hamilton23 (617) - Alpine, California, USA - NOV 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from 16oz can. Pours cola brown with thin beige head that disappears quickly. Aroma is lots of maple syrup, raisins and dried fruits. The taste follows with a great sweetness and some fruity esters. I had this at GABF and there was a distinct apple cider flavor that I don’t get with the slightly aged can.
JPDurden24 (1661) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At FWIBF, Hazy amber pour, Aroma has fruits, yeast, and malt, Flavor has a little brown sugar, with some dried fruit and a little boozy finish.
Jethro6191 (497) - Indiana, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep brown with a thin ivory head. Cherry, dark fruit, bread, and Bourbon flavors. Nice creamy mouthfeel with a warming alcohol bite at the finish. Very nice and enjoyable.
48FanInCali (817) - California, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz can. Had this at GABF 2012 as well and really enjoyed it. Maple pour with a fairly thin head. Nose of dark fruit, raisins, and bready malt. Taste is very malt forward with a ton a dark fruit sweetness. A touch of an acetone flavor. Really tasty and sweet.
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JorisPPattyn (8562) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Metallic chestnut colour, little or no head. Vinous nose with fusels, strawberry aroma and sweet-alcoholic smelling. Fusels returning in the flavour; sweet taste with Crème Anglaise, vanilla, alcohol and a vague impression of wood. Very slick, well bodied and rewarding palate. Nice!
hopscotch (10118) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can... Clear copper ale with a flimsy, fleeting, white head. The nose is a melange of caramel, white wine and mild oak. Medium to full-bodied and a touch oily with laid-back carbonation. The fllavor offers lovely caramel and toffee, accompanied by light tartness. Good balance for the style, but it does lean a touch sweet, as it should. Finishes rich, caramely and nourishing. Quite the meal. Can courtesy of StFun. Thanks, Josh!
TheAlum (6373) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft on tap at Haymarket’s Sun King Takeover (Chicago, IL). Pours a rich well hazed brownish pour, touches of orange glow on bottom and edges, touches of copper. A frothy offwhite head dies to a ring, laces small. Aromas are gentle dark fruit, mellow raisin and plum, carmelized malts, biscuits, and toffee. Gentle yeasty elements, with deeper red grape, gentle touches of toffee grow, vanilla, and spice. Mellow sweetness grows, dark fruit. Toffee and caramel, biscuits pick up. Gentle kisses of yeast, mellow sweetness and dark fruit grow. Gentle black cherry, mellow heat from the abv. A bit smooth and sticky. Lingering red fruit, dark fruit, touches of gentle yeast. Finish is gentle plum lingering, touches of raisin, gentle heat, spice, and sticky malt.
daknole (10319) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber pour, very light beige head. Aroma has some belgian yeast, dates, figs, sweet brown sugar notes. Flavor is a mix of dark dried fruit, yeast, brown sugar.
hoffrobert (178) - Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap pours dark amber in color. Caramel, vanilla and sugary sweet taste that finishes with a dark fruit and bread yeast taste.
jcr (2365) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Deep amber body. Beige head. Aroma of overripe dark fruit, alcohol, plum, raisin, caramel, biscuit. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly bitter. Taste of raisin, plum, brown sugar, hot alcohol. Medium body, slick texture, lively carbonation. less sweetness would help, but good flavors and aromas.