bhensonb (15765) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 14, 2006
Sort of malty, chocolaty, clove aroma. Brown to deep ruby when held to strong light (tulip glass). Flavor like a smooth brown ale - chocolate coffee holding down the malt. Dry, considering the malt; maybe that’s what lean malt means. Medium thick feel, with tiny bubbles. Alcohol seems to dissolve the fruit aspects quickly. Dark fruit like dried grapes or plums, but only hints. Finishes with a sweet n sour aspect. Chocolate lays on the tongue. Never detected banana, but it’s spring, so the nose may not know. Scopey (15753) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle thanks to my bro jackl. It pours deep mahogany brown with a small light tan head. The nose is caramel, wood, brown sugar, chocolate, over-ripe plum, prune and candy. The taste is wood, prune, plum, leather, candy, brown sugar, spice, earth and light astringency with a dry finish. Alcohol is pretty well hidden. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Smooth, well balanced balance and pretty drinkable. Nice. djd07 (15547) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle, Batch 010. Pours a cloudy brown with medium frothy tan head that lasts, lots of carb. The aroma is a strong yeast, raisins and spice Medium mouthfeel figs, sweet malt with nice spice with lingering dry finish. Good. Ratman197 (15376) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2006
750 ml bottle[batch 2] poured a clear reddish brown with a large lasting tan head. Aromas of brown sugar, dark fruit and light spice. Palate was medium bodied. Flavors of spice, brown sugar, hints of plum and grape with a lingering lightly sweet finish. DSG (15237) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 11, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2009 Re-rate 6/09: Bottle sample. Thanks Yafit! Deep ruby color. Aroma of caramel, licorice, raisins and prunes. Sweet flavor of dark fruits, licorice, yeast, spices, demerara sugar and a bit of alcohol. Medium to full body. 7/4/7/4/14=3.6
Theis (15151) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2008
(10/28/08) Draught sample at the brewpub in Santa Rosa. Nice deep amber color. Aroma of malt, caramel, smoky wood notes and lots of dark fruits. Sweet malty flavor with dark fruits (plums, raising, figs notes), caramel and light roasty chocolate hints. Rather full-bodied. Very drinkable for a 9% beer. 7/4/7/4/15=3.7
Draught at Falling Rock Taphouse, Denver. Clear brown - white head. Berries, licorice, metalliic notes, brown ale notes, yeasty, high sweetness, raisins, roasted, high malty. Lovely smooth fullbodied. Tmoney99 (14985) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2009
Bottle Batch 17 shared by alexsdad06.
Poured clear reddish/brown color with an average brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Very complex dark fruit, caramel and small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy complex chocolate bittersweet flavor with medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration.
This is a standout beer. Lubiere (14151) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2009
A burgundy copper red ale with a thin moka head. In aroma, interesting oily cloves, caramel, fusel alcohol, and woody notes. In mouth, an oily candy suagr with orange peels, intense and lovely aniseed and licorice, alcohol warmth, very pleasing. On tap at brewpub, August 17, 2009. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 13, 2006
(750ml bottle, Batch 2) Large pillowy beige head atop clear dark amber body with dead yeasties. Aroma is moderately sweet, plum, spicy Belgian yeast, some alcohol, pepper. Taste is moderately sweet, candi sugar, alcohol, some banana, plum, light metallic. Watery medium-full body, low carbonation. Evokes weizenbock, but too much alcohol. Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 18, 2009
Batch 4 bottle shared by Immy at his Backyard Throwdown. Thanks! Pours a clear auburn color with a small head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of toffee and raisin. Taste is very similar with notes of toffee, raisin and bitter chocolate. Full bodied.