DavidtheM (7) - Carmel, Indiana, USA - JAN 8, 2006 does not count
Lots of fruity esters in the aroma. Ruby red color with dense white foam. The flavor is out of this world, with fruit, spice and malt aplenty! Cobra (1100) - - JAN 2, 2006
Totally Belgian. On tap at Bowie, Md. Served in a small snifter. Hazy, orangish color, with a minimal off white head. Aromas are of rum soaked dried fruit, Belgian funk, and alcohol galore. Massive amounts of caramel, and minimal hops make for a head pounding experience.
Good thing I only had one of these rascals. shigadeyo (3759) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2007
Bottle 224/500: A special "thank you" to SpringsLicker for sharing this beer at the Tennessee Spring(ish) Tasting in Knoxville, TN on 3/10/2007...
Repent seems a bit intimidating as it sits there in its large, nearly black flip-top bottle sealed with black wax and hidding behind an almost demononic label... It pours out a beautifully clear, fairly dark amber color with a fleeting ivory head. A very sweet blend of malts and aged fruits quickly capture the nose and dare you to venture closer. When you do, you’ll also notice some slight smoke and alcohol in the aroma as well. The flavor is also sweet, but so very good and complex Threads of rich caramel malt, aged fruit (raisins, prunes, berries), cola, and other port-like qualities all weave together to create an intense flavor experience. The alcohol seems to masquerade itself well sometimes surfacing and tasting like port and other times reminding me more of sweet whisky. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy like thin syrup with a medium to full texture. This is a wonderful beer. I don’t think I’d have any problem sitting around all night enjoying this beer until I managed to finish the entire bottle! However, it’s so good that I nearly fell out of my chair and onto my knees to repent since I felt so bad for drinking it. Thanks again Jay. This was a rare treat! Bacterial (3027) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Bottle shared by BVery on the APN bus. Wow! DuClaw kicks some serious ass in the high ABV realm. Hazy light brown pour with a tan head. Sweet malty nose, awesome taste - boozy, caramel, toffee and awesome. Will be looking for this again! dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2005
Draft @ DuClaw in Fells Point, Poured a dark purplish/red with a small white head, looked like cough syrup in the glass, surprisingly good cough syrup, rich vinous nose, rasins, sugar, cherry, port wine. Sweet and fruity with flavors of the above, sticky sweet on the tongue, warming, delicious. Best I’ve had from DuClaw so far.
Braudog (6791) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark red and thin, with a thin head. But the aroma is your fort warning. Rich with cooked sugar and alcohol, I’m already afraid. This drinks with rich, ripe, dark fruit .... Clearly high gravity, and quite possibly flammable. (#4715, 8/2/2012) BVery (10711) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Bomber via trade with burgy - thanks man! Wow - this is awesome. Hazy rich amber pour. Very rich - a lot of barrel aged barley wine elements in this. Slick and carmely - fruity - boozy - wood and bourbon. Fantastic! TheBeerGod (6241) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2005
Draft at DuClaw in Bowie. Came out in an 8oz. snifter. I held it up to the sunlight and witnessed a beautiful ruby body. No head on this bombshell at all. Nose is phenomenal! Dark fruits, caramel, raw sugar, spices, soaked rum cake, alcohol, raisins, faint honey, and light apple notes. Taste is swee and sugary with lots of alcohol. Rum soaked dark fruits, caramel, hints of toffee, light sspices, angel food cake, sweet malts, light honey and white grapes. Exquisite! Body was sticky and syrupy but went down smooth leaving a nice alcohol warmth. Finishes with more rum soaked fruits, rich cake, spices, light honey, sweet malts, white grapes and alcohol. Awesome stuff! hopscotch (11175) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2006 Draft... This beer rocks!... Crystal clear, deep ruby ale with a small, creamy, off-white head.
The nose delivers strong notes of molasses, tawny port, dark raisins and milk chocolate covered cherry fluff. A suggestion of candied dates. Vineous, fruity flavor... chocolate covered black cherries swimming in a shallow pool of medium-dry, brown sherry. Whispers of caramel and brown sugar. Ultra full-bodied and way creamy with mild carbonation. Finishes fruity and medium dry. Surprisingly, the alcohol is not at all overbearing. I’d like to try this one again after it’s spent the better part of a year in a Kentucky bourbon barrel. World class brew!