BrettTaylor (669) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
poured as taster at Ft. Collins site - nose of applesauce, walnuts, taste caramel, toffee, malt, liquor, long finish
firstsip (720) - Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at a New Belgium tap takeover. Cloudy dark red/brown. Lacing. Forgettable nose. Decent quad--mild bittering hops make it less sweet and a bit easier to drink. A solid attempt.
dEnk (4199) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is very sweet caramel and red fruit madness. Flavour is a tangy raisin liquorice madness. Meh. Not doing it for me.
PorterPounder (6520) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - 22 oz bomber. Hazy dark orange pour sticky off-white head, nice lacing. Muddled aroma, hints of alcohol, some blended whiskey soaked maraschino cherries. Flavor is where it really goes south. A booziness permeates it up front, some sour cherries, some ripening vegetables, a hint of dates. Mouthfeel is too slick. Back to the drawing board on this one.
ModeEngage (152) - Lowell, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours brown with Amber highlights. Astringent nose. Great head retention. Dried fruit, brown sugar, and alcohol on the palate. Tastes too much of alcohol to pick out the more subtle flavors, which is a shame.
burg326 (4931) - Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle poured a dark clear amber color with aromas of bananas, dark pitted fruit, light cherries, bread, and some yeast. Flavors were the same a lot going on in the flavor profile. The beer was OK I just think they tried to do too much to this beer.
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Heavy body and aroma of bananas. The flavor is ever changing. It includes a bread flavoring, coffee, the dates are there, dark cherry, and a alcohol bite. Smooth.
wisdomsolo (466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells delicious. Cherries, spice, wheat and breadiness. Taste is sour and an alcoholic flavor you taste in your nose. One and done.
rumproasts (4290) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. deep amber with small head. boozy with dark fruit and light cherry. pretty underwhelmed by this one.
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Toasted caramel color with a fleeting etched surface with light tan foam. Smells like cherry cough syrup with some bits of cocoa and coffee, a little marshmallow and yeast as well. Very sweet, cherry, some nougat, some medicinal syrup, not really feeling this. Medium on thin for the style with tight, clean carb and a semi dry finish. One and done here