BlackHaddock (6986) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2017
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
7th Feb 2017: on a flight at the Long Beach brewery. Amber bronze pour, the head an off-white affair. My sweet tooth took to this immediately: the aroma setting the stall out with caramel and toffee coated plum like smells. The taste was also a mixture of fruits covering in malty molasses with just enough hop content to stop the sweetness becoming too syrupy or coying. Most likely my favourite of all the beers sampled at the Long Beach Beachwood brewery that day.
anders37 (25652) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a dark ruby amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty caramel and toffee aroma. Sweetish malty spicy yeasty caramel, toffee and dark fruit flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty caramel finish.
BeerandBlues2 (12847) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours clear dark brown with a medium, creamy light tan head with medium retention and good lacing. Aroma is dates and figs with toast, nutty, and caramel malt with light spicy hops and peppery alcohol. Flavor is malt dominant with medium alcohol notes, dark fruity esters, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
BMan1113VR (7922) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours with a clear bronze hued body and an off-white head. Aromas are nutty and toasty with a big malt backing that seems a bit munich like. Raisins, plums and some other dark fruit esters. Some alcohol. Flavors are medium sweet, and malty, candi sugar, alcohol, pear and currants. Finishes dry, but with a good amount of alcohol-sweetness.
bb (8987) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Mahogony beer with a cream head. Light roast and yeast aroma with malt. Malt and yeast flavor with alcohol. Medium bodied. Malt and yeast lingers with alcohol. Want a little less alcohol and a little more of somethign else.
ADfan (870) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from the tap at Beachwood it has a dark amber color in the glass. The aroma has caramel, butterscotch and candy. The taste has roasted malts, sugar, caramel and sweet brandy. I was surprised at the 11.3% ABV, it was hidden well. Smooth finish.
brokensail (16399) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber pour with an off-white head. Nose has a nice fruit and candy sweetness. Plenty of banana, bubblegum, caramel, and brown sugar. Very subtle spice notes. Intensely sweet flavor with tons of sugar, grape, and bubblegum. Really nice banana notes, mild alcohol, yeast, and spices. Nice toasted malt note in the background.