hfmejias (982) - Dover, Delaware, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Pours dark brown with a off white head. Aroma of raisins, fruit, malts and some booze. Bittersweet, fruity, some malts, yeast and caramel too, nicely balanced; one of those that you just sip on and enjoy... Really liking this one right now.
Luvystypotables (1016) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of smoked malt, and grains, pours a dark brown color with a moderately lasting tan well laced head. Moderate carbonation with a thick full bodied feel, tastes of ginger, prunes, smoked malt and grain. Short lasting smoky finish.
ARH (806) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL bottle, poured into a snifter. The aroma is initially roasted grains and spice with a pungent prune, some tobacco, and some funk. It pours a murky prune color with a light, fuzzy tan head that’s wispy with only light retention and no lace. The taste is a medium high bitter and medium sweet. The texture is a moderate thick and oily one with only a light fuzz for carbonation, and a medium full body that’s flavored with bread, spice, tobacco, and plums. It finishes spicy with a zip and has warm flavors of prunes and spice and leaves an aftertaste that’s bready and lingering with a light spice, alcohol, and fig.
SamP01 (622) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark cloudy brown with a large beige head. Aroma is sweet roasted malts, yeast with some dark fruity notes. Taste is sweet dark malts, dark plum fruit notes, yeast, some mild tartness. Palate is a medium body, fairly smooth with good carbonation. Finishes with a dark malt and dark fruit flavor of plums, maybe some raisin notes, yeast and a slightly dry sweet alcohol ending. Overall a good smooth and full flavored brew.
partchapol (65) - Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smell and taste of date, caramel, anise. Sweet and thin sour. Very thin white cloud, light body, slightly thin texture but good amount of alcohol. Good but too sweet and much spice for me
ctipping (117) - Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On-tap at the Yard House in PBG, FL. Served in a goblet.
Dark red, nearly black with no head by the time it got to my table. No lacing. Doesn’t look like it has much carbonation.
Delicious smell. Figs and dark fruit. Some caramel malts and the typical candi sugar smell.
The taste isn’t quite as impressive as the aroma. Some aromas translated into flavor: the figs and other fruits and the belgian candi sugar. A bit of licorice in the finish.
Very light bodied for such a strong beer. Low carbonation and a very dry finish.
Finished the glass easily without feeling as though I had drank a 9% alcohol beer. Remarkably well made beer.
PriorL (2653) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at tasting, thanks for sharing all the beers!
APPEARANCE: dark brown beer, small unstable off white head.
NOSE: fruity, oak, malty.
TASTE: fruity, oak, malty
Meilby (9451) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 341ml @ Hotel room, Weber’s, Ann Arbor, MI
Pours dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, dried fruits, brown sugar and hint of alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long warm, dried fruits and caramel finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
lello4ever (241) - ITALY - JUN 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ottima strong ale, si presenta marrone scuro con riflessi rossi e schiuma beige chiaro. Aroma di dark fruits. Eccellente la bevuta con una dolcezza ben equilibrata, malto in evidenza e una perfetta carbonazione.
hman43 (569) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Color is dark cloudy brown with some heavy lacing. It has aromas of dried fruit, sourness, yeast, spices and alcohol. It has strong carbonation, sour flavor with spices and salt. It has alcohol warming.
smroush (118) - Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aromas of plum and caramel. Some bread and alcohol.
Dark brown, perhaps slightly cloudy (hard to tell whe. It’s dark). Slight off-white head.
Taste is pretty sweet, but in a good, fruity way. Not much bitterness.
Medium body. Creamy, slick and a tad oily texture. Carbonation just a little on the lively side (which I think works very well with this beer). Finish long finish with plum, bread and the carbonation.
Overall I like this beer a lot. Usually I need more of a hop balance to really like a beer, but this one works very well without it. I love the plum flavors and bread; the carbonation provides some balance. Even has a touch of raison, especially as it warms up.