conjured with a vigirous pour. Loaded with raisins and alcohol in the aroma. The flavor is sticky sweet with some paint thinner qualities. Insipid palate. Another disappointment from a brewer that I expect a lot more from.
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured dark brown with no head. Aroma of raisins and alcohol. Dark fruit flavors to begin, mostly raisin, with a light kick of alcohol in the finish. Some spice presence.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - SEP 28, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle via trade with MrBendo. Initial grape like sweetness on the nose. Some pleasant yeast. A nice dry spiciness. Dried plums and raisins. Pours rich brown with nice violet highlights. Very attractive. Flavor was sweet malt with a nice yeasty and spicy dryness. Raisins and plums. Creamy on the palate. Mostly full bodied. Thanks Todd!
jrob21 (3333) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smuggled back from my trip to SD. The raisin and syrup come through in the aroma. The flavor is big, thick, and syrupy. Slightly smoky malt flavors. Slightly sweet and alcoholic finish. Honestly though I liked the lost and found a little better than this one. This one got me more drunk though.