drjay44 (3483) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml. bottle. Pours a thick well retained, dark ivory head, with some lacing, over a hazy, particle laden,dark amber (SRM 15) body.......nose is rich plum, raisin, treacle, light citrus....taste is plum, raisin, molasses, coriander, finishing with a light, slightly peppery, mild sweetness with spice bitterness.....mouth feel light of medium, slightly sticky, alcohol warmth present, carbonation low. This is a sweet, fruity, beer in both aromas and flavors. The sweetness from the two types of candy sugar dominates the other features of the beer, making it unbalanced, and not as good as it could be. BJCP 7/2/13/4/7
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy medium orangish amber color. Aroma is lightly malty, hoppy, yeasty, with a touch of fruit. Flavor is a nice mixture of malts and fruits.
odinstyr (757) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy chocolate brown with a small and short-lived tan head. Smells of toffee, chocolate, brown bread, molasses. Taste is sweet and rich, candy-like, with vanilla - oak, kind of like a pumpernickel cake.
Bierridder_S (757) - BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2015 28/08/2015 @home - 33cl bottle from the brewery
Amber coloured, no head, pretty flat. Nose and taste is fruits, spice, caramel, booze, liquid praline. Nice
suprchunk (2982) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Some yeasty sugary notes in the nose mixed with a pleasant spiciness. Slight wine note. Taste is pretty much the same.
HarryPlopper (57) - - FEB 8, 2015
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chocolate, vanilla, Carmel and banana scent. Cloudy dark brown, minimal head. Poured from a bottle. Complex flavor, chocolate and vanilla, some banana in the background. Some molasses like smell. Very high alcohol, which makes it hard to drink more than one.
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle purchased at Knightly Spirits in Orlando, Florida. Murky brown in colour with a long lasting creamy beige head, excellent lacing. Aroma is very fruity, slightly alcoholic, some chocolate, berries. Flavour is of lots of berries and dark fruits, some light chocolate, quite sweet, noticable alcohol. Thinning mouthfeel, medium/light body, moderate carbonation. Finishes with a long warming alcoholic heat, very sweet. Again, the barrel does nothing but thin out the beer. Too much alcohol.
Beerhunter111 (17674) - P´Castle, GERMANY - DEC 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled @ O.B.E.R. Kerstbierfestival 2014, Essen.
Trübes dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit geringer beiger Schaumkrone. Geruch kräftig malzig, reife Früchte, Gewürze, alkoholisch. Geschmack nach sehr reifen Früchten, röstmalzig, Gewürze, leicht alkoholisch.
njnut (471) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured into tulip glass a hazy rust color with tan head that sizzled with bubbles. Aroma was sweet to the nose a boozy sour apple with a malt backbone. Taste was winey, caramel, spice some booze and a little warming. The apple brandy casks this is Aged in really comes out in the finish. Very glad my beer store guy recommended this one.
Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a murky light brown amber color with a light tan head. Aroma is funky sweet, toffee, apple, brandy. Flavor is moderately alcoholic, apple, funky, hard for me to describe. Medium to somewhat heavy body with a heavy feeling in the stomach. Decent alcohol burn. Not in my usual style repertoire, but tasty.
Tmoney99 (13782) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by wihorock. Poured hazy dark brown with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate complex sweet dark candy, spice and yeast aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Solid complex sweet flavor with a medium spice sweet finish of moderate duration. This is a smooth complex beer