mattdev (74) - Oregon, USA - SEP 19, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Complex aroma of sakura cherries, figs, and dark Venezuelan chocolate engulf your olfactory senses, while hints of cloves and nutmeg dance around your nostrils. The initial metallic scents blew off quite quickly leaving this lovely bouquet of ripe fruit, chocolate and spice. Highly carbonated, the cherries and chocolate return with a bit of french roasted coffee and toast coming through on the end of the palate. Surprisingly light and effervescent for the style, but also not very hot for a 9% beer.
donandres (260) - , Washington, USA - APR 20, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap to glass @ Russian River Brewing tap room@ Santa Rosa,CA
A: Brown, big tan head, tan foam, minimal lacing
A: fruity, alcohol is the dominant smell
T: low bitterrness with sweetness that last long
OA: Excellent beer for the style, ok to repeat, look for
Drank: April 14, 2016
palner (16) - - APR 8, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Batch no 7, 1pt bottle at home. Tiny head, caramel and dark rasin in color and aroma. Taste of dark malt, fruits and some complex notes i can’t place. It might by slightly to old but still delicious.
SirLimpsalot (3447) - SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
@ Russian River 16-3-7: Typisk belgisk med toner av nötter, kola, jäst och kryddor. Nja ...
charule (2053) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at RR. Poured clear brown with white head. Aroma minimal malty sweet. Light carb med bod. Taste sweet brown ale nutty light yeast banana.
mR_fr0g (7805) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at the brewpub, Santa Rosa. Clear reddy amber coloured pour with lasting light beige head. Aroma is brown sugars, little spice red fruit, dried fruit. Little fruit cake on the nose as well. Flavor is composed of full and rich fruit cake, some toffee, raisin. Smooth, warming alcohol. Palate is semi sweet. Full bodied. Warming alcohol
Frothy carbonation. Good quad.
JulienHuxley (5417) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Toronado. Deep copper pour with thin white head. Aroma is rich nutty, malty, light caramel. Taste is toasty, rich malty sweet flavors, light brown sugar, light peppermint. Palate is med full bodied with good carbonation.
VsXsV (3750) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Toronado SF. Almost clear deep brown liquid with small to medium off-white head. Aroma of dried fruit, light banana, raw sugar, raisins, bread and toast. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of dried fruit, raw sugar and raisins. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice.
Homer321 (3755) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Toronado. Nose is huge in candied figs and dried fruit. Amazing. Deep red pour. Taste is a wonderful combo of dried fruit as well. Moderately dry finish. Really good.
Ferris (10512) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 2, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - Sweet plum and dark raisin. Deep brown with a decent beige head. Roasty notes, seem plum and prune. More dark and roasty than fruity.
k0mpsa (2241) - Tuusula, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at russian river, santa rosa. Dark reddish brown color, white head. Aroma has sweet caramel notes, some roasty, vanilla. Taste has chocolate, some coffee, hint of vanilla.