KansaiBeerLvrs (919) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
9.4% bottle from Rakuten. Dark brown mellow brown color, minimal to non-existent head. Malty fig, plum, fruity aroma. The mouthfeel is of a zesty light carbonation. The flavor is sweet, typical fruity Belgian yeast esters with a few spice notes. A nice abbey ale from the US which is worth trying out.
DeliveryDriver (170) - Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear, deep ruby with a finger of foamy, tan head that dissipates slowly into a cap. Yeasty dark fruits on the nose, mostly plumb, as well as some butterscotch. The flavor seems to just explode on the tongue, but then seems to dull itself down a bit. Yeasty and fruity all the way down. While it has a thick and sticky mouthfeel, seems to be a bit lighter bodied than this would indicate. A solid beer, just missing that little bit that would bring it into the great beer category.
rangerred (788) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle into a goblet.
Pours a nearly clear dark brown with really no head to speak of. Some very thin lacing on the sides of the glass.
Aroma of dark fruit and candy, caramel, along with some toast. There is definitely a brothy note as well.
Lots more caramel and toast on the taste quickly followed by dates and plums. There is a strong sherry note along with more broth. Sweetness pervades throughout and becomes a little much at times. Another think that really strikes me is how thin the mouthfeel is.
Overall, I’m not really impressed by this one at all. It lacks any real depth and the sherry/port sweetness is a bit overbearing. It does help out a good cause, though, so it does have that going for it.
BeerFunGuy (413) - California, USA - JUL 14, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This extremely beautiful has an reddish brown color. It's aroma has rich notes of caramel. It has a fruity flavor with pomegranate notes. It finishes very clean and sweet. Drank this to toast my best friend's marriage one year ago yesterday.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
keanex (1144) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
No bottling information.
Appearance: The body is murky with an opaque chestnut, light is only visible on the edges. The head is very thin with poor retention, settling quickly into a dense light tan ring.
Aroma: Deep purple raisin aromas greet the nose backed by a big thick malt presence with a presence of brown sugar, caramel and hints of cocoa.
Taste: Big raisin notes greet the tongue instantly and remain a strong presence through to the finish, big caramel flavors back this with hints of brown sugar. Cloves are light on the finish and a sweet purple, slightly medicinal, grape flavor accents it. The finish lingers and warms my throat.
Palate: Thick and syrupy with light carbonation.
Overall: I greatly enjoy this, it’s simple but it’s done right and makes for a great example of an American quad.
Gramoit (333) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big syrupy beer, with large dark fruit flavours, caramel. A little too boozy on the nose which was a little drawback. Overall a enjoyable beer.
FriendOfBeer (54) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2013 Dark cherry red appearance. Palate is filled with figs and cherries, very carbonated, high alcoholic taste. All fades away rather quickly leaving only fruitiness which warrants this a near 4 rating. ---Rated via Beer Buddy
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Stag’s Head. Pours mostly clear reddish amber with a thick tan head. Aromas of dark fruits, malts and caramel. Taste is very fruity, with caramel sweetness, yeast, raisins, plums, figs and light roast. Sweet, with notes of warming alcohol in the finish.
kcorum10 (265) - Arizona, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear dark brown with aromas of sweet fruit and syrup. Flavors of figs and other dried fruits provide a sweetness that is followed up with with a slight cough syrup taste. Not a bad beer over all.
Jorn69 (328) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2013
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
@ Havregatan. Flaska från Systembolaget (30:-). Doft av körsbär, söt malt. Smak av torkad frukt, kryddor, russin.