swoopjones (6326) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
sample at Crabbapple bottle tasting. caramel colored pour, fuller body, caramel toffee forward, dark fruits, raisins, vanilla. Brandy is pretty aggressive. boozy, rich, adds more vanilla, sweetness & booze. very nice
djd07 (3976) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Will. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong brandy, wood, raisin. Medium mouthfeel with strong brandy, dark fruit, brown sugar with lingering dryness. Very impressive.
Rando7 (760) - Iowa, USA - JUL 24, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours medium murky brown with one finger tan head. Aroma mainly the Sucre old ale with caramel. taste sweet caramel/toffee with brandy, some mustiness and vanilla. Thick palate. Finish mainly the caramel and brandy, slight oak. I enjoyed this quite a bit. Fairly sweet with the brandy and caramel.
brokensail (11821) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Sucreversary. Cloudy amber pour with a small off-white head. Tart raisin and brandy on the nose. Lots of grape, caramel, plum, and vanilla. Slight vanilla and maple. As always, lots of sweetness to this. Tons of caramel, brown sugar, and raisin. Some tart raisin, plum, and grape. Decent amount of brandy, some booze, and vanilla sweetness. Light oak on the back end.