kbudd19 (843) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 31, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle labelled as "Fruet". Muddy brown colour, with light white head that dissipates fairly quickly, slightly thinnish appearance which is a bit surprising for a beer of this magnitude. Aroma is heavy on the bourbon, vanilla, toffee, raisins, and a hint of tartness. Taste is carmel, biscuit, vanilla, raisins, finishes sweet with some heat from the booze, medium bodied, light carbonation. Great beer, not nearly as sweet and boozy as my friends had me thinking it was going to be.
BlackHaddock (4692) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
24th Jan 2015: shared bottle at the Cotteridge Wine meet. Poured a dark brown with a thin beige head. The nose was an interesting semi-sweet affair with caramel, vanilla, whiskey and wood esters. The taste had the same feel with added alcohol and a mixed fruit salad in the body. Fairly sweet overall, but a lovely blend of obviously good base beers.
tommann (2982) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Pours very dark brown with a small head. Aroma is sweet bourbon, soy sauce and sugar. Taste has sweet brown sugar and bourbon. Sweet and boozy.
Garrold (2342) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share. Cotteridge Beano. Hazy red. No head. Big fruits, not unlike Vimto cordial. Blackcurrant, too. Heavy, and syrupy.
maxodom (44) - - JAN 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
great color, not much nose. tastes of salted caramel. Overall a very good beer.
GlasgowTAD (378) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a medium brown with an extremely active and bubbly brown head that soon fizzes away into a brown ring, leaves no lacing. Aroma is raisins, figs, dates, banana, caramel and toffee. Taste is caramel at first, then vanilla, raisins, butterscotchy bourbon, toffee and a pleasant pleasant alcohol warmth. This beer is very sticky which results in a loooong sweet finish.
Beerdedone (2901) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle as fruet #11877. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of bourbon, caramel, vanilla and oak. Flavor of rich bourbon, sweet caramel, dark fruit, oak/wood, toffee, and vanilla. Oily sticky texture, full body, low carbonation.
Svesse (6844) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, Stockholm Beer Festival, 3 Oct 2014) Dark brown colour with frothy, beige head. Malty nose with notes of caramel, honey, treacle and burnt sugar. Malty, vinous taste with caramel, treacle, honey, burnt sugar, dried fruit and a fiery, sweet finish with a certain alcohol punch. Full body, very sweet. There’s a certain bitterness, but it’s mainly overshadowed by alcohol and sweet malt. Hardly balanced, but quite tasty and enjoyable in moderate doses. Nice one.
XaenDovet (1202) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fruet bottle shared. Massive aroma of plums, raisin, vanilla, wood, alcohol. Taste is very sweet. Mouthfeel is sticky. Packs a punch.
Dr_Fellini (771) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the bruery. Pours a medium nut brown color with a thin tan head. Aroma is molasses, bourbon, vanilla, sweet. Flavor has a brown sugar sweetness, bourbon, vanilla, slightly boozy. Medium to heavy body, creamy, delicious.