chinchill (2142) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour the 12 oz bottle into my Belgian snifter, I see a clear red-brown ale with a small, bubbly and very short-lived head. Aromas of raisins and dates emerge, mixed with some alcohol esters.
Flavor: dark fruits, a hint of banana, traces of brown spices, fruity alcohol.
Feel: smooth and very gentle for 11.8% ABV, but warming.
O: a tasty Amer. quad with good complexity and balance, and a much higher ABV than the flavor indicates. .
HeadyDE (521) - Delaware, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle pour at least a few years on it..pours a medium brown red color..slight head and carbonation..nose is dark fruit laden with cherry...molasses..brown sugar soaked raisin...faint spice notes in there as well..mouthfeel is amazingly medium bodied for being an almost 12% beast..taste is a match to the nose that is not boozy at first..but does have some warmth on linger..pretty tasty but seems to be missing some depth and complexity...alright
DrinkinWell (290) - - APR 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the brewery. Pours brown with off-white head and decent lacing. Fall aromas--hay, brown sugar, sweet malts. Sweet malts, caramel, vanilla. Awesome.
tmoreau (2570) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared 12 oz. bottle, poured to snifters, and showing a clear, copper hue, with a modest layer of off white/light tan, bubbly head foam, and spotty lacing. The nose was sweet, lightly spiced, cherry, and tartness. The body was medium+ with soft carbonation, and alcohol that was mellow but warming. Smooth on the palate, not overpowering, but harmonious subtlety to the flavor notes.
geologyguy (773) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Malty and slightly fruity...strong alcohol...not much else besides strong taste and malt
EvanFriend (314) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very sweet, lots of brown sugar and Belgian yeast spiciness, maybe some ginger, and a hint of dried fruit. Not overly carbonated, but it seems to be almost "dancing", for lack of a better word, on the tongue. I can’t really describe the "dancing" mouthfeel, but I like it.
reggiedunlop (3219) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an opaue amber/ruby with a thin tan head. Aroma has slightly boozy fruits...plum, prune, date. Flavor follows suit and adds earthy/leathery hops and light spice. Mouthfeel is medium/full and the finish is dry, earthy/leathery, and spicy.
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma - sweet dark fruited malt with spice
Appearance - the body is deep caramel-colored, and with a tight white head about 3" high. It fades and is a halo after
Taste - the beer tastes sweet, with dark fruit, spice, vanilla, and orange peel (perhaps curaçao)
Palate - the body is more thin that medium. Texture slick. The carbonation average. The finish long and strong with that alcohol burn
stevoj (2334) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent quad,acking some of the body and wine like characteristics of the original. Fark and toasty with some alcohol warmth.
udfan07 (71) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured with a dark amber color. This beer has notes of cinnamon with maybe a hint of cherry. Can really taste the alcohol in it although not complaining about that