Scopey (14778) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2013
Can thanks to Leighton at the Night of Garbage. It pours deep amber with a small yellow-white head. The nose is pine, raisin, date, prune, citrus peel and brown bread. The taste is bitter-sweet, date, prune, fig, caramel, sugary, berry, toast and candy with a sweetish finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Smells a bit better than it tastes. Solid stuff nonetheless. Tmoney99 (14502) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2011
Draft. Poured hazy brown copper with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate sweet spice, fruit and hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy smooth fruit bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where met.
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 15, 2011
Draft. Medium beige head atop clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, raisin, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some raisin, light herbal. Sticky medium-full body. Drake (13742) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2011
12 ounce can from Beer Run. Pours a clear dark orange-ish brown color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Malty aroma with notes of brown sugar, dates and piney hops. The taste is piney, tropical hops with spices, earthy and malty notes. Medium bodied. BeerandBlues2 (13355) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 21, 2011
Tap. Pours clear tawny with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is herbal, citrus, and spicy hops, fruity esters, biscuit and caramel malt. Flavor is medium malt, moderate bitterness and hops, fruity esters, earthy hops and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.
Dogbrick (13036) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2012
This beer pours a reddish-brown color with a medium beige head that recedes steadily. Rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of toffee, dark fruit and hops. Medium body with flavors of dark malt, figs/dates, hops and a bit of yeast. The finish is fruity with a resinous hops aftertaste. Pretty good all around. hopdog (12584) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2015
12oz can. Poured a dark amber bordering a brownish color with an off white head. Dark fruits, caramel, chocolate and a lighter spice. slowrunner77 (12051) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"No idea what "style" I was partaking in while drinking this, but I dug it. Floral and hoppy, but that’s just one part of what was going on. Ample malt As well...caramel, nutty and fruity with a good dose of dates and a bittersweet finish. Nicely done."
j12601 (12000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Can. Pours a clear but deeply dark brown with a medium sized tanned beige head. Nice hop aromas up front, earthy malt and toast, caramel and sweet malt. Medium bodied, sweet and warm. Spicy malt, a bit of dark fruit. Smooth and fairly well balanced. Lingering spiciness, dark malt. deyholla (11609) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2011
Can shared by Steve at the 2011 Kuhnhenn Winter Solstice. Pours a clear deep amber with a plum hue and a light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a pine hope note with backing dark fruits and a bit of toffee. Flavor has an interesting combination of dark fruit and earthy pone hop with a bit of backing dark fruit and spice.