DocLock (8016) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft notes from Capone’s. Pours chestnut with 1-finger tan head. Nose was roasty, earthy vienna malt, fig, cacao, brown sugar. Tasted earthy malty, with some fig and tart berry flavor at the finish.
jayzz (378) - Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vanilla fruit aroma and murky dark amber color. Has a sweet rich currant flavor with a very slight bitter long finish and fizzy palate.
PhillyCraft (3393) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, pours plum color with small white head no lace. Smells like plums, raisin, fig, and currant. Flavor is infected copper, sour butt, currants and weird off rusty notes. Thin and not memorable. Way too astringent.
TomDecapolis (4526) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy deep brownish amber with a small off white head. Aroma of sour cherries,caramel and toasted malt. Flavor of sour cherries, toasted nuts. Nice and dry.
TH28 (139) - - MAR 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance is dark brown with non existent foam cap. Aroma is dark fruit, clove, raisin. Taste is caramel malt, burnt sugar, pepper, and a distinct tart/sour character. Very similar to a Flanders brown as opposed to a quad. Mouthfeel is a little thin and light for a quad, with low carbonation. Finishes with caramel sweetness and a slight tartness.
Damico (2649) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark unclear with a purple hue for the currants and a very small amount of grayish. Aroma brings no currants, no sweet or sour prevalence, just faint berry. Flavor brings light pleasant fruit with some tart settling on, a bit of grapes, and then the ending is a bit abrasive in an unpleasant way. Body is clean and lighter than expected.
hopdog (9059) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a brown color with a smaller sized head. Currants, berries, some fruitiness, and some toastiness. Very light tart finish.
Brigadier (3050) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle
This has been sitting in the cellar for a while. A good beer for a rating milestone did not let down the expectations put forth by the Half Acre and Perennial brands. A true world class fruit beer is just as good as anything that new Glarus puts out and a benchmark for anyone to aspire to.
Aroma / Appearance - A rich purplish base is like alcoholic prune juice complete with an ivory head. Plus, raisins, sweet chocolate, and malt all cling in the air like a fog. A heavy alcoholic texture lets you know that it means business.
Flavor / Palate - Raisins, plums, and dark chocolate carry the malt bill to center stage. Driven by grapes this is almost like a boozy version of Fanta grape soda. I don’t know if I could drink a whole bottle in one sitting although I would definitely love to take up the challenge.
unclemike (2280) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap Pours a ruby tinged brown with a thin white head. Fruity, dark plum and prune notes, toffee and some touches of dark sticky caramel and old milk. Medium bodied, sweet and oxidized. Malty and full of plums and prunes. M alty, sweet, roast and a touch more prune on the finish. Sweet on the end.
Lukaduke (2317) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a deep burnt umber color with hints of ruby purple on the edges and a finger of eggshell foam. The nose is rustic dark grain, tar and a trace of candi sugar and vinous fruit. The palate follows the nose but is muted by a thick heavy fusel asphalt like note that is hard to get past. There is some positive things happening but overall its just alright.