frankenkitty (2012) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2006
Served desnse whisky/garnet colored with a quick, tan head that was soon a thin halo. Thin streams of carbonation struggle against the thick body. Fruity apple, pear, banana, cherry... a veritable fruit cocktail of aromas above white wine, clay and mild caramel notes. Flavor finds syrupy honey and malts with fruity Cognac or Rock & Rye or simply Banana Liqueur. A dry, hoppy finish showcases citrus. Thick & warming, I’m hoping against hope that this stays on thru late autumn (or maybe we’ll see a resurrection in a BA version). I was pleasantly surprised that they let me grab a growler of this.
sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2006
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draft at brewpub. really dark for a tripel in color, though not nearly imperial stout dark. not a lot of candi sugar. we identified some major spice coming pretty early in the flavor profile that kinda distracted from any candi sugar. with time (and warmth), the alcohol became quite pronounced. my friend didn’t like it because of its ’light’ body, but i still felt it was a good offering. BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2006
On tap at brewpub and served in a snifter: Crimson hue with a small frothy head and little lace, some oily legs. The aroma has notes of current and fig, mild smoke, earthy yeast esters, light cardamom, and some phenolic vapors. ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2006
Wow, very different tasting with a fruity fig forefront supported by a malty base. Some chocolate and sugary background. A sharp bite of alcohol before a subdued spiced finish. The mouth feel is lush and oily, medium to full-bodied. Slight bite and moderately warming on the finish.
Interesting to say the least, not normal for sure, I DIG IT!
Draught at brewpub. Sweet plum aroma. Doesn’t smell that strong. Dark red body but virtually no head. Strong flavor, but not overly so. Not as strong as it could be, though very drinkable. Not overly distinctive. A solid brew, but not a stand out. DrnkMcDermott (3095) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2006
Draft snifter, at 3F’s. No, not baker’s chocolate, more bitter chocolate nibs and over-roast coffees working with book leather and prunes. Also has some apricot brandy taste. Dark color under a thin head that quickly turn to a thin ring with no lace. Some smokiness that sticklers might declare put it way off style, but fascinating and contemplative. Only the burn coffee smell has me ding it for aroma.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2006
At the heavyweight open house: I agree with the banana esters present in this, enough to put me off to it a little bit. Orange, lemons and some zesty spice. Highly yeasty, with an unusual hint of cocoa and caramel. jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2006
Growler thanks to EDA. Clear dark copper color with a small off white head. Spicy, yeasty aroma with some banana, coriander and citrus. Flavor reminded me of a banana nut bread. Very yeasty and fruity with a touch of caramel. IPAndy (120) - minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 6, 2006
Loved the way this smelled and the color was excellent. A little semi-sweet chocolate and a lot of raisin like sweetness. Spicy, but not a lot of alcohol present. Slinger (91) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2006
Had it from a growler at Heavyweight open house. Pours a nice copper brown with a light hoppy taste. A touch of spicyness with bread flavors present. Thanx Mike! Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2006
Growler: Courtesy of Styles. Aroma of plum, banana, light raisin, slight yeastiness, and hints of apple. Pours a dark reddish-brown with moderate transparency and a small off-white head. Lots of sweet dark fruits througout. Lots of grape with light plum and raisin. Yeastiness lingers behind all the fruitiness. Hints of chocolate of chocolate in the finish with only the slightest hint of bitterness. As it warms alcohol becomes slightly noticeable.