AZBennett (114) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Bottle courtesy of dschiller. Pours dark caramel brown with a lively off white head that disappears in seconds. Aromas are sherry, raisin, cherry, sugar and a very faint cola scent. Flavors are immaculate, big Candi Sugar, then some liquor soaked raisin, sherry fruits, some chocolate, blueberry, plum, perhaps even some peach/apricot tang and again some cola like notes. The palate is perfect, not too heavy or too carbonated; this sits beautifully on the tongue. Overall, the best example of the Abt style from an American brewery I have had to date, absolutely stupendous. brian60625 (746) - Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2013
12 ounce bottle in a tulip glass, $5.99 in Madison, WI. Aroma is primarily raisins and some rum, some floral sweetness. Appearance is a dark, reddish brown without much of any foam. Taste is a lot like the nose: rum, roasted raisins, dates plums, all those sorts of fruits. It wasn’t quite as punchy as I had expected, which made it more drinkable but less bold. Palate is smooth, low carbonation, medium bodied. Overall, it’s a fine beer and very approachable. The best part was its easy-to-drink nature, which isn’t enough to make it memorable, but still makes it enjoyable nonetheless. WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2013
12oz I’ve had since my obsession with quads. Dark mahogany color with a thin pale head. Sweet rich nose. Sweet, dark fruit. Pretty tasty. Papsoe (25062) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 6, 2013
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of fonefan. Pours a hazy reddish amber with a small off-white head. Overripe dark fruit and loads of brown sugar. Rich body, pruney and oxidized, rich burned caramel with some late hops showing. 060413 chrisv10 (17692) - DENMARK - APR 6, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toffee, yeast and a little oxidized. Flavour is malt, yeast, dark fruits, medium sweet, toasted, little toffee, little plume and a little candy sugar.
saxo (18840) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 6, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are caramel, dried fruits, notes of chocolate, malt and hops. Full bodied. yespr (45760) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 6, 2013
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small off white head. Aroma is smooth fruity and toasted malty. Sweet caramelish and light toasted malty. Bitter and slight caramelish. Smooth malty finish. Rasmus40 (21241) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 6, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit and alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish. 060413 radarsock (1203) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 14, 2013
StFun supplied as an extra. Many thanks! To stemmed wine glass it pours a purplish chestnut brown with a trim, soapy off-white head. Picking up a lot of bubblegum on the nose; wet grass, tobacco, corn, table sugar, and rosemary. Tastes as it smell: bubblegum, table sugar, corn, and rosemary, with some nuttiness, yeast and a refined sugary sweetness by swallow. Drinkable, but just way too damn sweet. MaltOne (372) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 4, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2014 3/2013 - Pours deep garnet brown. Brief tan head. Aroma of caramelized banana and raisons, hints of chocolate. On the tongue, add a hint of ginger spice to the mix. Silky on the palate, well balanced, a hint of fizz as you swallow. Medium body, with a medium finish. Finesse - doesn?t show-off, doesn?t dominate - like a fine Bordeaux compared to a fine California Cab. Props to New Glarus.11/2014 - Set aside a bottle from 2013. Still excellent. Description still holds up. Possibly a bit lighter on the palate. More dried fruit - calimyrna figs. Still complex but subtle.