AdamJackson (2389) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
RS 2014 release, Purple wax. Looks just like regular Sucre to be honest, nice fluffy head, fades to a great sticky lining. Nose is ripened grapes, figs, prunes, oak and sweet tannic sulfites. Taste is definitely different from other variants with this being more wine-like, less caramel and sugary taste. not as oaky as other variants and a nice sweetness (not sugary) that is akin to a sauternes or port barrel. I like this one a lot because it’s very drinkable. nothing off about it at all.
Rando7 (730) - Iowa, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours medium brown with thick tan head. Aroma mainly the caramel Sucre old ale. Taste caramel, toffee, dark fruits, vanilla, oak and vinous flavor. Palate not quite as full as the the Sucre variants for some reason. Mild carbonation, alcohol burn. Finish prolonged caramel. I enjoyed it but not as much as some other variants.
brokensail (10645) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ The Bruery. Clear mahogany pour with a small ring of tan foam. Crazy spicy nose. Pepper, charred wood, and potpourri. Lots of caramel and vinous, dark fruit. Slight booze. Flavors of raisin, grape, and wine. Sweet caramel and vanilla notes. Lots of black pepper an potpourri. Kind of an oaky character to it. Alright.
ABUSEDGOAT (2336) - California, USA - MAY 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
*Madeira. Dark reddish brown color, moderate to large head with good retention - impressive for the ABV. Aroma of grape, vanilla, dark sticky caramel, wood, moderate alcohol, darker fruit. Full bodied, moderate alcohol, yummy.
baraciisch (1740) - USA - MAY 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark caramel brown in color... Aroma of almonds, sweet wine, toffee, caramel... Flavor is incredibly smooth, wine barrel notes mask the etoh incredibly well, lots of grape notes... Really nice
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