rougeau13 (1766) - Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear brownish red with a tan head. Aroma of plum, raisin, caramel, banana. Taste is fruity and sweet with just a touch of oak and booze. Medium bodied, average carbonation, slight dryness.
Azand222 (142) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber pours a hazy dark amber with a cream head. The aroma is of raisins and clove, rich and malty. The taste brings out the oak, along with the raisins. Overall pretty rich, a good barrel age.
drjay44 (2335) - Salida, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml. corked and caged bottle. Pours a thick, gradually diminishing head, with some lacing, over a clear, light brown (SRM 18) body.....nose is sweet dried fruits including plum, raisin, fig, with hints of allspice, minimal hops.......taste is sweet with brown sugar tones, dried fruits, including plum, fig, raisin, light spice tones with allspice dominating, finishing with a light spice type bitterness......mouth feel light of medium, sticky (no surprise with the sweetness) alcohol present, carbonation low with minimal acidity. This is a liquid fruit cake. All of the sweetness, spice and alcohol are present. It would be good with a well aged Brie. This falls into the style of an Abt/Quad, but the simple sweetness is a bit too high for best presentation, lets go for more attenuation. BJCP 7/3/15/4/7
Holy (831) - GERMANY - NOV 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This initial sweet, dark fruits is a nice sweet beginning to a typical Belgian style beer. Belgian yeast is nice, slightly sweet turning tart and game…
brokensail (9108) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home, thanks to Jake. Mahogany pour with a khaki head. Aroma is very, very vinous. Lots of red wine (pinot noir?), grape, and champange. Caramel sweetness, lots of dark fruit, oak, banana, and a touch of booze. Flavor is quite sweet. Tons of brown sugar, caramel, and fruit. Raisin, plum, red wine, and grape. A bit champagne-like. A touch of boozy tartness, some oak, and banana.
Gachupines (745) - USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma is fruity, with strong raisin. Flavor is a bit sticky sweet, big raisin again with a strong malt finish. On the edge of being cloying, but not too bad.
phaleslu (5154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour from a 750 ml bottle at FOBAB 2013. Pours a cloudy brownish amber with a finger of khaki head. Lots of dark fruits (berries, plums, figs), mild spice, caramel, brown sugar, leather, copper, and cream. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a malty mouthfeel. Everything about this was an up-the-middle quad. Which is fine. But I couldn’t get any barrel notes from this and don’t see it in the description- which makes it an odd inclusion at FOBAB.
crossovert (5630) - Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very spicy brew, dont even think this beer is barrel aged, it is so mild with aging.
greenhorn1 (727) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Sweet and complex. Plums and molasses. Date and currants and subtle spice. First few sips are a bit harsh from the ABV, but gets better.
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drowland (5686) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
10/29/13. 750mL bottle from Warehouse. Quickly running out of ticks in town. Must resort to Sam Adams and Cran-Brrr-Ita. Should have mixed them. Hmmm. Red brown pour with a big fluffy tan head and tons of lacing. Spiced aroma, fruity esters, dark fruits, a bit of vanilla, and a metallic aspect. Lightly sweet flavor, brown sugar, esters, a bit of leather, tobacco, and wood. Not bad.