TattooJack (534) - Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2015 JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep copper/amber with tan head. Aroma of campfire and caramel. Peppery, dark fruit and bread flavor with dates.
Poured from the 6-pack of bottles, smells sweet & boozy, looks brown with a big tan-ish collar, taste is exactly what the smell would make you think it is, all sweet, a bit of sour, booze (which is why I bought it 8.5%) All the hops taste like malt and sugar. The buzz is right up my alley, but the style is not my cup of tea (British reference). Food pairing: something really salty like a deep fried gyros with cheese. kaser (6382) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Very carbonated. Raisin, grape, bread, cherry, biscuit, and earthy. This has a ton going on in it. 12oz bottle pour to tulip glass at home. Makes you burp alot with all of the bubbles, like champagne. Smell is fruity and plum. Confusing beer, not sure i like or don’t like it, just not used to something like this. keepersj12 (3137) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2014
I like this. What it is, I'm not sure. Kind of a Barley wine. Aroma like that with fruit and booze. The taste is also barleywine like. Lots of booze on the throat. Excellent winter warmer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Lemke10 (995) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2014
This pours a cloudy amber color with a slight head and some floaties. The aroma is malty with hints of sweet figs. The taste is sweet, malty with a bit of warming booze. An interesting take on an American Strong Ale as it’s kind of thin for the style but the sweetness and booze is there. ccex (1365) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2014
12 oz bottle pours a reddish amber with substantial creamy off-white head and a bit of lacing. Aroma has lots of sweet malts, some raisins and even banana. Taste is sweeter than I expected with only slight bitterness and some alcohol warming in the finish. Body is medium + with average carbonation. I didn’t know what to expect from this one, and am still a bit confused about what it tries to be.
ChiGuy68 (615) - Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2014
Tasted from a 12oz. bottle. It poured a deep reddish amber with a frothy tan head. Had a sweet caramel malt aroma and taste of malt and alcohol. A bold, flavorful beer. rlgk (18844) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2014
Bottle from Ware House Liqour, Chicago. Clear deep golden/amber beer with a nice lasting offwhite head. Malty caramel aroma, bready, biscuits, hay, cereal notes, toffee, vinous notes. Malty caramel flavor, nuts, hoppy citrus, caramel, roasted notes, some warming alcohol. Decent beer. r464 (2370) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2014
Strong aroma and flavors, dark fruits, malt, alcohol. Raisin, fig, cherry, a bit of caramel (but not too sweet). A certain heaviness accompanies the malty base and leads to a strong finish. Earthy, woody pine and resin lie beneath. Dfonorow (2274) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2014
On tap at Milwaukee Brew Fest 2013. Pour is cloudy orange with a large beige head. Aroma is on the sweeter side - dry grain, light hops, banana, bread, caramel. Flavor is similar - wheat, banana, clove, yeast, caramel. Fredis23 (568) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Opaque Brown, Huge Long Lasting Foamy Head, Lots of Lacing. Sweet Malt and Raisins Aroma. Sweet Malt, Raisins, Light and Pleasant Alcohol Zing. Nice Smooth BOdy, Creamy, Hides High ABV Real Well. Nice. Pleasant Surprise. Enjoyed it And Loved It. Recommended...