bobbypaulson (217) - Fergus Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
At the brewery before the penn state Wisconsin game. Go Penn State. Pours a see through dark red color with no head on it. Smell is sweet dried fruit and anise ( not really a fan of anise). Taste is sweet and the anise comes through, boooooo. Not really for me but I had not problem finishing the sample size.
muzzlehatch (4766) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught sample at the brewpub, September 23rd. Looks totally black when I receive it in the darkness of this very dim brewpub, but when held up to a lamp it’s more a clear dark bronze, just a bit of head even when shaken...nose is faintly raisiny with lots of caramel malts, a decent yeast component shows up when warmed - a bit of mildew perhaps? but in a good way!...very sweet at the front, caramel and port wine, but as it warms and as the taste goes on some nice acidity and a bit of tartness and bitter chocolate enter and it finishes more dryly than could have been predicted...nicely full body, perfect supple carbonation.
Travlr (21427) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the source. Hazy deep amber color. Aroma of brownies. Taste is sourdough brownies.
thedm (5668) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 6, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This draft brew from the brewery poured a head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were fully diminished and left behind a uncarbonated transparent red brown colored body and a fair lacing. The mild aroma was malty. The off-tasting mildly vinous mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish. The odd tasting flavor contained notes of raisin and ginger. Not one that I would likely buy again.
Dogbrick (11492) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the brewpub. Slightly hazy brownish-amber color with a medium light beige head that recedes gradually. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt, dark fruit and caramel. Medium to full body with flavors of caramel malt, plums and earthy yeast. The finish is fruity with a spicy yeast aftertaste. Decent overall.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
3oz on tap at the brewpub. Mostly hazy dark red, slight brown color to it. Nice thin khaki head, decent bits of lace. Medium plus body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Some caramel malt, bigger dark fruit, light spiciness to the aroma. Some belgian yeast and candy sugar. Moderate spicy taste, moderate sweet, moderate bitter, light bit of heat. Some raw grain in the finish. Solid american dubbel.
notalush (5728) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at the brewery - medium amber with a light haze - this one has some potential, but is far too sweet and alcoholic - there are some nice notes of plum and toffee, along with some spicy phenolics, but a sugary sweetness washes these out and the alcohol heat in the finish is a bit much.
Bacterial (2822) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber pour - really nice nose on this one, permeating the table (maybe I’m just extra thirsty). Served in a pretty big chalice glass. A bit disappointed, they have the Apple Brandy version listed on their menu but don’t expect to tap it until the weekend - WTF? This may taint my rating. Lots of dark fruit in the aroma and the taste. Just a hint of booze in the finish. Nice spice character from the Belgian yeast as well. Nice.
kaser (5640) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fruit and syrup aroma. Deep honey and wheat taste. Dark amber pour. This was poured from a keg at vintage brewing in Madison, WI.
pablo951 (636) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had it at on tap Vintage Brewery in Madison Wi. Poured a clear brown hue, with a light head. Heavy Belgian malt aroma and the ginge and anise really pop out with this beer.
ChiGuy68 (545) - Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2013 Tasted on tap at Vintage.a dark hazy amber with a thin head. Spiced fruit and the taste of malt.
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