Gremlin09 (4) - USA - DEC 12, 2006 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
THE BEST BEER I HAVE HAD SO FAR!!SMALL BITE FROM THE ALCOHOL BUT NOT AS MUCH AS U WOULD XPECT FROM A BEER OVER 11%. PERFECT BALANCE AND A CLEAN FINISH! NOT SURE WHAT ELSE U WOULD BE LOOKING FOR!!!!!!
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - DEC 11, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
330mL bottle. Finally getting around to rating this one... Pours a dark brown; creamy tan head with great retention and lacing. Generous aroma: dried fruits and brown sugar; smells slightly hot. Full, complex mouthfeel: plenty of yeast and esters and dried-fruit; hints of maple syrup, spice and toffee - almost chewy; perfect level of carbonation (lively without being unwieldy); hides its alcohol well. Long, dry finish, showing yeast and spice. Excellent.
GandGKevin (932) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
With so many ratings what can I add. Itís a great beer! Great flavor, great finish, it definitly deserves the high rating.
JoeinDahlem (1376) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 11, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2008 Bottle. Nice, thick head and dense black color which light cannot penetrate. Nose of dark chocolate malt with a hint of bubble gum offers a tease of whatís to come. Dried fig on the sweet end, powerful malt on the dry end. Rewardingly bitter finish tangled up with alcohol and faint apples.
lAlpedHuez (11) - Brookville Hollow, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2006
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2012 This is my desert island brew -- the one I would choose if limited to just one.
Read the other ratings for all the complex details on palate, aroma, etc.. If youíve never tasted this, do yourself a favor and do so. Donít over-chill -- even 55 or so F works just fine.
Hearty also, especially if you are the one chilled on a raw, wet day. Bliss in a bottle.
JohnnyJ (4871) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 7, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2010 Pour is dark reddish brown, with a nice off-white head. Very good dark fruit, spice, raisin, sweet malt and a hint of caramel. Sweet flavor of plums, dark fruit, raisins, strong spice, sugar, caramel, and yeast. Thick mouthfeel, with a little bit of alcohol. Very complex, damn good ale. One of the best out there.
luiss (89) - Elmsford, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle dont know the age but itís good till 2011. Pours a copper, brown, muddy beer. Taste is very carbonated. Smells like a sweet mix of raisons, dark rum, sweet apples, sour apples, and grapes. Taste is of all those combined, and topped off with wood, and a fine baked marshmellow cherry devil cake. Lacing on this beer didnt stick as well as i expected. NO malt a bit of hops and a lot of flavor i wish i could describe. I will return with an aged version of this masterpiece.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours cloudy brown with a pretty large head thatís mostly lasting. Sweet fruit and malt aroma. Sweet malty taste with prunes and just a hint of alcohol. Syrupy texture.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 3, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep brown color with fluffy tand head. Aroma is of sweet malts and dried fruits. Taste is good sweet malts with nice raisins and dried fruits.
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is very sweet with hints of dark fruits.Pours a murky brown with a huge lasting head.Flavor is much like the aroma,sweet with maybe some raisins.Medium to thick mouthfeel with a sweet finish.