Theydon_Bois (16854) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Keg at the brewpub, 29/01/16.
Murky mahogany brown with a decent tan cap.
Nose is dark fruit rinds, light spice, Belgian yeast esters, toffee, dates.
Taste comprises tangy dark fruit, boozey Xmas cake, yeast trace, toffee, light spice, raisens, dried dates.
Medium + body, fine carbonation closing with a tangy dark fruit rinse.
So so ... unrefined - too bitter and sharp in places.
Leighton (18522) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours deep amber-brown with a creamy, tan head. The nose holds plums and prunes, faint toffee. Medium to big sweet flavour, with more toffee, ripe berries, plum, candi sugar, fruitcake, bread. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Lightly warming on the finish, with further rich and ripe fruits, toffee, bread. A good and drinkable. quad.
SHIG (4670) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft: Poured a dark brown with tan colored head. Aroma is dark fruit, yeast esters. Taste is yeast ester, dark fruit, and some alcohol.
adnielsen (10484) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap @ brewpub during RateBeer weekend, January 2016. Cloudy reddish brown appearance with a creamy brown head. Plum, raisin, grape, caramel. Moderate high sweetness. Moderate low bitterness. A bit twangy. Candy sugar and caramel, especially in the flavor. Ok but a little muddled.
phaleslu (9376) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub, served in a flight. Pours a hazy amber color with a small off-white head that settles into a ring. Notes of fruitcake, brown sugar, caramel, dates, raisins, figs, mild spice, and earth. Medium-bodied, with modest carbonation and a sweet, malty mouthfeel. Good balanced take on a quad.
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
[1/29/16] Draught at Marin Brewing in Larkspur. Dark brown. Aroma of caramel, dark fruits. Sweet flavor with caramel, dark fruits, alcohol.
JulienHuxley (5590) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample on tap at the brewpub. Hazy amber copper pour with gold head. Aroma is nutty, dried fruit, earthy notes, light booze. Taste is sweet, toasty, quite boozy. Palate is med full bodied with good carb. Nothing extraordinary but a pretty solid quad.
b3shine (8107) - Indiana, USA - JAN 30, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to taster at the brewpub (2016 vintage). This batch is 10.8% with 25 IBUs. Looks good; a hazy purplish brown with off-white lacing. Smells solid; a nice balance of Belgian yeast, raisin, and plum. Tastes like it smells, but less balanced. Very raisin-forward. Mouthfeel is medium full-bodied. Solid, but smells better than it tastes.
VsXsV (3920) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Marin Brewing Company. Almost opaque deep brown liquid with small light tan head. Aroma of dried fruit, raw sugar, raisins, toffee and warming alcohol. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of dried fruit, raisins, booze and toffee. Full bodied with medium carbonation. Ok.
Homer321 (4208) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at source. Nose is full of dark fruit, dried figs. Taste is similar, moderately sweet, light phenolic a compliment the beer. I really like this one.