RobertDale (6474) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 17, 2015
12 ounce can. Thanks Al. Pours dark brown with an average tan head. Aroma of chocolate and malt. Taste is chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruit, vanilla, and a touch of spice. Very good Boutip (6374) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2014
Can: Poured a dark deep brown color ale with a medium size off-white head with limited retention and not much lacing. Aroma of dry raisin and brown sugar with a healthy dose of caramelized sugar is very interesting. Taste is also dominated by a healthy dose of caramelized malt with some dry raisins notes and some light residual brown sugar notes. Body is bit light to sustain all the spices and dry fruits notes with medium carbonation. Interesting beer but seems to be lacking a little bit malt profile. obguthr (6355) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Can, courtesy of TheHoff43: Pecan nose, with a hint of raisins and dark chocolate. Mahogany, thick tan head, fair retention. Pecan and raisin flavor, dark chocolate overtones, but indistinct, muddled. Vanilla finish. Soft carbonation, light body. More nutty than anything, but nice. JK (6160) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Tap at Repiblic uptown. Daek brown with a little red to the color. Light atoma of grain and sugar. Somecomplexity to the flavor, which starts dry but opes up to dried fruit and sweet malt. Good palate. badgerben (5178) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2012
On tap @ New Bohemian. Dark brown color with a small head. Light malt aroma. Grainy, dusty and dry flavor/palate. After coming up to almost room temp, the raisins come out a bit and some dry cocoa notes show up.
Blairgus (4613) - California, USA - MAY 30, 2015
29 May 2015, can. brown. Nose is nutty vanilla and chocolate. Ned/thin body and mildly fizzy. Dark toast, spices. Nice enough. ads135 (4607) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 28, 2015
A fantastic winter ale. Thick and delicious. Dark, sweet, with a nice head and slick body. Tried at the Mill City Tavern at the Minneapolis airport in 2015. edgallow (4211) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 10, 2015
12 oz can pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts, chocolate, vanilla and some spice. Taste is chocolate, spice and grain. Nuffield (4171) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2015
This pours very nice--dark, with a cascade effect and lingering caramel head. The aroma is curious, with raisins, fleece blankets, and good cocoa. The flavor has the cocoa and a lingering fruitiness, and it finishes roasty with a light lactose. The body is disappointing: carbonation leaves it quickly and it feels very flat. O.k. but not great. Can. HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2013
12 oz. can. Very dark brown pour with medium tan head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, some vanilla and dark fruit notes. Pretty rich. Flavor is robust, coating, lots of dark fruit and chocolate sweetness with mild roast and dark chocolate bitterness. Malty, layered, but smooth. Some raisin flesh and caramel notes. Full bodied, coating mouthfeel, with mild bitterness towards the finish. Pretty nice.