OleMole (1) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 25, 2014 does not count
A beautiful fruity beer. Quite sweet with a velvety texture. Almost like a desert wine of the beer world. Port and beer combined - what’s not to love! omega (899) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 6, 2013
Little concerned about the secret method and 27% passion.... Aroma is quite closed, even on a bottle that was drunk at near room temp. It is once you put it into your mouth that this beer becomes interesting. Big raisins while not being too syrupy to make it overpowering. Nice rich deep brown colour and not overly carbonated. mkel07 (6462) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 7, 2013
500ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique. Dark brown cola colour with a slight head that drifts away. Lots of fruity aromas make thus a pleasing beer.thin bodied but in a good way. cattaneopapa (428) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2014
500ml bottle from LCBO. Toronto, Ontario. 6.5% alc./vol. Pours a hazy dark amber colour with a small lasting off-white head. Aroma is raisins, and dark fruits. Taste matches aroma with a well balanced hoppy crisp finish. Medium body with a lively carbonation. Helsdon (423) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
Clear brown, and a crazy bunch of light tan head on the pour. Nose of malts and fruits, but I suspect that head blocked a lot, even after I’ve waited as long as I can (delayed reward? bah! humbug!) The taste is fruit, scotch, raisin, vanilla, caramel malts. Lots going on here. I like it, but I can see how some people might not.
Davros (3310) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2013
Pours copper with a quickly fading head. gam (4096) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2013
Nose shows bready malt with melanoidin and golden syrup notes too. A faint savoury note too.
Similar flavours, very malty and moreish. More bready and raisin notes. Long lasting finish.
Could use more carbonation, almost flat at the moment.
Weak head deep ruby misty pour medium carbonation aromas caramel raisin is there and pleasing port notes woodiness doughy yeast the flavours yeast port doughy candy or brown sugar sweetness very smooth and tasty note the raisin is well done in the ale sharp full tasting sweetness is near perfect the finish a warming ale of good fruits and ideal beer tastes done to close perfection fine malts and yeast tastes involved very underrated ale