RATINGS: 883   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
Dark ruby color, strong malt and caramel character; very smooth, full-bodied, low/medium bitterness.

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ryanfolty (2604) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2014
December 24, 2014 - bottle from MGM. Brown pour with some head and minimal lacing. Aroma was fruity, caramel, yeast and some alcohol. Taste was dominated by the alcohol. There was some yeast / bread in the background throughout and the sweeness from the fruit and caramel came out in the finish with a sharp dry alcohol. Wish the alcohol was hidden a bit better and this would have been really good.

winto (35) - Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2014
nose: banana bread with pecans and all, rum, the yeast gets a bit sickly if you ponder too long. palate: gorgeously textured. holy @#$%. liquid bread with thick gooey bubbles! too complex to even begin describing. all on the nutty bready caramelly alcoholly sweet side but oh so much more...and that’s my only complaint: it’s way too sweet for my taste. i feel like im gonna wake 5lbs heavier tomorrow. if you don’t mind then go for it.

RobertDale (6856) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Sample at Strong Ale Festival 2014. Comes reddish brown with an average off-white head. Aroma of malt, fruit, and caramel. Taste is malt, dark fruit, and caramel. Lots of alcohol. Pretty good.

johnnnniee (4408) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 15, 2014
On tap at Granite State on tap. Deep brown with a smallish quickly dissipating off white head. Huge bready caramel raisin dried fruity maltiness with just a touch of alcohol and earthy hop to balance. Nice sipper that I need to spend a little more time getting to know.

slowrunner77 (12895) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
probably 4th best or so of the first10 DB’s i’ve tried...similar to Optimator, with a ever so slightly tighter carbonation for a lighter mouthfeel. very sweet and malty. solid effort."

beerbaaron (2046) - Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Draft. Dark ruby with decent khaki head. Full body. Alcohol is there and starts to get in the way. Fairly Thick bready malty. Caramel. Dark fruit. Something a little strange, or off putting or something I didn’t quite like that I couldn’t put my finger on. Solid.

Experiment_Ale (1098) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2014
At GABF 2013. Pours bronze creamy head. Aroma is syrupy munich maltiness. Taste is sweet caramel, sweet interesting yeast note.

cbfobes (2891) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Poured from bottle, pours a clear dark reddish brown with an off white head, aroma is a nice amount of sweetness and a good amount of caramel and dark sugar, the flavor has a dark caramel and sweet front end with a bitter finish, still balanced, not bad.

CpyNPrnT (640) - Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2014
at tasting, what stood out was the malty characters, toffee among other things. Decent.

AbbeyRoade (562) - Missouri, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Ek! This would be SO MUCH BETTER if I didn’t taste only alcohol with every sip! Any delightful hint of malt is overrun entirely by the booziness of this brew. Huge letdown. Hardly drinkable.

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