hombrepalo (1741) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz corked bottle. Poured dark ruby purple color, small tan head. Aroma of dates, raisins, figs, plums. Taste is sweet dark fruit, port wine, raisins. Body is a bit thin but still a solid brew, alcohol well hidden.
brokensail (9806) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mahogany pour with minimal carbonation or head. Nose is sweet caramel, brown sugar, and plums. Very jammy, a hint of spice, vanilla, chocolate, and alcohol. Very light roasted malt. The flavor has an excellent plum character, plenty of caramel, toffee, and brown sugar. Light roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, and mild spices. A hint of alcohol on the finish. Essentially flat. A little carbonation would have been nice.
pinkie (389) - New York, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2013 From a straight pour it’s purplish black like an eggplant with a soft full head of foam that fell fast but hugs the glass with soapy lace. Left a thin skin on top and has alcohol legs. Nose is really sweet and I’m immediately turned off. Big heavy malt, sugar, molasses and dough. Plums, more dark fruit sweetness and the subtlest of hop floral and spice underneath. Alcohol is peeking out. As it warms it opens up vinous and with some leather and tobacco . Taste is sweet and then some. Sugar, heavy and cloying. Plums are lost to the sugary sweetness and to the taste of prune. The malt is underplayed and could have used more roast, more toast, more depth and some biscuit. There was no hop presence to balance the sweetness and it was thick and syrupy. Yeast tries to offer up spice but is devoured by sugar. One dimensional. As it warmed it developed a bitterness from the alcohol. Without much carbonation the alcohol is fully on the palate and this hits the stomach like a big sweet donut. I could live without it.
Lukaduke (1652) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep almost ruby mahogany color with a dirty khaki foam. The nose is full of fruity molasses, soft fruit, caramel malt a touch of rustic earth. The palate is balanced nicely with a great burnt sugar backbone that is the perfect platform for the complex fruit to shine. Great fig, date and plum notes mingle with the dark earthy flavors, Long soft finish. Great beer that will be interesting to ut in the cellar.
BMan1113VR (7769) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very deep brown near black hued pour with a retentive off white head, good lace. Aroma has moderate styrofoam, strong plums, deeply malty, cola, alcohol, chocolate, prunes raisins. Tobacco, quite deep. Flavors are abit too sweet with alcohol, licorice, brown sugar, plums and vanilla. Low chocolate, boozy, figs, some rich malt. Lively carb, warming, good, but not supremely interesting nor good.
DalzAle (1895) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour, little ring of lasting carbonation and an aroma of sweet sugary plums and malt. Flavor is also nice spicy malt and candi sugar, plums, grapes and more syrupy sweetness. For the price, a pretty solid beer.
jkwood04 (3213) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12.7oz bottle in a Trappist glass. Pours brown. Aroma of plums and dark fruit, spicy yeast, some caramel and dark malts, a little chocolate, and a light bitterness. Flavor the same, with less plums than the aroma but still a nice blend. Average texture. A good beer.
swoopjones (5205) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at Blue monk, dark purple pour. jammy, raisiny, plums, figs fill aroma. jam sweetness upfront in flavor, big time fruit forward. sweet. Flavors opened up & sweetness diminished as it warmed up. Enjoyable quad
smith4498 (2843) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear cola brown color with tan head. Aromas of plums, raisins, candi sugar and Belgian yeast. Sweet plum and raisin flavor and candi sugar. Medium to full body with minimal carbonation.
50belair (1786) - Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with an off white head. Clove and Belgian candy aromas. Brown sugar, bananas, caramel malts, and slightly sou stone fruit notes.