Dogbrick (14344) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Sample at the "Drink Moar Beer!" tasting on 06/12/2015: The beer is a hazy mahogany color with a medium light beige head that recedes steadily to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of ripe fruits, malt and yeast. Medium to full body with flavors of dark fruit, earthy yeast and caramel malt. The finish is sweet with a yeast aftertaste. Decent overall. nimbleprop (8949) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2013
750ml bottle I picked up at the brewery. Pours a watery, mahogany amber with one ring of eggshell head. Nose is interesting, red grape, some candy sugar, caramel, but... not much else. Flavor is candy sweet, prune, but... not a whole lot else. Clean finish. Not a whole lot going on. MrChopin (4305) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 5, 2013
hazy red-amber pour, thin wispy white head, small bubbled thin ring. Nose is red apple, light oxidation and grain, sugary. Flavor is more red apple and bubble gum front, mid very sugary, finish fizzy and lightly fruity with heavy carbonation. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 4, 2013
75cl bottle, thanks radagast 83. Medium tan head atop cola dark-brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, candi sugar, caramel, some raisin, prune. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, raisin, some prune, light alcohol. Sticky medium-full body, low carbonation. Huhzubendah (3775) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 3, 2013
The beer is mahogany with a small, broken, tan head. The aroma offers brown sugar, yeast, malt, toffee. A touch of spice with fairly sweet notes of brown bread, brown sugar. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Lingering yeast and dark ale characteristics. Pretty good.
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GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 3, 2013
750mL c&c thanks to radagast83. Pours a clear, deep red ruby. Weaker beige foam. Nose is very sticky cherry candies/gummies, dark alcohol. Taste is sweet red cherry, spicy, mild cocoa and roast, brown sugar. Like a sweet Abbey Dubbel. Mild spearmint character all over. Stickier, but decent minerally. I’m not the biggest fan, but it does fit well into Belgian Strong Ale. Travlr (26432) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle of radagast, thank you sir! Hazy brownish maroon color, scant tan edge. Aroma of dilute coffee. Taste is cocoa, light coffee. matthewgerke (67) - - DEC 11, 2012
Draft. Poured a dark brown with a thin off-white head. Sweet aroma that came through in the flavor profile as well, with a malt flavor profile as well. Definitely didn’t drink like a 9%, especially with its smooth finish. Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle shared at the Richmond Industry Gathering. Pours a clear copper color with a thin tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of earthy, herbal hops, caramel and a spicy finish. The taste is banana, vanilla ,spice, toffee and a hoppy finish. Medium bodied. Elwood (3347) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Serving: draft at the brewery. It pours a muddy dark brown with a thin ring for a head. The nose has some dried fruit and yeast notes. The flavor starts off with a little caramel and raisin but swings into a yeasty dough flavor that languishes on the tongue. The yeast is way too dominant in this brew. The 9% abv is well hidden and it is dangerously drinkable.