asmithbeer (71) - California, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Dark reddish brown pour no head. Aroma of banana bread with a bit if dark dried fruits. Flavor is a bit off, not bad but notes of spice I can't place along with banana and clove. Mouthfeel is good. Good beer, not great.
chicowv (460) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12.7oz bottle: Pours dark, almost black with a nice tan head and slick, oily lacing on the side of the glass. Aroma is slightly sour, chocolate roasted malt, and raisins. Taste is salty with a nice bitter finish. Flavors of raisin, plum, chocolate, yeasy, good bitter resin hop finish. Complex brew, good flavors, smooth drinking.
GoFastF4i (1) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great beer. Very full and complicated palette. Not quite an aroma that's as full as its palette.
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dmac (4160) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml cork and caged bottle purchased at Brick Spirits. Poured a grat looking super dark burgundy brown body with an avergage sized creamy beige head that lasts and lasts. Aroma was not good, very medicinal overall, sort of like cough medicine. Notes of dark sweet caramel combine with the yeast and plum along with dark fruit brown bread dough to make a mixture that I just donít care for. The body is spot on, full and syrupy with softer small bubbly carbontation and a slight hint of ABV heat on the end along with an average duration aftertaste. Flavor is worlds beter then the aroma. Notes of plum, fig, dates and dark fruit along with yeast, bread, crusts, raisin, alcohol, hard dark candy, spice and corriander. Solid beer that I do enjoy despite my haterd of plums.
Jabic (431) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ar: Pronounced earthy aroma, lots of moss and bark, dried cherries and raisins - a touch of orange.
Ap: Deep brown, opaque - medium-small light tan head with moderate retention, and a thin, but solid, cap of foam.
T: Sweet plum, with a phenolic spice - leather and tobacco, with a rosy alcohol flavor - dried cherry, currants, and raisins - bitterness is medium-low, and fairly earthy - finish is boozy.
P: Medium-fully body with high carbonation - finish is medium-dry.
O: Some nice complexity, and depth of fruit and earthy flavors - however, the alcohol heat is just too pronounced.
sjohnny (391) - - APR 19, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2013 Fruity, tangy, slightly boozy aroma. Very dark red almost black with thick dark tan head. Caramel, malt, lots of plum and a hint of fennel. Full bodied with a dry finish and warming in the throat. Very good.
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12.7 ounce bottle poured in a tulip, 4 pack at $14.99. Amazing stuff. Aroma has a roasted character, raisin bread pudding is a good descriptor, malts and dried fruit blended in a complementary way. Appearance is a dark brown-red with decent lacing and lingering residue of foam on top. Taste is a dried fruit lineup of plums, figs & raisins, very smooth despite the high abv, chocolate(?), orange zest. The main theme I picked up is that itís all really well integrated. The wide array of roasted, citrus and dried fruit flavors work together. Palate is lively, sizzling in carbonation, medium bodied, long lasting flavor presence. Overall, this stuff is a good deal for the money and one of the few Belgian-style beers Iíve had in recent memory thatís highly recommendable.
nearbeer (3808) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 ml. Opaque ebony with a small covering of creamy bubbles. Aroma of banana, booze and dark fruit. Tastes of dark fruit, Merlot, chocolate, and banana, with touches of ash and oak. Medium body is well balanced and has a nice low-medium carbonation level.
wedgie9 (2026) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on 4/15/13 from a corked and caged 375mL bottle purchased at Frugal MacDoogal. Pours very dark auburn with a thick tan head that slowly recedes to fairly thick lace. The nose is caramel, toffee, candi sugar, plenty of spicy Belgian yeast, a touch of banana, and plenty of fresh plum aroma. The flavor is a bit more fruit forward with the plum, but the caramel, toffee, spicy yeast and candi sugar are all prevalent. The body is full with average carbonation and a long candi sugar, caramel, and plum finish.
Niko100 (2033) - Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, caramel/toffee, rich ripe plums, & some spice; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast, molasses/syrup, dark fruit (notably ripe plums & figs), and some raisons; Smooth finish; Nicely balanced; Overall, tasty - but a little tiresome after awhile.