Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Smoke & Barrel. Excessively sweet. Yuck. Dark fruits and a bit of dates. Then a lot of brown sugar and accompanying sweetness.
IrishBoy (4111) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Imbibe Wine. Nose is cherries, fig newtons, and toffee. Clear rust with a smaller, lightly lacing, beige head. Flavor is tobacco, figs, cherries, and a hnt of white pepper and alcohol.
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting brew. Pours a dark brown color, small tannish head. Lots of flavors in this beer. Spices, cherries, leather, hay, dates, figs, herbal hops, vegetal flavors. Fun but a bit too much happening.
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium tan color. Mild carbonation. Cherries very evident. Dates somewhat evident. Coffee not evident. Lighter and sweeter than anticipated. Not as good as expected.
MadRobin (2828) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap half pint at Gilly's Craft Beer & Wine in Rockville, MD.
Clear, orange-red brown with small off-white head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of caramel, cherries, berries, dates, brown sugar, raisins, yeast and spice.
Taste of caramel, cherries, berries, dates, brown sugar, alcohol, raisins, yeast and spice.
Medium body and medium carbonation.
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shadey (2079) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2014 Had this on tap at the East Nashville Beer Festival. Good aroma of raisins (which I like in quads). The flavors of rich malt and dark fruit are also welcome. Unfortunately the experience is tarnished by some hot alcohol in the finish. This beer will probably be fantastic with some age and time to smooth out. Maybe I will find a bottle to set aside for a while.
22oz bottle. less dark fruit aromas that I found so attractive, but also far less hot alcohol. seems both faded, but also smoother.
Thisis12ptfont (1114) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown sugar, caramel, cinnamon aroma. Deep brown with a copper hue. Extremely sweet flavors of candied caramel, roasted sugar, amber malts and burnt toffee. Bland coffee/mocha finish. Overall, very simple. Way too sweet caramel, toffee, candy flavors.It’s like sucking on sugar. I’d give this a D- rating.
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mahogany colored pour with an off-white head. The nose is highly sweet and quite boozy as well. Alcohol, chocolate, dates, plums, and raisins. Brown sugar, hints of vanilla, and tea. Big sweetness and alcohol to the flavor, too. Brown sugar, dates, plums, raisins, and cherries. Some chocolate, brown sugar, caramel, and vanilla. Mild earthiness and perhaps tobacco from the tea.
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark amber with a frothy head but doesn’t have too complex of an aroma. Basically only sweet notes on both the nose and the tongue, Finishes weakly. The description does more for the beer than the beer itself does.
after4ever (7608) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22. Pours a murky rubied dark amber with a dense and creamy tan head. Sweet sticky nose, some caramel and a bit of sugary fruitiness. Sticky thin body with soft carb. Lots of sticky caramel, a little coffee bitterness, some mild fruitiness. Thin, thrown together, and disappointing.