anders37 (14748) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel and plum aroma with hints of dark fruit. Sweetish malty spicy dark fruit and plum flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty dark fruit and plum finish.
argo0 (11085) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Cola black body with medium beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, plum, alcohol, light caramel. Taste is sweet, plum, caramel, some alcohol/alcohol warming. Sticky medium-full body, minimal carbonation.
Travlr (9840) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 22, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Dark ruby purple color, small tan head. Aroma of dates, raisins, figs, plums. Taste is sweet dark fruit, port wine, raisins. A big beer, but very tasty.
bhensonb (9835) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the brewpub. Pours very dark brown/black in the wide Ovila goblet. Sort of garnet when viewed through the edges. Beige head. Aroma seems fruity. Med + body. Flavor is plummy and malty. Initial flavor has a strong aspect - almost pepper/spice. Heat is noticeable and contributes to the strong flavor. Seems to develop chocolate notes. Finishes nearly dry, fruity and not very bitter. Excellent. Got 4 bottles in the shop!
Tmoney99 (9606) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a cloudy brown color with am average tan head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate dark fruit and dark sugar aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture and fizzy carbonation. Medium to heavy dark fruit sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Good complex brew.
brokensail (9159) - 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.
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish brown pour, light head. Flavors of brown sugar, belgian yeast, a fruity note, lots of raisins, bread. I don’t get a big difference from the original. Still a good beer.
Sammy (7719) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2013 On tap at Capone’s. Black with a little head. Mocha, a big of edge from the plums. A big rich and drinkable beer, though in sips.
BMan1113VR (7694) - 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.
adnielsen (7581) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Tap and Handle Fort Collins. Pours a dark reddish brown appearance with a brown head. Grape soda, caramel, candy sugar, toffee, apple, pear aroma. Somewhat cloying, grape, plum, big apple, caramel flavor. Fun to try but nothing special.