JBPortland (1543) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2015
12oz bottle pulled from deep in the cellar by Lukaduke, thanks! Pours flat murky dark brown red, no real carb. Nose is pretty layered, some soft vinous berry funk, musty fruit, dark fruity plum, raisin, caramel. Taste is surprisingly complex with layered dark fruit, bready spice, caramel raisin and funky earthy berries. Finishes seminsweet, dark bready fruit, caramel, vinous. Interesting stuff. madmitch76 (24791) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2012
1st January 2011sprinkle (114) - Arcadia, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2009
2004 bottle. Cloudy brown beer. Short lived bubbly tan head. Nose of raspberry and wet wood. Crisp dry palate. Fresh raspberry dominates a mild caramel malt. Whisper of chocolate. Finishes crisp and dry with more fresh raspberry. Remarkably fresh tasting 7 year old beer.
Hazy copperish in color. Thin head with viberant bubbles. Nose of bright, sweet rasberries and briary fruit. Rich, but a balance of fruit, acids and ever so slight alc. in the finish. Mouth watering tartness and love the way it is drinking after over 5yrs...now I need another bottle to save! jkwalking05 (4735) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Amber in color with a good sized off-white head. Aromas are of cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar and fruitcake. Taste is slightly tart with apples and some caramel. jgb9348 (6250) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2009
Nice deep brown/amber coloured body with a dense tan head. Aroma of strong raspberries, honey, caramel malt, a bit of hops and even more sugars that keep lasting. Medium-bodied; Nice strong sweetness throughout with a subtle spiceyness and a bit of maltiness holding up. No hops in the taste - a bit overdone on the sweet side of things, but a very flavour-packed beer. Aftertaste shows the sweetness and little else - a bit bitter in the mouth too. Overall, a nice beer - maybe a bit overdone, but definitely good to try after holding on to it for so long. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Merchant’s in Dearborn, Michigan last year on 27-May-2006.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2008
12oz bottle. another thanks to masonjer for sharing....mostly transparent caramel brown pour with a thin bubbly slightly off-white head... aroma was somewhat mead-like with sweet honey and sugar accents. couldnt detect much tartness... flavors were sweet and malty, honey-like, ripe fruits. very sweet for the most part with just a hint of tartness. travita (5003) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2008
Aromas are brown sugar, sweet, and some sourness. Iced tea color in the look. Taste is sweet, sugary, fruits. Sort of subtle. Medium body. Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2008
Bottle 2004. Body-hazy murky brown with a loose foamy head. Nose-chocolate, grape, white grape. Taste-medium sweetness, medium malt, brown sugar, some apple, lightly woody. Nice, but no big deal. Astringent. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2008
(22oz bottle) Pours a light hazy amber body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of mustiness, some oxidation, dark fruit, and toffee. Flavor of caramel malt, golden raisins, light sourness, wood, some cherry, and subtle raspberry. SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2008
Bottle, thanks to Bu11zeye. Drank on April 22, 2008.......Pours a light cloudy brown with medium off-white head. Had a light sour, fruity aroma, similar to cherry pie. Flavor was malty sweet-light sour, very balanced, with nice alcohol spice. Had medium-full body with high carbonation......This was very good, thanks Bu11zeye for sharing.....