AndrewM (126) - Waco (Buckle of the Bible Belt), Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours cloudy amber with a fluffy tan head. Aroma is strong with cherries. Flavor is sweet and fruity. Lots of carbonation, almost too much. I’m not catching much of the alcohol in this one.
I’m wondering if I got a bad bottle. The fizz is an indicator, and it kind of has that ’off’ taste. It’s not improving in quality as it warms up. Eh.
RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 28, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2014 bottle in LA. Pours very dark brown with off-white head. Very rich aroma, malt and dark fruit esters. Flavour has strong fruity esters - raisin, plum. A hint of cherry and a little tartness. Medium-high carbonation and moderately bitter and dry finish. Excellent quad!
moderrnlifeiswar (37) - Maryland, USA - JAN 24, 2016
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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madchemist83 (221) - USA - JAN 24, 2016
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cherries, molasses, bread, figs, caramel in the nose. Dark brown with thick but light head. Taste same as nose, with vinous character. A little bit tea as well as sourness at the end.
Hiledd (41) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 17, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cherry and toffee aroma, brown to Amber color, taste is malty with dried fruit, banana, cherry. Smooth malty start with warm alcohol finish
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beverage_god (14) - - JAN 5, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: sweet cherry pie aroma with a backdrop of vanilla. Maple syrup and dark car as is also prevalent and secondary for me. Hop aroma not really apparent.
Appearance: very dark copper and hazy. Cream colored head which surprisingly dissipates rather quickly into a thin sliver.
Taste: much less cherry and much more sweetness, reminds me a little of oven roasted sweet potatoes drizzled with some maple syrup. Moderately sweet, but I think it’s mostly due to the very low bitterness. There is almost no bitterness at all present.
Palate: medium bodied on the body and pretty clean finish considering the alcohol level. Pleasantly creamy texture but not the carbonation I was expecting. Very long sensational finish.
Like many beers, I’d rather drink this warmed up to about 50 degrees, but in a weather-appropriate situation. The one area I was disappointed in was the appearance, as the carbonation wasn’t what I expected. The aromas and finish, however were unbelievable. A very memorable beer.
Hanuta06 (422) - Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: from bottle purchased at The Beer Junction.
Aroma: light citrus, soap, cherry and leather.
Appearance: average-sized, frothy, off-white, initial head with fair lacing and mostly diminishing longevity. Hazy, dark-orange body.
Taste: lightly sour initial flavor and heavily sweet finish with average duration.
Palate: light-medium body, syrupy texture and fizzy carbonation.
Overall: interesting flavor and aroma.
kingaugusta (160) - Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy copper with a decent tan head. Nose has a pinch of nutmeg on top of decent brown sugar, alcohol, and Belgian yeast. flavor is a similar sweetness with a pinch of spice. alcohol is well hidden. relatively short and dry finish. Good beer.
IslandHaole (1179) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - JAN 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Happy New Year! My first beer of 2016! Caramel, wildflowers, Ice Tea, cola and light alcohol in the nose. Hazy caramel colored with a short lived beige head that dissipates to a ring around the edge of the glass. Sweet, slick with an oily feel, lots of treacle, bubblegum with light spice. A tad over carbonated for my liking, but still quite good.
jsnicholas (456) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (12oz). Clear brown with big tan head. Lots of carbonation candied fruit taste. Good.
VastActiv (4540) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0.355l at home, Oulu. Bottled 12/21/12. Best by: 12/2017. Colour is murky brown with very small white head. Aromas an flavours: Dry fruits, dark fruits, dryness, some alcohol, Belgian yeast and malts.