Oakes (13426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 24, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque reddish-brown. Aroma of plum, orange, raisin, some sweet brown sugar and caramel malts. Fairly clean but yeasty. The carbonation is a bit zippy. Finishes with raisin notes, alcohol heat and a hint of peachiness.
rlgk (13157) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks to tkrjukoff. Amber beer with a small head. Malty vinous aroma, figs, raisins, toffee, nuts, milky notes. Raisins flavor, toffee, figs, a bit vinous.
brokensail (12765) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 11, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Opaque, burgundy in color, with about one finger of white foam.
S: Tons of dark fruit: figs, plums, and raisins. A slight yeasty quality is present as well.
T: Very similar to the nose. A pleasant sweetness which is complimented nicely by a bit of tartness. There is also a very nice (subtle) spice character to this beer.
M: Has the typical abbey ale mouthfeel. Nice carbonation and body.
D: Delicious beer, highly drinkable.
chrisv10 (12502) - DENMARK - JUN 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark amber with medium off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel, yeast, dried fruits, hops, plume and a little raisin.
Koelschtrinker (12439) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - NOV 22, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Süßer heller Malzantrunk, wenig alkoholisch, Honig. Etwas erdig, das Malz wird dunkler. Recht süß. Karamell, geringe Bitterkeit zum Ende. Nicht so ganz mein Geschmack. /8/8/7/11/7
bhensonb (12298) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 24, 2006
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly metallic aroma, but mostly caramel and fruit. Nice translucent orangy brown color with little head. Starts with spicy fruit, gets a hit of carbonation and seems to finish with a bit of hop and raisiny fruit. Got to love it. Fruits are less than plummy, and the candy component is well under control. Recommended.
gunnfryd (12286) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Red brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is Fruit, dried fruits, figs, sugar, raisin, sugar, alcohol. Flavour is figs, dried fruits, alcohol, sugar, raisin, fruit, hop. Nice beer.
bu11zeye (12147) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a dark mahogany body with a medium-sized off-white head. Aroma of dark fruits (dates, raisins), tobacco, toasted malt, vanilla, brown sugar, and herbs. Flavor of dark fruits, malt, and woodiness.
argo0 (12033) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 8, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(750ml bottle) Medium tan head atop a cloudy dark brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, raisin, anise. Taste is medium sweet, plum, some candi sugar, light cinnamon. Medium body.
Tmoney99 (11803) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured dark brown color with medium off-white frothy head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Medium malty, woody, raisin, yeast aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid brew.