ryan (3185) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 2, 2011
Chocolate, roast and dark fruits in the aroma with just a touch of yeast. The flavor is lightly sweet, with a light to moderate bitterness. Tastes of roasted coffee, some dark fruits, and some floral hops. Medium body is very soft with gentle carbonation, excellently conditioned. craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2011
On tap at Burlington. Dark brown pour with a beautiful, thick, beige head. Aroma holds bitter roast, a touch of leafy hop, grain, and herbal notes. Flavor brings forth more bitterness and definite presence of juniper and other herbal/floral notes. Not as fruity as I expected with the raisins involved. Palate is creamy, medium bodied, and drinkable. Quite nice, particularly for the style. Rosebud butternuts (2408) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2011
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured deep brown with an off white head. aroma is chocolate, dark roast, and smoke?? flavor was chocolate, fudge, and dark roast. body was light with low carbonation. Rciesla (5607) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2010
Draft. Pours a bruin body with a bubbly lacing. Malty etoh with hint of vegetables. Charcoal and vodka notes. Dark raisins light berry notes and a grainy warming. Light spices. Okay. zdk9 (183) - Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2010
(22oz bomber filled from Bierkraft thanks to bu11zeye) Dark brown. Smells sweet- sugary coffee, maple syrup. Taste has some spicier flavors- cloves, peper- complemented by toasty straw.
MrChopin (4305) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 31, 2010
Brown with a thin white head. Nose of cocoa, toast, and light raisin. Flavor is more brown ale, rich malt with some bread, pepper, and a floral note, probably from the hibiscus. Balanced and pleasant with a sharp, dry body that works with the sweeter but balanced flavor. Good stuff. JoeMcPhee (9553) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2010
The nose is quite herbal. A nice mixture of cocoa and licorice along with a bit of soft floral spiciness. Lingering cocoaish character. It’s a fairly unique brew with a nice mix of soft dry cocoa and licorice and herbs that lend an almost sweet character. I like it. checkmatei1 (783) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2010
Draft: Poured a dark brown color with a thin head. The aroma and taste were earth, roasted malts, and raisins. Slightly above average for my taste. bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2010
(Growler) Pours a lightly hazy deep amber body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of raisins, dates, juiper, florals, and yeast. Flavor of raisins, dates, juniper, plums, light citrus, and florals. zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2010
tap at RnH - dark pour with hints of red. pretty nice... raisins chocolates and nuts. dry finish and somewhat astringent.