brokensail (15461) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 13, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A: The beer pours amber in color with a small off-white head.
S: A very fruity aroma to this. A bit of grape and cherry, perhaps some plums. Maybe a little bit of metal and lemon. Bready malt and a bit of caramel sweetness.
T: Sweet caramel malts with a definite tart fruit character. Some peaches, plums, grapes, and cherries with a bit of a lemon character. A bit too much of a fruit juice thing going on.
M: Light bodied with low to medium carbonation.
O: This is another one that is beyond its prime, probably not surprisingly.
jtclockwork (13493) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Scratch 24 bottle shared by Jcwattsrugger. Pours dark brown. Nose is smoke, caramel malts and plum. Taste is dark fruits, molasses, plum, dates, raisin and smooth caramel.
Lubiere (12572) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ommegang fest. Described as a double bock with belgian yeast. Hazy brown, with very little aroma (too cold). Rather sweet chemical cherry lollipop tatse. Body is more on the heavy side. soso.
jcwattsrugger (12011) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap-pours a tan head and mahogany color. Aroma is medium/dark malt-licorice/roasty, dark fruit-raisin/plum, spice. Taste is medium/dark malt-licorice/roasty, dark fruit-raisin/plum, spice, rock candy. Dryish finish.
hopdog (11004) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the 2004 Kennett Square BF. Poured a cloudy amber color with a large off white head. Subtle and light aromas and tastes of yeast and fruits. Sweet.
j12601 (9526) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Paul’s tasting. Pours a clear thin black to brown with a thin white head. Sweet cordial style alcohol. Light sweetness, little cola and caramel. Finishes up with some light caramel. Nothing overly memorable, but not terrible either.
DocLock (9494) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at CAH Troeg’s event. Pours ruby w 1f ow head and some haze, at first glance appearing at least as ruby and trbid as Mad Elf. Nose is perfumy florals, fruit, hopcitrus, spicy yeasty esters, cherry. Tastes on the dry side, yeasty, spicy, with vinous fruit and cherry notes.
douglas88 (8091) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle thanks to Tom. Scratch 24, 2009 bottle. Pours a clear ruby hue with a small head that dissipates. A rich fruity and caramel nose, some alcohol. A sweet and full flavor, some spices, cinnamon, caramel. A Christmas beer for sure. Enjoyable.
drowland (7803) - Georgia, USA - DEC 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12/17/10. Bottle shared by fata2683 - thanks, Keith! Sweet caramel and bubblegum aroma with a sweet caramel flavor laced with banana, bubblegum, and more. Nice.
Ughsmash (7506) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Rich for the bottle, as Scratch 24. Poured a lovely shade of smoked amber with a short cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up peppery yeast and toasted banana notes over warm caramel and molasses maltage.. warm and inviting. The flavor found molasses at the core with lesser biscuit and caramel notes.. peppery yeast again with a little bit of dry-roasted smokiness too.. tasty malts with a kick of pepper on the memorable finish. Medium-bodied and bone dry on the palate.. for the most part, the yeast worked here, but it was a tad sharp and unbalanced at times.. overall a very tasty brew.