bu11zeye (11760) - 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.
bhensonb (10210) - 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 (9852) - 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 (8331) - 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 (7846) - 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.
BMan1113VR (7773) - 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.
GT2 (7720) - Carlsbad, 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.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, dark brown ruby color with the foam, aroma of dark fruit, flavor of malty dark fruit, smoke, brown sugar, French toast, lasting fruity finish
5000 (5984) - 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!
SudsMcDuff (5646) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Because my mother bought while I was in Galveston to brewing. Very dark, almost black plum. Beautiful, stable foam does hot chocolate thinking. Still pretty alkoholisch, will benefit from aging. Has the smell and taste of plums, burnt sugar, raisins and cassis. An interesting beer. Delicious!