VeeDubber (21) - Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma- Dark fruits, figs, raisins, slight alcohol aromas
Appearance- Dark brown with a three finger tan head. Small bubbles that linger.
Taste- Big dark fruit flavors dominate the front of the palate, slight spiciness, and as the beer warms up, the alcohol notes become more noticeable.
Overall- An easy drinking beer that is intense in dark fruit flavors, and intensifies as the temperature increases.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at blue monk, darker cola colored pour. Surprised that here is no spice added, allspice notes are here. A little Christmas cake notes. Black licorice. Fruity yeast. Sweet but not overly. Pretty good at letting ingredients speak for themselves
bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep brown with some ruby and a small brown head. Aroma is rich and sweet with hints of licoricem dark fruits, and roasted malt. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, smokey, woody notes, dark fruits, raisins, anise, and other spices. Medium body with medium carbonation. Very complex brew.
DialSquare (3786) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle from market square. Black-brown pour. Aroma of roasty malt and dark fruit. Tastes are sweet malts, raisin, chocolate, cola, yeast, light licorice. Creamy medium palate. Good.
Jow (3033) - New York, USA - JUN 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at the Stags Head. Pours ruby with nice nose of cocoa and dark fruits. tastes of rich chocolate, figs, malt, rock candy, plums, and belgian yeast. nice indeed.
bp (847) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: dark brown, thin head, malty and sweet aroma, taste is malty, chocolate, mildly bitter, medium bodied
Maverick34 (2787) - New York, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught via stags head. Blaclk pour white head. Aroma is dark fruits and malts. Rummy malty taste.
thornecb (5123) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep mahogany into a Trappist glass. Mocha head with good retention recedes leaving scant sheets. Dark caramel, roasted nuts and sweet malt aromas. Crisp with dark chocolate covered caramel and pit fruit upfront turning to bitter espresso in the lasting raisin finish.
jar72404 (426) - USA - JUN 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Champs. Dark with thin white head with good retention. Aroma is dark fruit, raisin, and yeast. Flavor is the same. Solid but unspectacular.
boFNjackson (4195) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... Poured opaque, near black with a thick, long lasting, frothy, tan head. Such a dark beer for such a mellow, estery palate. Vinous with plums, grapes, prunes and other dark fruits like cherry skins. Fermented malt and yeast tones. A fruit juice sweetness with loads of yeast spices and fruit esters. Highly drinkable with low hop flavor and bitterness.