1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2011
Thanks Armin. The beer pours to a dark amber brown body with an off-white head. The aromas and flavors were sweet molasses, tobacco, and oaky. Lots of candi sugar with some light yeasty bananas. Overly sweet palate. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2011
Thanks to Armin for bringing the bottle! Poured clear medium amber with a healthy cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up a very healthy, meaty, very assertive dark fruit impression with hints of lemon and lots of oak around..a bit too heavy on the sweetness for my liking, but still solid. The flavor found similar heavy sweet fruits and vanilla all the way through.. very oaky as well, which really dried out the finish.. overall decently balanced and tasty. medium-bodied and sweet on the palate, with a whole lot of oak.. overall a solid brew. arminjewell (9664) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2011
Bottle. Pours dark reddish brown with white head, aroma has notes of lots of oak, rum soaked raisins, some toffee, caramel, slight grain with a touch of fruit. Taste is some harsh caramel and toffee, dark fruit and some molasses and lots of oak to it as well. Really nice and bold, dry in the finish, the right ways. pineypower (3327) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2011
Bottle shared thanks to EzAnt. Pours out mostly clear dark amber with a slight off white head. Aroma is of some alcohol, dried fruits and some oaky vanilla notes. Taste is smooth, dried fruits, oak, light vanilla, alcohol, toffee. Interesting. jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2011
@RBWG-375ml bottle-thanks to Dionysus/Walt–pours a tan head and murky orange/brown color. Aroma is wood, medium malt-toasty/caramel. Taste is wood, medium malt-toasty/caramel, raisin, spice hops.
dmac (6264) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2011
Bottle shared by EZAnt, thanks Anthony. Poured an orange/amber with an average foamy off white bubbly head. Aroma of wood, alcohol,wet wood, vanilla, toffe, dark fruit and a hint of butter. Thin to average body with stronger carbonation and a very foamy overall. Flavor of alcohol, bread, apples, tea and wood. Meh was hoping for more from a BA quad but this one is just okay at best. BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Bottle (batch 3) thanks to drbill. Pours with a hazy amber hued body with a lasting tan head and some very nice lace. Aromas are quite rich with caramel, melanoidins, dark fruits, raisins, oak and brown sugar. Very rich malt profile with some dark fruit esters. Very light oak presence. Flavors are rich and velvety with notes of raisins, figs dates and oak. Estery with medium toasted wood notes. Sweet overall but a very nice balance. Medium bubbles, dry, very lightly tannic. Well done. alexsdad06 (10416) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2011
12.7 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy deep copper color with a medium sized creamy off white head. The nose has big ripe fruits, raisins, fig, caramel, brown sugar oak and a touch of the alcohol. The flavor is more fruits, raisins, fig, caramel, oak and alcohol. There is some burn to the mouth feel that grabs my attention, but I like this more than I initially thought I would. Tmoney99 (14481) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2011
Bottle. Poured a hazy brown color with an average frothy light brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy woody, yeast, dark fruit and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth sticky texture, thin particles and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy dark sweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration with a small alcohol burn. This is a good complex brew.
Rusty (1547) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Bottle shared by Dionysis @ RBWG. Dark brownish pour with a light brown head.aroma is fruits, brown sugar, raisins, caramel,candi sugar and oak. Flavor is the same, with yeast and fruits shining through. Yum!