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So simple in its creation, so magnificent in its maturity, this wonderful ale begins with Nature's most humble offerings, water, malted grains and hops. Our soulful yeast breathes life and depth into each brew. The steady hand of time orchestrates this alchemy into the splendid ale before you. Cheers!


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5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kirk36 (123) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Raisins, meaty, deep darkest depths amber. Tasted like the DFH raison which is my personal favorite. This beer is two years old and it is wonderful! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjohnny (367) - - AUG 23, 2014
Sweet and sour fruity, grassy. Light orange to honey gold amber with a quickly fading off white head. Medium bodied and glassy smooth. Very fruity with a crisp boozy finish. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BiddleBrau (933) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Bomber from 8/10/2006. 8 year old bottle. Copper with thinner head. Alcohol and malt sweetness in aroma. Smells big. Flavor is also big but balanced, akin to old English barley wine. This is big, bold and tasty even for being old and poorly handled over the years.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (993) - - AUG 13, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 11-17-12- Poured from 750 ml bottle into chalice glass Appearance – The beer pours a red-amber color with a one finger white head that fades relatively fast upon fading a moderate level of lacing is left on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is sweet with a great mix of dark and light fruit aromas. Apple, tangerine, and pear make up some of the lighter fruit with raisin, fig and plum representing the darker fruits. With these aromas are some yeast and spice smells which meld well with the fruit giving a light mulled wine like aroma. Taste – The taste begins with a big hit of the sweet lighter fruits that was detected from the nose. Apple and pear are the strongest but are soon met with dark fruit flavors. Fig, raisin, and cherry all develop more strangely as the taste advances on further and begin to mix with a yeasty and Belgian spice flavor that comes more toward the end. While at 12 % abv, only a very light boozy taste is detected at the end of the taste with overall a fruity and lightly spiced flavor being left to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was just above average in terms of creaminess with a carbonation level that was just a tad under normal for a quad. While the creaminess matched the spice flavors nicely a slightly higher carbonation level may have giving it a bit of the “prickly” taste that might have complemented the mix of fruit flavors nicely. Overall – A nice sweet and fruity quad that even at 12 % abv is very drinkable with very little boozy taste influence. A good beer to try if you get the opportunity.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
generallee08 (646) - New York, USA - JUL 13, 2014
It has a hazy orange amber colored body which was a little lighter than I had expected. With in it there are some small bits of yeast sediment floating around. On top the head which started out at about two finger tall settles down to just a light ring of foam around the edge of the glass. Lacing is very slick and slippery. Wow, this one lets you know right away that it’s a big serious beer. The aroma has big boozy character with strong fruity/estery yeast notes reminiscent of raisons and stone fruits. Again wow, there is some warmth here from the abv but it’s not harsh. It just adds a warm slow sipping character to the overall picture with also brings good estery yeast, sweet malt and light hops. I get notes of apricot, peaches, golden raisons and red pear. Hop flavor comes out a bit towards the finish but overall it ends fairly sweet with a warm boozy touch. Its texture is smooth but still carbonated and pleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kryon (1356) - SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2014
Pours hazy red amber low off white head Aromas of apricot marmalade, belgo yeast, syrup, bread Taste has sweet dried fruis, corn, apricots, alcohol. Intensely sweet with quite dey ending

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (2034) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2014
Flaska från SB. Whiskeyfärgad, lågt skum. Stor söt och fruktig doft med mycket honung, rostade mandlar, kanderad apelsin, smörkola, torkade aprikoser, dessertvin. Alkoholvärme, liten örtig aningen besk jästton. Ett stort quadliknande dessertöl, maffigt med stora smaker i bra balans. Riktigt gott.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lilja (1585) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2014 Smak och doft av humle, malt, mandarin, apelsin, karamell, honung, aprikos, brunt socker, sirap, plommon, russin, smörkola med toner av körsbär. Rund, len, stor sötma med en del smak av alkohol. Lätt beska.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RedSox2004 (1236) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Murky brown with a one-finger tan head and wonderful lace. Aromas include red wine, barnyard funk, Belgian yeast and dark fruit. Warming cherry alcohol taste with grainy, almost peat-like, sweetness, tropical fruit and hints of a floral hop bitterness. Full body, minimal carbonation, creamy and rich mouthfeel and a pleasant dark fruit sweetness in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Defreni (2603) - Husum, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2014
Flaske: Flot rødlig diset øl med et lille skumhoved. Duften er meget sød med masser af portvinsnoter og tørret frugt. Al for sød er den dog også i smagen og det er kun grundet de 12 % den er drikbar. AL for en dimensionel uden at bruge de mange procenter ordentligt.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arsol (539) - NORWAY - MAY 23, 2014
Rødbrun farge med lite skum. Lukter krydder og malt. Smaker krydder og noe fruktig. Ganske søt og medium fylde.


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