bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a clear amber-brown body with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel, toasted coconut, pear, and cherry. Flavor of raisins, plum, cherry, caramel, banana, toffee, molasses, and bread.
argo0 (11533) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle at Campground Brewdown. Small tan head atop clear mahogany body. Aroma is moderately sweet, plum, some cherry, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, fig, plum, some cherry, alcohol warming, alcohol. Sticky medium-full body.
bhensonb (11060) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Rosebud Butternuts. Pours really dark, but strong light shows it as red! Head is slight creamy tan. Aroma of dark fruits - acidic plum seems descriptive. Full bodied. Flavor is dark plummy fruit. Itís somewhat acidic and definitely bitter. Smooth dark malt background. Itís not exactly dry, but the flavor is so good that it doesnít matter. Itís very delicious.
brokensail (10916) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper pour with a small beige head. Sweet aroma of brown sugar, toffee, caramel, and dark fruit. Dates, raisins, banana, and a touch of spice. Some chocolate, alcohol, and yeast. Big sweetness of caramel, brown sugar, and toffee. Strong date, plum, and raisin flavors. Hints of clove, nutmeg, chocolate, and yeast. A little bit boozy.
daknole (9101) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown pour, tan head. Dates, figs, raisins, prunes, molasses, sweet spice cake. Pretty nice brew! Not overly sweet, nice texture and good carb levels.
Drake (8546) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from Secret Santa. Thanks! Pours a clear dark ruby color with a thin frothy tam head. Decent head retention. Fruity aroma with notes of plum, stone fruits, candied citrus along with some mild caramel and brown sugar. The taste is Twizzlers candy, anise, spice, bread, stone fruits, berries, caramel. Medium bodied, slight booze.
GT2 (8432) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
651mL thanks to djd07. Clear, deep red pour. Medium yellow foam. Super sweet grenadine nose. Taste is grenadine. Palate is sticky, grenadine, rich maple and big sugar. Mega sweet- not my style.
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at BTBF and from a trade with angrypanda06. Pours with a near black, deep brown hued body. Aromas are toasty, malty, chocolate, grapenuts, dark fruit and molasses. Moderate to low esters. Flavors are medium dry and very fuselly hot. Moderate roast, molasses, boozy. Raisins. Almost a rye like spicy-crispness. Lively carbonation and quite hot/warming.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Deep garnet, thin frothy beige head, little lacing.   Soft alcohol, molasses, brown sugar, and faint dark pitted fruit on the nose.   Big punch of alcohol and raisins up front.   A touch spritzy, not too heavy.   Has a slight vinous aspect to it as it warms.   Very raisin like.   I wont go so far as to say its alcoholic, but its very very warming.   Also, its sweeter than most.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Fairly dry on the backside, and amazingly enough comes across as a bit of mulled spiced wine.   Seems a bit sharp and at times a bit acidic.   Lots of raisin and alcohol in this one.   Donít know that I have said this about any 12oz beer, but its a little tough to finish.   Also has a very heavy whole wheat breadiness to it.   At least it has enough sweetness to carry it, otherwise if it was overly bready, forget it.   Tiz okay, but could use some work.   Thanks for the bottle Bill!
arminjewell (6175) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of dark fruit, caramel, molasses, hints of spice, earth in there as well. Taste is a mix of sweet fruits, lots of caramel, molasses, earth, nice dark fig, plum, lots of raisin, hints of a dry tannic like note, finishing fairly sweet. Pretty nice.