vtafro (5545) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Chocolate, vanilla, oak and light bourbon aromas. Sweet chocolate, roasted malt, bourbon influences. Big beer.
PhillyCraft (4765) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Eric with a bunch of brahs. Pours reddish brown with smaller head, notes of molasses, sticky toffee, dark malts, sweet fruit. Very rich just needed a little more butter complexity. Nice brew but certainly no M.
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a tan head.
Smell boozy prune, vanilla, big strong and sweet
Taste is much the same, sweet strong and boozy. Raisin, vanilla, oak, caramel
I thought this was pretty nice, the tasting group didn’t agree.
arminjewell (9152) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, dark brownish black pour with thin tan head, aroma brought notes of lots of red wine, slight earth, oak, hints of toffee, slight red fruits, slight toffee, molasses, interesting. Taste is much better, hints of oak, red wine, nice red fruit, touch of grape, nice oak, slight vanilla, hints of earth, slight spice notes from the yeast, finishing fairly sweet, spicy, dry. Interesting.
adnielsen (10312) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Steve’s house, courtesy of arminjewell. Pours a dark brown appearance with a fizzy brown head. Red wine, roasty chocolate, caramel, fig, dark fruity aroma. Tangy, dark berry, fig, plum, red wine, caramel, chocolate, a bit sugary flavor that is well carbonated. Quite smooth for the alcohol level. Pretty tasty. Thanks Armin.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at RBSG. From notes. Dark fermented fruits, caramel, rasins and toffee. Pretty boozy. Very enjoyable.
TheHOFF43 (1857) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at RBSG. Pour is copper with minimal head. Caramel, dark fruits, toffee, raisins on the nose and tongue. Somewhat boozy, but only to the point where it is slightly warming.
portableparty (2257) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at RBSG. Poured murky rust copper with no head. Aroma was sweet caramel some raisin and boozy. Taste was tons of caramel malt roasty and yeast with a warming finish. Palate was full slick sticky and dry.
BVery (8912) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bomber at RBSG. Dark brown pour with a beige head. Some tart cherry in this. Very carbonated. Lively on the tongue. Decent.
mikem409 (1950) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thanks shig. Pours amber thin head. Wine tart aroma. Taste is malty sweet and tart cherry.