clasley (153) - Arkansas, USA - JUN 17, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy mahogany with a dense tan head. Figs and plum in the nose with a hint of alcohol. Wildly complex body with fruit and spice at the front. Highly carbonated sharp mouth with a slight alcohol burn at the finish. Wonderful.
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2007
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a delicious looking hazy dark brown with a medium layer of froathy creamy looking offwhite head...a little wisp of dark yeast sediment too that almost gives it a cappuccino look on top. Aroma is perfect balance of sweet and spices, not too powerful, rather subdued yet all encompasing. smells of dates, burbon, earth, and a lot more, just so complex and beautiful. Mouthfeel is medium, slight abrasive finish. flavor is alcohol, berries, malt, pine, and figs. overall, deliicous.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Second taste, first rating 6/15/07. Draft at Eola Wine Company in Winter Park, FL. Lucked out and got a massive double pour for $7! Very dark brownish cola color with a medium off-white head and excellent lacing. Aroma is rich dark fruit. Flavor is excellent....cherries, figs, raisons, dark fruit. Nice body with a very smooth finish. Alcohol comes through about 30 seconds into the finish. Outstanding beer!
yomintyfresh (53) - USA - JUN 13, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark color, thick head that lingers and leaves a lot of lacing. Sweet flavor - cherry, fig, raisin - but not too sweet. High ABV more noticeable as the beer slowly warms.
yanks2006 (2) - USA - JUN 11, 2007 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottled- very dark and malty flavor. with accents of fruit and raisins. the head was a thick light light brown color. by far the best mouth feel and rich tasting beer that i have experienced. will enjoy again soon
deadlogic (8) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2007 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours deep brown with a rich, creamy thick offwhite head with a few brown flecks. fruit and malts dominate the nose. tastes include malt, rasins, dates maybe, and many others i cannot describe. nice full bodied mouthfeel and smooth all the way down. this is the best beer i have had the pleasure of drinking up to this point.
cspring (15) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle - Probably one of the best beers I have had to date. Was tasting with others that I had heard more hype and this blew them away. Great color and complex taste start to finish.
joefflin (68) - USA - JUN 9, 2007
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. This is my first beer like this, i dont evn know how to describe the experience. I don’t even feel ready or experienced enough to describe. The aroma is of alcohol, a light berry, and nuts. The taste is so complex its like that gum in Willy Wonka with a 3 course meal, it changes continually and each sip i find something else. The taste is slightly alcoholic with pine, nuts, figs, yeast, malt, berry, and pretty much every other flavor imagineable. Truly a ride with a long aftertase . The appearance is also quite beautiful with the hazy brown with speks of what reminds me of little seeds. Well rounded, exciting.
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JUN 9, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep reddish-brown with garnet highlights and a fluffy, beige head. Quite pretty. The initial aroma was a bit musty and horsey but quickly faded to a fruit medley of apples, grapes, prunes and pears. The fruit cake notes that many detect in this beer are present, but I felt the overall aroma was "lighter" than that descriptor. The mouthfeel is medium-full bodied, creamy, sticky-sweet and lightly effervescent with a hint of alcohol at the end. Pears, apples and plums front a warm alcohol finish. This is a great beer and one that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Awsome. Pours a dark brown with a white, fluffy, grwing head. Tons of fruit with stong rasins and figs. Sweet. A syrup like feel on the tounge with a strong finish.