jbeatty (1248) - New York, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Bottle at Torst, 03/30/2013. Pours dark plum brown, little head with large bubbles floating on the surface. Aroma of roasted dark chocolate, caramel candy, musty malty sweetness, wood. Taste is sweet, chocolate coffee, light roast bitterness, vanilla, sweet barrel notes. Full bodied and smooth, alcohol not noticeable. Very nice, darker and more straightforward than the Back Room, still delicious. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2013
bottle sample at The Festival. caramel orange colored pour, fuller mouthfeel. Wonderful rich maltiness, touch of dark fruits. Really enjoyable. boozy yet elegant. Very nice hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Bottle. Poured a brown color with a small sized off white head. Caramel, brown sugary, some wood, and dark fruits. Lighter vinous quality in the tastes. On the sweeter side ... a enjoyable sipper. cgarvieuk (24462) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle at home... Deep black... Sweet roast... Dark malts... Sweet toffee... Soft fruit... Deep sweet toffee... Juicy.. I think i like malaga.. Very sweet melow Light oxidation.. Nice Lonick (1872) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 3, 2013
Excellent in all respects, fruity with prunes/dates/raisins to the fore. The alcohol is very even and balanced.
Ferris (15265) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle - Alcohol, licorice, molasses, dark roast and sweet dark fruit barrel notes. Jet brown with a thin rich light brown head. Molasses, soy, licorice and chocolate. Finishes nice and sweet with a bit of barrel and burn on the throat. Great oily mouth feel and everything in balance. A bit darker in look and flavor, but still really good. This is much better than the back room. kbudd19 (1019) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
blackish brown pour, minimal white head. Gorgeous aroma of raisins, brown sugar, oak, dark rum soaked fruit...very enticing. Taste - Light carbonaton, raisins, brown sugar, slight heat, sweet (caramelized sugar) boozy finish. Rich, refined, a real sipper for sure! CarlJonas (231) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2014
Brown, hazy liquid, small beige head. Vineous sweet aroma, hints of higher alcohols. Rich and very smooth, sweet taste and moutfeel with some warming alcohol. Leaves a slight burning sensation. Pretty great. alexsdad06 (10387) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2014
11.2 oz bottle shared by b3shine. Pours a clear brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have dark caramel malts, dark fruits, wood, a hint of smoke, sweeter barrel notes I can assume came from the Malaga. This is solid and tasty. b3shine (8865) - Indiana, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle to snifter (shared with the group; thanks DuffMan). Looks good; a translucent darker brown with very thin light beige lacing. Smells good too; sweet and malty with notes of oak, vanilla, and a touch of earthiness. Tastes like it smells with notes of raisin and a nice, sweet, slightly vinous mouthfeel. Good beer!