radarsock (1112) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Purchased at Leary’s for $6.50. 12.7 FL OZ. bottle. Pours a syrupy darkish coalescent cordovan with a thick a legging tanned head. Aromas of pine wood, chives, sorghum molasses, raisins, toffee with hints of bourbon vanilla beans and raspberry jam. Interesting. First sip: purple raisins, milk chocolate and tangerine. Second sup: onions, plastic and caramel. Strange. Gets more vegetal by every sip. Sweetness slows down to a dull murmur. I thought this was going to be loaded with brown sugar, but I can barely even taste it. I don’t know what to say about it. Lost Abbey is such a goddamned tossup these days. Pass.
madvike (3061) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by cptnspeed1...thanks Brad! - What a cool tick! Pours mahogany with a thin tan head. Nose has light spicing, big dark fruit, and tons of dark bread. Taste is big and malty with some light spiciness, cinnamon, and a bit of peppery heat. Dark fruit on the finish. Heat continues to build through the finish and pleasantly warms. This was a pretty fun beer.
OmegaX (1330) - Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is thick with heavy red fruits, some cinnamon and light cocoa. Spices and yeast are all over this one. Very thick aromas. Pour is reddish with a nice brown head. There are a ton of spices in the flavor, with some yeast and light alcohol notes. Tamarind comes out a bit in this brew as it warms up. Very bold brew. Good stuff.
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark brown with red edges. Head is small off white and leaves no lacing in my Hill Farmstead tulip. Head retention is decent. Aroma is dominated by booze soak raisons with hints of oak. Alcohol is so overpowering that some potentially nice flavors are lost. Mouthfeel is dry and full.
Chipalsa (1311) - Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance - Deep red, big toffee head
Aroma - Yeast, raisins, cinnamon, wet grass
Taste - Yeast, dark fruits, cinnamon, spicy, alcohol
This beer just got better and better as it warmed up. Incredibly fruity for a quad, and the cinnamon aided the alcohol finish quite nicely. I got to try this one thanks to the one and only OmegaX - thanks!!!
BeerandBlues2 (10606) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours clear brown with a medium, frothy light tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is figs, plums, and dates with cookie and caramel malt. Flavor is malt dominant with earthy Belgian yeast, dark fruity esters, peppers, chocolate and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
sonnycheeba (4129) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours tawny brown with thin, fizzy tan head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malts, raisins, figs, and earthy and floral hops. Flavor is bready malts, floral hops, and dark fruit esters with some light woody notes and faint caramel; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
trevor211 (1402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Warm black pour, tan head. This is JD, slightly roastier, and with cinnamon and allspice added. Interesting I suppose, but these spices would have done better in a Serpents Stout.
pilgrimoutlaw (841) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours dark reddish black with nice thick tan foamy head. Aroma of chocolate, raisins, alcohol, cinnamon, toast. soy sauce. Moderately sweet with trailing light bitterness. Full body. Lively on top, creamy underneath. A lot like DFH Palo Santo Maron. This would probably age really well, but it’s too hot right now.
jtclockwork (10431) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2013 Bottle. Pours dark muddy brown with tan brown head. Nose and taste of alcohol soaked dried fruit, dark fruit, cinnamon, nutmeg, dried mild spiced chilies and other spices. Medium body. Alcohol in finish.