5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2013kevinator (2176) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2017
Bottle:   Deep caramel, thin sudsy sandy head, little lacing.   Dark pitted fruit on the nose, bready, in the dark sense, sweet, caramel malts, a bit rummy, with soft wood and noticeable alcohol.   Bright dark pitted fruit and dark bready malts up front, alcohol, with a woody and soft rum background.   Still seems very green, young, and slightly brash.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Heavy barnish and musty notes on the finish, bready, dusty, some dark pitted fruit, wood, rum, and alcohol.   Lots going on, still seems a little young even.   Decent little beer, or should I say big beer, but remains a little green and brash as is.   Otherwise enjoyable.
Good quad but tough to reach the top ratings in this style. Aromas and flavors of nut, rum, oak and sweet breads. Dark brown color and medium weight. IrishBoy (4185) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 27, 2016
750 ml bottle from Tavour batch 014 BO 3/14/16. Nose is light vanilla, toffee, raisins, bubblegum, and light tobacco. Clear rusty red with a small beige head. Flavor is sweet vanilla caramels with nuts and a hint of rum. Fatehunter (2561) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - AUG 4, 2016
Pours a thin head on a dark brown body.
Aroma is oak, nuts, caramel and dark fruit.
Taste is brown sugar, then fruit sweetness. A little nutty...
Texture is soft.
A mellow quad, but with good flavor. tapthis (272) - Baytown, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2016 Bottled on 7/6/2015, batch no. 011, 1 pint 9.4 ounces. Pours a dark Amber with no head or lacing and minimal carbonation. Has a strong musty mouthfeel. Tastes of old bitter apricots and prunes with and an aftertaste of moldy fruit. Smells of heavy fibrous fruits. Dogbrick (12918) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2015
2012 Batch 002 Bottle #1187. The beer pours a murky dark brownish-amber color with a medium foamy light beige head that dissipates gradually to a film. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malt, fruit and yeast. Full-bodied with flavors of dark fruit, earthy yeast and grainy malt. The finish is sweet with a fruity yeast aftertaste. Decent overall.
dalekliz (922) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 16, 2015
2014 bottle. Pours a dark murky reddish-brown with a big off-white head that lingers. Sweet aroma, of dark fruits, booze, malt, brown sugar. Taste is metallic and boozy, of malt, rum, dark fruits. Lingering fruity sweetness and malt that ends watery. Not bad. monk191 (1959) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 13, 2015
A decent quad, nothing too memorable. Pours a clearish Amber with a thin tan head. Smells of plums. Taste is more plumbs, with a bit of vanilla, and an average finish. Had in the bottle. lownote (585) - Austin, Alabama, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Pours a cloudy brown with some lingering head. Some oaky aromas and a light sweetness. Pretty thin body. Tastes pretty one dimensional. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 30, 2015
medium bodied purple amber pour. lots of dried fruits, raisins, figs, sweet flavors. Not as boozy as expected. medium mouthfeel. decent zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2014
(bottle - corked & caged 750 ml) Murky copper with a thick tan head. Sweet and fruity aroma. Lots of plums and some raisins as well. Flavor is very sweet with lots of dark fruits and tons of caramel malts. Surprisingly light and thin bodied for nearly 11%. Really sweet and kind of nice.