Braudog (6070) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Right off the bat, I’m not getting this one. The aroma is a bit "off" -- clearly boiling over with sugary sweetness but with an added almost rubbery thing. The pour is visually appealing enough ... super deep and dark reddish black with a thick blanket of off-white, pock-marked foam. The beer drinks with an overwhelming dark fruit sweetness, thick with prune all the way, and add some dark brown sugar, just a bit thick and out of balance for my taste. (#5261, 9/21/2013)
jgb9348 (5235) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark brown coloured body with a nice three centimetre tall tan head and a dark brown, ruby and violet tint when held up to a light. Aroma of malt, alcohol, pit fruits, raisins, earth, yeast and some bananas - very nice and a good blend of a dubbel and trip, with the smell favouring dubbel. Medium-bodied; Strong roasty malt flavours with a lot of pit fruits, some earth and medicinal notes and hints of light spices overlayed with sugars throughout. Aftertaste shows a strong yeast note, some alcohol, bananas again and a good pit fruit sweetness. Overall, a well-crafted beer that blends styles, but shows a nice complexity and flavour profile - great to try! I just wish this wasn’t in such a large format bottle. I sampled this 75 cL bottle purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 06-July-2013 for US$7.91 sampled at home in Washington on 06-September-2013.
pilgrimoutlaw (878) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
6 month old bottle pours dark reddish brown with light tan head. Soy sauce, chocolate, nuts, caramel, bread. Moderately sweet. Medium bodied. Sticky, creamy with a hint of peppery aftertaste.
Leafs93 (1945) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark reddish brown with a medium khaki head. Aroma is caramel, pear, raisin, milk chocolate and spiciness. Taste is sweet with a spicy kick. Medium bodied, smooth, soft carbonation. Delicious.
BillWyce (887) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes: Poured a deep, opaque nutty brown, with a 1-finger tan head. Nice amount of lacing. Sweet candied fruit aroma, with some nuttiness and a spice note. Full body with a mild, syrupy thickness, Deep, nutty malt flavor with spice notes and some candy sweetness. Very nice.
MadRobin (2505) - Silver Spring, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap 5 oz. pour at Max's in the Fell's Point distriict, Baltimore, MD.
Opaque, brown-black with a tan head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of dark fruit (raisins, figs and berries), toffee, caramel and chocolate.
Taste of dark fruit (raisins, figs and berries), cola, apricot, caramel and chocolate.
Medium body and medium/low carbonization.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Beerathon (1670) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark fruit flavors and aroma, nice strong ABV finish. This beer is very tasty.
bp (838) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: pours dark brown with a thin tan head, aroma is fruity and chocolaty, taste is dark fruit, malty, chocolate and full bodied. Nice.
tgncc (3036) - Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From AC Beer Fest 2013. The aroma is bread, fruit. The flavor is just like the aroma. The appearance is clear yellow/amber, white head. The finish is pepper. Quite good.
Travlr (17722) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 8, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft courtesy of Geoff, thanks! Cloudy brown color. Aroma of cocoa. Taste is very sweet chocolate, too sweet for me.