GandGKevin (934) - 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 (1448) - 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 (5367) - 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.
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bottle. Pours a deep brown with reddish tints and thin tna head. Nose is nicely fruity with brown sugar. Flavor follows with added spices. A little bit of alcohol noticeable. Palate is smooth with active cabonation. Very nice.
nijuro (63) - USA - NOV 26, 2006
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
very dark with a subdued aroma of toffee, malt and faint citrus. very balanced and structured on the palate. Very complex and flavorful. The alcohol is noticable, but not unpleasant, and the slightly sweet, slightly bitter finish goes on and on.