Ibrew2or3 (8074) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours a deep rosy mahogany with thin tan head. The aroma offers up lots of sweet juicy dark fruity esters like plum juice, blueberry, sugar coated ripe cherries and raisins mixing with a pleasing level of sweet malts and sweet molasses. Behind those notes are murmurs of earthiness and mineral odors. The taste has sweet fairly rich plum juice, cherry juice and earthy notes that seem to come from apple skins and dates. The fruitiness is sweetened by some molasses and malts and gets a little minerally and a touch peppery midway and toward the finish. I’m liking this though. Nice near rich flavors thrown together with some earthy notes. Alright.