batneil (751) - - JAN 31, 2015
On tap at a Concord beer festival. Very dark and quite unusual to taste. Sweet, with some vanilla. A little bit sickly. Gription79 (2893) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Poured from a bottle. Some soapy notes, chocolate, caramel, burnt sugar, prune, dry, woody. SHIG (4964) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle: Poured a dark reddish hint brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is strong dark fruit, hint of chocolate, roasted malt, and vanilla. Taste is nice woods mixed with raisin/plum fruit, a nice vanilla and tingle to finish. Very lively on the tongue! sonnycheeba (6259) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 2, 2012
2011 Bottle. Pours dark amber/ruby with thin, fizzy beige head; short retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is ripe berries, bourbon, molasses, caramel malt, floral hops, vanilla, and light oak. Flavor is balanced sweet malt and dark fruit esters with faint hops; bourbon and vanilla undertones throughout with a sweet finish. Medium body, low carbonation, and medium warmth. Tmoney99 (14846) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Draft. Poured dark reddish brown color with medium off-white frothy head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Medium malt, vanilla, dark fruit, yeast aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy comples sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid brew.
monk191 (2023) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Tasty and unique. Pours a deep mahogany with a light brown head. Smells of herbs and oak. Taste definitely has a brandy hint, with oak barrels and herbs. Good, but heavy.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone arone12 (932) - Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Pours a brown color with a light brown head. Smells heavily of vanilla and a tid bit of bourbon. Taste is fairly smooth and creamy with vanilla rounding out the finish. Some minor bitterness is present. Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Dark red brownpour, thin beige head. Vanilla and date aroma, cherry, fig, brown sugar. tastes very heavyon the vanilla, toffee, cherry, plum, fig. Very unusual beer with lots of fruit and barrell character. Actually a little heavy on the vanilla, but quite nice. brokensail (16633) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 24, 2012
The pour is a dark brown color with a bit of amber/red to it. There is some mild roast quality to the beer, but it’s mostly sweet. Heavy on the toffee and brown sugar, a little bit of dark fruit character. It’s also got a little bit of sweat/feet to it, strangely. The flavor lacks any foot-like qualities, fortunately. It’s mostly sweet toffee, brown sugar, and some vanilla. A nice dark fruit quality, mostly plums and raisins. I don’t get a lot of the figs, but certainly some currants. chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2011
draft at Beer Revolution... super dark brown but not black with a thin tan head, gone right away... very malty nose, lots of molasses but alcohol is present... doesn’t taste great a touch alcohol and thin with raisins