kyzr (1607) - Montana, USA - MAY 15, 2017 FriarHop (139) - Long Beach, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark, dark brown with off-white head. The nose in this beer is phenomenal; caramel, dark fruits and sweet tar. Very surprised with the finish. Full bodied flavor like all quads but finishes dry. Really good.
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Dark brown pour with small off white head. Big nose of dried fruit, alcohol and chocolate. Flavor of plum, pruin with a touch of chocolate and roast malt. Warm chunk of alcohol on the finish. thedm (6319) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2016
This draft brew from a restaurant poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized tan colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a softly carbonated opaque except at the edges dark ruby red brown colored body and a fair lacing. The mild aroma was hoppy dough and dark malt. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish fruity aftertaste. The odd tasting vinous flavor contained notes of a fruityd ark malt. A decent one but not one that I would consider drinking again. I was not sure how much of it I could continue drinking. Sammy (13017) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2016
The original. SN as in many of its beersw makes championship quality even though bigger batch. Bang on the style, its like a good drinking wine,with a nice sweetness and smooth mouthfeel.A natural brown-winish colour. Dervock (1512) - AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2016
Bottle - dark pour with a reddish twinge. Aroma is sweet lots of dried fruit and sugar, bit of malt in there too. Taste is sweet up front then a transition into a dry bittersweet finish, fruit and roast malt come through. JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 27, 2016
Decent pour tonight at FD for $6... okay price.. decent tan head... okay lacing as the walnut colored brew drops.
Nose is complex, but not as much so as some of the best continental bottles, but still nicely done... dark toast crusts and raisins... fig and maybe a little pepper and light clove.
Big maltiness... dark toast... brown sugar essence... dried cherry and a bit of fig...
medium body with quite a bit carbonation.. perhaps a bit too much for given the body...
Gets significantly better with warmth.... seems to bloom and jump out of the glass much more as it approaches room temperature.
oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2016
Pours a dark mahogany brown with fluffy head. Aromas of dark fruit, malts, and some woody notes. Flavors of dark malts and fruits, fig, and some tobacco notes. JPDIPSO (6300) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAR 14, 2016
Dark brown with a hint of ruby when held to the light. Quicker diminishing beige head. Dark malt and fruit aromas along with some pipe tobacco. Sweet flavors, with some berries, bananas and toasted wheat. Alcohol id quite hidden. Quite dangerous, but not that appealing to make one go to wild. 11/11
DeliriumT (545) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2016
Pours black with soft pillowy head. Aroma of brown sugar, plums, dates and figs. Flavour is sweet and complex. Rich dark fruits dominate with a whack of dates and raisins. Lovely beer!
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On tap at growler bar. Black with a tan head. Sweet malt nose. Roasted malt caramel flavor. Strong notes of dried fruit, raisin or prune. Sweet overall. Not to boozy for the high ABV. hockey9930 (322) - - DEC 27, 2015
Black with frothy long lasting one finger tan head. Strong roasted malt aroma with a little coffee and earthiness. Powerful dark roasted flavor with strong alcohol. Has a somewhat of a Bourbon barrel flavor with dark fruits such prunes and raisins. A heavy palette; a bit thick and oily. Really enjoyable. I will get this again.