Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2010
Courtesy of Pailhead. Mahogany, red edges held to light. Highly carbonated. Dark fruits up front, faint yeasty character and alcohol through the back end. Flavor much the same. Fig/prune a little stronger, chewy/yeasty through the middle. Slight alcohol warming in the finish. wetherel (1883) - Cupertino, California, USA - JAN 18, 2009
750mL bottle tried at at Woodshop Quad. Very malty. Lots of melanoidins. Sweetish. Lots of mouthfeel carbonation. Dry finish. Very good. Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2008
Major gusher, but not sour. Very dark brown with a lasting foam. Nose is very nice, with brandy soaked dark fruits and Belgian yeast. Flavor is very dynamic, full, layered from start to finish, complex and it finishes well. Notes of plum, banana, caramel, brown sugar and burnt toffee. Well balanced, with a tremendous yeast character. Nice mouth feel. A delicious treat. mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2007
Pours a hazy maroon, brown with a big fluffy off tan head. Smells of some dark malts and fruits. A little smoke in there too I picked up. Interesting. Taste is very sweet, almost a little tart. Just a touch of some smoky maltiness. Nice dark fruits, alost funked out fruits. Really syrupy, but fairly easy drinking. Definitely get some alcohol in the taste, especially in the finish. Get a little heat there. Good brew. 60minuteman (1718) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2014 Dark oil black pour and minimal head. Medium bodied, medium lasting. Roasted malt, dark fruits, cocoa, coffee, licorice, earth, tons going. Alcohol is not overpowering, but it is noticeable. I could probably go for this one again. Unique.
tcane7 (1674) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Bottle with Chris, Ray and Jay. Pours a deep amber with thin beige head, and spots of soapy lace. Caramel, slightly oxidized hops, vanilla. Pretty smooth, slightly watery JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2006
North wales. Dark reddish brown color with light head. Strong roasted sweet malts and dark fruit aroma. Big bite in it - can definately taste the alcohol. Sweet cherry, chocolate, and some medicine taste. Overall not too bad, but I expected better. GMCC2181 (1610) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAY 27, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2009 Bottle, pours a dark color with a monster head. Smells chocolatey and fruity. Taste is very complex...Chocolate. fruity, malty, smoke, eastery and alcohol. It is a good beer but the only negative I have on it is its carbonation. A little to much for my liking. But overall a solid beer that I would get again. UPDATE****On tap at Newarak Local... Nice aroma of chocolate and malt. Taste is a nice sipping beer, lots of chocolate and malts, dark fruits and some other spices... Overall nice beer, much better on draft SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2010
Corked 750 ml bottle; thanks Bob!! Dark brown with fizzy off-white head; killer nose of spicy yeast, brown sugar and dank fruits; first sip is kind of harsh with a big spicy kick; sweet sugars and fruit with bone dry finish; interesting and lovely nose, just not that smooth overall DietPepsican (1591) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - APR 25, 2009
Murky brown with a snappy tan head. Aroma was cherry, tobacco, caramel, and candi sugar. Flavor was more caramel, chocolate, coke (classic) and tootsie rolls. Strong and rich finish.