rougeau13 (2179) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours murky amber-brown with an off-white head and some nice lacing. Aroma of dark fruits, toffee, nuts, tobacco, and leather. The taste is sweet malts and fruit and a bit of booze with some nuttiness. It’s actually a little rough. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
brenn79 (1710) - Idaho, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle- Pours hazy orangeish ruby red with a one finger creamy cream colored head. Aroma is mildly fruity, chocolate, plums and cherries. The taste is the same, with a strong alcohol burn, chocolate covered cherries, dates, not getting much of the coffee, other berries. I liked this, it could have hidden the alcohol burn a little better, would have been better in a smaller bottle, now I have to finish this whole 22 oz bottle.
Patrickctenchi (4722) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 12, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours rose’-brown with a minimal. light tan head..
Nose is raisin, cherry, chocolate, coffee....
Taste is dried fruit, slight alcohol bitter...
A plastic/vinyl vibe to it.
A little wood.
More like an old ale to me.
Decent, but rather forgettable.
blipp (6893) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Big dark fruity notes, sweet malts, rum cake, and fresh bread. A little boozy. Good stuff.
TheBeerGod (5538) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Muddy brown pour with a short, foamy tan head. Aroma is dark fruit notes (cherries and plums), yeast notes, candied fruit and watery chocolate. Taste is slightly boozy with dark fruit up front, sweet malt, light chocolate, candied fruit, yeast notes, soft spice and soft caramel. Body is medium with a strong, bubbly carbonation and mild warmth. Ends with more big dark fruit flavors, ripe fruits, booze notes, caramel, soft yeast notes, light tobacco and thin chocolate.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from Sam’s, Durham. Wasn’t feeling especially quad-tastic, even though the lengthier than normal "winter" in NC made it intriguing. Handsome pour, ruby-to-brown with a small head. Nose immediately suggested an old ale far more than a quad, with leather, toffee, figs, tons of candy malts. Not much yeastiness or fruitiness that I associate with the style. And there occasionally crept in an odd dank or spoilt note. Another weirdly disjointed LOF beer.
marcus (7477) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours reddish brown with a rich tan head and a robust fruity aroma, There is a harsh dark fruit flavor with too much clove. This is a complex beer that, unfortunately, doesn’t taste as good as it smells or as good as it should be. Still, an interesting brew that deserves a taste.
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle. Fruity and malt oriented aroma. Appearance is. Copper orange, minimal lacing and practically no foam. Taste is loaded with dried fruit, boozy, a bit harsh with some flavors that come off as acidic. Palate is medium bodied and heavy with carbonation. Overall, an interesting recipe but a end result that’s a B at best.
DYCSoccer17 (3481) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 10, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
22 ounce bottle from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Aroma has a sweet, sticky fruitiness present, with underlying butterscotch, diacetyl, and bandaids. Light banana esters are present retronasally. Moderately hazy amber body present with a medium light yellow head. Starts with significant carbonation, before a little sweet toffee is encountered. Becomes a bit astringent, bitter, and ethanolic in the middle. Finishes really dry, and pretty unpleasant. Seems like this was overfermented, and all of the sweet fruit sugars dried this out way too much. Another experiment gone bad. I’m gonna give the guys at the beer shoppe shit for recommending this one to me.
Braudog (6000) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 10, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Sexy reddish-brown color, a bit of a thin tan head. Equally seductive aroma of tobacco and cherries. This drinks with an interesting character ... funny, I just now look at the commercial description and these guys nailed it! How do you pick out "leather" in a beer without making it sound gross? This is an amazingly complex and interesting beer. Well done! (#4979, 4/10/2013)