ben4321 (3463) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from State Line, 10/20/13
Aroma: The aroma is full of overripe fruit: plum, raisin, date, fig, etc., with toffee and chocolate
Appearance: It pours a murky reddish-brown color with a beige head and fairly full lace
Flavor: The flavor is heavy sweet, lots of dark fruits like the nose, rich and malty
Palate: This one is full bodied, it is pretty heavily sticky, rich and thick on the mouth
This one is a little over sweet for my palate. The correct components are here, and there’s good complexity, but there’s just too much sticky sweetness for it to be a top of style offering.
maneliquor (2726) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle cheers to Ken. Clear amber pour with little head to talk about. Loads of dark fruits - plum, date, prune, touch of spice and fairly hot. A fair bit of fig. Booze is there. Nothing special
jmagnus87 (2183) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. From notes. Fruity and boozy with raisins, chocolate and dark fruits. Very good.
Leighton (9626) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Bruce’s in London - thanks to Kenny. Pours unclear copper with a bubbly tan head. The nose holds toffee, ripe fruits, rich bread. Medium to big sweet flavor with some dried fruits, alcohol boost, dry toast, cherries, grapes. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warm finish, more dried fruits, berries, orange, bread, dry toffee. Decent.
Fritz123 (707) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle share at the Syb Pig. Small snifter. Pours a dark brown with a thin eggshell head. Aroma is dark chocolate, nibs, cherries, sugar, and liquor. Taste is dark chocolate, cherry cordial, light orange, cocoa nibs, and booze. Medium body. (I found it somehow a little watery??) Sort of a mediocre taste. Finish was kind of flat. Not my favorite.
Suttree (4866) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mahogany brown, with a loose white head. Smells like cherry, coffee, and dark chocolate. Taste is dark chocolate covered cherries with a cup of coffee. Tasty, but a little on the heavy side...
merc7186 (1656) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Dark Amber Hue, Passes Mild Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing
S: Boozy, Cherries, Mild Sweet Bread, Mild Dates
T: Marachino Cherries, Mild Sweet Bread, Mild Coffee
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Boozy
Overall, great smelling quad, mediocre on the taste.
zmanzorro (128) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from bottle into a tulip glass. Pours an opaque amber/brown with a moderate tan head and some lacing. Aroma is of dark fruits, cherries, and candi sugars. Taste is sweet with dark fruits and somewhat boozy. Mouthfeel is a little sharp on the front and a lingering sensation in the roof of the mouth. Was expecting it to be a bit smoother and silkier for a quad.
rdixon77 (409) - Georgia, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strange beer. Had a beautiful rusty brown color with white head and nice lacing. The aroma was heavy booze, reminiscent of hot buttered rum. Nice cherries, tobacco, and brown sugar. Very warming. The mouthfeel was flat and grainy, like the bitter part of the pecan.
eelbasher (285) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz, thanks again Dad! Pours orange/amber with a light Carmel colored head. Nice lacing on the glass. Aromas of candied fruits, cherry, booze, burnt sugar, and a touch of estery spice. The flavor is mild and somewhat of a letdown. Caramel, candied fruit, light spice, and warming alcohol for the flavor. This tastes somewhat like a homebrewed stron ale that I made before years ago. Nice carbonation and easy to drink dispite the abv. Confusing beer