Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of typical fig and apple. Pours brown and heady. Tastes like a typical quad. Chewy figs and molasses. Not too special but very pleasant.
BenH (3023) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark red with off white head. Aroma of spices, molasses and wood. Similar flavours, wood, spices, molasses and toffee. Quite sweet and a bit tangy
cgarvieuk (17310) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home(turned out to be 11111 rating .. thanks to Sev ... deep brown ... small tan head ... soft sweet cherry ... light spice roast malt nose ... spicedwoody fruity malts ... dark roast ... deep roast ... light woody bitterness ... deep dark rasisins
I was so tempted to rate everything 1 for this one :-)
Errl (2115) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle- pour is dark brown with a ruby tint with an off white yellowish head..Nose is vinous, spices, fruits, dryness, oak, gingerbread..Taste is dried fruits, raisin, vinous, oak, dryness, chalky, dark spices, Belgian yeast, sweetness..
MikeJslc (768) - USA - APR 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep copper/ruby, clear, tan head. Aroma of grainy malt, light toast, moderate tart/sour note, fruity. Flavor of toasty malt, raisins, dark fruit, tart sour note, a muddy/earthy character.
teorn88 (3599) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle. Pours a deep brown/riby color with a small beige head. Beautiful boutique of aromas: prunes, molasses, nuts, sweet malt, caramel, some spiciness. Flavors of sweet malt, roasted nuts, raisins, brown sugar. Creamy palate. Alcohol nicely covered up with the rich flavors.
Steasy66 (1086) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red tinted brown with 1 finger tan head. Big raisin aroma with something else, almost fruity/tanic. Taste is mostly raisin, a bit tart, overall a bit lacking, but I feel I probably waited way too long on this one. Tingly carb, medium thin body.
Leighton (13985) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at CBC First Birthday Party, London. I think I brought this one. Pours clear, rich ruby with a creamy, beige head. Nose holds ripe berries and light spice, some caramel, bread, honey and dark marmalade. Big sweet flavor with lots of caramel, light toasty toffee, great ripe fruits, plums, berries, raisins. Full bodied with average, heavy carbonation. Very sweet finish with plenty of ripe fruit sugars, cherries, plums, bready malts. Big sweet beer in general, some spices and plenty of ripe fruits all around.
madmitch76 (18167) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
27th March 2011
Very hazy dark brown beer, good pale tan head. Light dry palate. Even malt, slightly crispy and a little spicy. Trace of wood. Dry finish. Not much going on here, dull and disappointing!
Hatzilla (14) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Hazy dark amber pour with a beige head and minimal lacing. S - Strong notes of grapes, plums, cherries, raisins, chocolate and Belgian yeast. T - More dark fruits with chocolate, spices, brown sugar and definite alcohol as the beer warms, M - At the low end of medium carbonation with a tart, dry finish and slight alcohol burn. O - A nice BSA for the holidays, Glad I got to try this one.