sinfull (1655) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2015 DrnkMcDermott (3099) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
$5 bomber at Binny’s from Dec. 2010. So I finally dredge this out dyrubg this year’s Hanukkah. Why not? I’m allowed. Nice brownish, slightly dense pour under a fizzy light tan head. Bright smell, malty with more of a raisin than grape note. Taste is pretty unique; a little musty, like raisins or a bit of prune. Sweet sherry overtones make up for a slight bit of oxidation by my once again letting this stay in my cellar too long.
Dark, chestnut color. Thin head . Aroma of malt , caramel and grape. Malty , sweet taste with dry , alcohol ending. The bottle was kind of vintage, so it probably changed a lot. decaturstevo (6244) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Copper pour with off white head. Aroma is raisins and malt. Flavor is sweet malt and dried fruit. A light hinto cherry as well. Medium body with ok carbonation. Ok beer but glad I don’t have 10 bottles to drink. beerbill (3618) - Laurel, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2014
22 oz. bottle purchased at Bellport Cold Beer & Soda. I was pleasantly surprised to find this vintage beer sitting on the shelves in Dave’s store. Pours a murky brown with a moderate amber-white head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left partial lace. Happily, there were no chunks floating about as happens from time to time with older beers. The aroma is strongly toffee with notable sweetness. A bit of overripe orange in the nose as well. The flavor is even sweeter than the aroma suggests with super sweet toffee and some supporting overripe orange. There was no sign of the concord grape in either the nose or the taste. Cloying on the palate. I would have liked to have had this one much fresher. Alas, it did not age well. JHeath99 (1678) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2013 Bottle from Bootleggers. Dark amber with a slight purple haze and minimal head. Aroma of grapes and wood. Taste is very weird: grape, hazelnut, hints of coffee. Not a usual combination. GreatDane1632 (1169) - North Dakota, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Notes from 2011 -- Pours a dark amber with almost no head, had a reddish hue to it. Candi Sugar dominates initial whiff which fades to malt and grape sweetness. Initial dull malt flavor that gives way to complex malt, grape, citrus sweetness. Has a slight by distinct flavor throughout. Enjoyable to drink. Wouldn’t bode well in large quantities as the sweetness that makes it a good beer would overwhelm.
zgaier (1951) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Pours a muddy brown with a beige head and sweet, fruity aroma of grape juice and caramel. Taste is sweet and very fruity with a lot of grape flavor coming through along with lighter caramel and malt notes. Unique brew, too much grape and fruit for me jjgmd (2162) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Bomber. Pours a surprisingly muddy brown pour with no appreciable head. Nose is sweet, and fruity with a predominance of overripe grapes. Taste is malty, sweet and very fruity. Finish is very sweet and borders on nauseating. Nice try, but not for me. Quaff Score 4 / 10 madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2013
12th January 2013shigadeyo (3739) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Murky brown - purple beer, small cream coloured head. Smooth palate with mild carbonation. Fairly malty with a trace of marmite. Mild tangy grape juice. Fairly neutral finish. Quite drinkable but pretty simplistic. Overall a bit malty.
sjohnny (636) - - JAN 20, 2013
7/28/2011: He’Brew Rejewvenator (Harvest to Harvest Ale; Half Doppelbock, Half Belgian Style Dubbel; Ale brewed with All Natural Concord Grape Juice)... Aroma: Concord grape juice (moreso as the beer warms) with a bit of rye/caraway cracker. Appearance: Amber color, golden hue; thin beige veil that creates interesting shapes. Flavor: Luckily, the flavor doesn’t pass on the Concord grape juice character, but it’s a bit flat... Mostly caramel malt with a suggestion of floral hop along with some DRY Concord grape juice through the finish (more and more grape juice as the beer warms paired with a caramel syrup sweetness; the concord grape seems to dominate a bit a room temp); a bit overly sweet throughout. Palate: Medium-full body; smooth, sticky on the lips. Overall: Good, but a bit of a let-down; fig and date were so much better and more complex...
22 fl. oz. bottle (8.2% Alc. by Vol.). Rating #144 for this beer.
Pure Welch's grape juice aroma. Dark caramel with off white head. Grape, yeast, slightly bitter finish. Light bodied.