Stuedmaster (298) - San Marcos, California, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle from La Bota Liquor in Vista for $5.99. Label has a weathered tan appearance with a drawing of a goat on it. Alcohol is 9.5% abv. Aroma of dark bread, caramel, molasses, slight mineral notes. Reddish brown pour with a nice creamy head that leaves thick lacing. Very sweet with a strong alcohol presence, almost syrupy. Slight metallic taste. Has some dark fruits and caramel, but overall very sweet, the alcohol and metallic presence detract from the experience. Full body, sticky texture, average carbonation, long sweet finish.
ryanfolty (2108) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
December 24, 2014 - bottle from MGM. Brown pour with some head and minimal lacing. Aroma was fruity, caramel, yeast and some alcohol. Taste was dominated by the alcohol. There was some yeast / bread in the background throughout and the sweeness from the fruit and caramel came out in the finish with a sharp dry alcohol. Wish the alcohol was hidden a bit better and this would have been really good.
winto (35) - Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
nose: banana bread with pecans and all, rum, the yeast gets a bit sickly if you ponder too long.
palate: gorgeously textured. holy @#$%. liquid bread with thick gooey bubbles! too complex to even begin describing. all on the nutty bready caramelly alcoholly sweet side but oh so much more...and thatís my only complaint: itís way too sweet for my taste. i feel like im gonna wake 5lbs heavier tomorrow. if you donít mind then go for it.
RobertDale (4343) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Strong Ale Festival 2014. Comes reddish brown with an average off-white head. Aroma of malt, fruit, and caramel. Taste is malt, dark fruit, and caramel. Lots of alcohol. Pretty good.
johnnnniee (2978) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Granite State on tap.
Deep brown with a smallish quickly dissipating off white head. Huge bready caramel raisin dried fruity maltiness with just a touch of alcohol and earthy hop to balance. Nice sipper that I need to spend a little more time getting to know.
slowrunner77 (7207) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
probably 4th best or so of the first10 DBís iíve tried...similar to Optimator, with a ever so slightly tighter carbonation for a lighter mouthfeel. very sweet and malty. solid effort."
beerbaaron (1716) - Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Dark ruby with decent khaki head. Full body. Alcohol is there and starts to get in the way. Fairly Thick bready malty. Caramel. Dark fruit. Something a little strange, or off putting or something I didnít quite like that I couldnít put my finger on. Solid.
Experiment_Ale (1089) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At GABF 2013. Pours bronze creamy head. Aroma is syrupy munich maltiness. Taste is sweet caramel, sweet interesting yeast note.
cbfobes (2731) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle, pours a clear dark reddish brown with an off white head, aroma is a nice amount of sweetness and a good amount of caramel and dark sugar, the flavor has a dark caramel and sweet front end with a bitter finish, still balanced, not bad.
CpyNPrnT (508) - Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
at tasting, what stood out was the malty characters, toffee among other things. Decent.