anders37 (20883) - 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.
Travlr (18676) - 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.
yngwie (16045) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Church Key, DC. A more or less clear one, dark auburn in color and with a small beige head. The aroma is on the malty side, with lots of dried fruits, some blue plums, a touch of alcohol, brown sugar and some dark chocolate. It’s full-bodied, warming and very soft on the palate, with lots of dried fruit. Blue plums, some chocolate and alcohol and a decent bitterness dealing with the sweetness. Lasting finish. Quite awesome this one.150620
Theydon_Bois (15000) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in our appartment in Maui, acquired from Wine Corner Paia, come down brew after the road to Hana! 25/04/14. Dark mahogany brown with reddish hues topped with a good sized light tan head that stays for the show. Nose is rich toffee, yeast esters, banana chews, light spice, dark berry fruit, plummy tones.
Taste comprises bitter dark fruits, sweet tones, light booze, more plummy tones, leather armchair, tobacco, spice, dark berry fruits.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, lightly warming alcohol in the close.
Decent quad, the plums are well evident and along with the alcohol are well integrated, doesn’t get too hot.
brokensail (14558) - San Leandro, 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.
bhensonb (13224) - 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 (12743) - 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.
argo0 (12640) - 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.
bu11zeye (12405) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught and 375ml bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted grain, plum, raisins, and yeast. Flavor of plum, raisins, anise, toffee, plastic, and caramel. Bottle was far superior to the draft version.
Ratman197 (12156) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of toffee, tobacco, earthines and light plum. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, tobacco, light earthiness, light plum and a hint of spice with a smooth lingering toffee finish.