KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml Bottle. The pour was a murky dark brown with some red highlights around the edges and an average (1-2 finger) light brown foamy head that reduced to a thin cap with simply awesome thick foamy sticky lacing.
The aroma was a tad sweet of a dark bread malt and a earthy Belgian yeast with notes of chocolate, caramel, dark fruit (raisons and prunes) and a mild alcohol tinge.
The taste was lightly sweet and extremely malty with a note of caramel and a light fruity ester early on, becoming quite a bit yeastier with a large dark fruit presence and a strong chocolaty alcohol ending. The flavor stuck around for an average time following the swallow, with a decent yeasty, chocolate taste and a mild alcohol warming sensation left behind.
Mouthfeel was medium in body with a dry, creamy texture and a strong lively carbonation.
Overall this was an exquisite tasting brew with a creamy chocolaty, fruity flavor and one hek of a kick. I just love everything this brewer puts out and canít wait till I can sample something else from them...
CanIHave4Beers (3351) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, courtesy of a kind soul... shared in a location remote of my dining room.
Pours a very dark brown with with reddish hues where the light hits, itís got a great head that leaves nice lacing on the glass.
The aroma is nutty and rich with some leaf rot. Itís got some light chocolate, itís aromatic, inviting and rich.
The flavor is nutty with some light leafiness. Itíís rich with some fruitiness while remaining only lightly sweet with a dry-ish finish. The bitterness & spicy notes are mild but well employed for balance.
maxwelldeux (3791) - Everett, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown color with a moderate pillowy brown head on there. Nose has a lot of raisin coming through for me with a bit of caramel and spice as well. Taste is fairly sweet with the raisin really being salient on this.
baraciisch (2008) - California, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown in color... Aroma of overripe bananas, spices, nutty malts, raisins... Flavor of nutty malts, spices, yeast, tobacco... Solid beer
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mike5326 (1017) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle. Medium brown color, full frothy off white head. Light aroma of pepper malt. Full body with a full malt flavor And medium finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Luvystypotables (789) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mild aroma of a sour with hints of malt. Great looking beer, dark brown color slightly color with a lasting tan head. Great taste sweet with slightly sour undertones. Creamy feel with a sweet finish.
daniele (5764) - ITALY - NOV 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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slowrunner77 (6083) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
"quite good - i think this is the better half of the RR/Avery Collaberation, but funny enough, neither beer is as good as the combo. this one has banana and spices, with other dark fruits and a heavier body as well. A very quaffable ale!"
Lukaduke (2362) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Nielsen ! Pours a dull raw umber color with three fingers of khaki suds. Lots of sweet banana bread undertones, earthy spice, kola nut, candied anise, nutty bitterness, date, raisin, soft burnt sugar. Really well restrained yet packs a punch of flavors from beginning to end.
JBPortland (917) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle pours dark brown with light ruby edges and a finger of head. Nose is dark bready grain, touches of fruity cola, grape, light dark fruit. Taste is medium bodied, nice bready dark fruit, nutty cola, red grape notes, plum. Finish has nice mild creaminess with earthy dark fruits, touches of cola sweetness, and dark multi grain bread.
vtafro (3795) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(backlog) Draft at hulmeville inn. Brown pour with tan head. Chocolate, tart fruit, some malt sweetness in flavor and aromas. Finish is smooth.