bhensonb (15235) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Capped 750 from Nugget Market in Davis, CA. Pours dark ruddy copper with a 3 finger creamy dark beige head. Aromas of treacle, dark fruit and maybe hop. Or not. Arguably full bodied. Flavor is very dark, enhanced by the ABV, and is imaginable as super dark fruit cake. There’s a light heat/spice combo burn. Every quaff is an interesting cycle of flavors and mouthfeel. I think I even get chocolate occasionally. Truly fantastic ale.The finish is not dry, but that would be wrong. It’s not overly sweet either. Seems just right. gunnfryd (14895) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle at RBNG-14. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is yeast, caramel, roasted malt, dried fruits. Flavour is yeast, caramel, roasted malt, dried fruits, spices, sugar. Full body. Very nice. A beer i enjoy to taste. Ratman197 (14848) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2013
750 ml bottle poured a clerar reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of toffee, dates, fig, carmel and light earthiness. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, dates, carmel and figs with a smooth lingering toffee finish. Scopey (14766) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2015
Bottle via trade, shared at Craft Clerko. It pours clear deep red-brown with a small beige head. The nose is soft, juicy, toasted brown sugars, caramel, dried fruits, plum, date, prune wood, bourbon, touch of ginger, umami character and dark malty tang. The taste is bitter, earthy. Toasty, pretty sweet, juicy, toasted sugars, plum, prune, candy, good alcohol boost, banana bread and fruit cake with a smooth, sweetish finish. Full body, moderate carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Punchy, but pretty tasty also. djd07 (14562) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is candy sugar, dark fruit, wood, vanilla. Thin mouth, similar flavors to nose, nice booze finish, really enjoyed this.
Tmoney99 (14495) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2013
Bottle. Poured a clear brown color with an average to large frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate dark fruit, spice and dark sugar aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy dark sweet flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Standout complex brew. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Campground Throwdown 2, 75cl bottle. Minimal off-white head atop clear dark brown body. Aroma is sweet, raisin, vinous/alcohol, some plum, caramel. Taste is sweet, chococaramel, grape/vinous, some plum. Sticky full body, minimal carbonation. kermis (13482) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2015
Bottle shared at the return of Old Spice tasting. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel, overripe dark fruit, toffee, malt and brown sugar. Flavour is heavy sweet. Full bodied with alcohol warmth and soft carbonation. Stuu666 (13433) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark brown, some banana, fruity, toffee, sugary and sweet. BeerandBlues2 (13323) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Pours dark brown with a medium, creamy tan head, medium retention and good lacing. Aroma is banana, figs, and plums with caramel and cookie malt, Belgian yeast spices and earthy hops. Flavor is sweet malt, dark fruits, Belgian yeast spices and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.