bhensonb (15208) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 11, 2011
Not too retired bottle from Oak Tree. Glad they decided to bottle this. Pours hazy brown with transient beige smear of bubbles. Nice aroma of aged/overaged dark fruits. Strong C2H5OH aroma as the tulip approaches nose. Full bodied. Frothy creamy carb. Flavor is pretty roasted malt/wheat, with minor heat impacts on mouth edges. It’s sweet, but there’s enough bitter to knock that down. The brown sugar/fruity flavors are exquisite. It is a challenging and rewarding drink. zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2010
Brewery only release. Pours cloudy amber/brown, with an off white head. Aroma is honey, malt, fruit, and spices. Flavor is fruit, honey, malt, spices, and some alcohol. I like this one better than the original. adrian910ss (2575) - Doylestown, PA, USA - SEP 13, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours a very dark rusty brown color with a small beige head. Aroma of dates, figs, brown sugar, candied malt and plums. Taste of figs, dates, brown sugar, candied malt and sweet caramel. hopdog (12584) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2010
12oz bottle. Poured a medium mahogany color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of dark fruits, caramel, spices and bananas. Tastes of caramel, dark fruits, bananas, and spices. Banana/rum/raisin bread. Alcohol burn in the finish. kbutler1 (1381) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2011
Bottle. Poured into a tulip glass a clear dark caramel red color with a tan 1/2 finger head of tiny bubbles. Caramel, dark fruit, banana, and slight alcohol. Some lace left on the glass as the head settles out. Medium mouthfeel. Starts off with a pretty sweet caramel and fruit flavor and quickly transitions to a bitter boozy flavor. Ends rather cleanly with only a slight alcohol aftertaste. As it warms the bitter ending becomes a little more prevalent. Overall, not bad but not a true favorite either.
egajdzis (6589) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2010
Murky brown color with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of nuts, caramel malts, banana, clove, roast, and some cocoa. Taste of nuts, banana bread, caramel malts, with light cocoa, and alcohol. Ratman197 (14842) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2010
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of toffee, dates, fig, cherry and light carmel. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry warming finish. Flavors of toffee, dates, cherry and light carmel with a smooth dry warming lingering toffee finish. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2010
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of yeast, light alcohol, light spices, and slight banana. Poured dark amber/brown in color with a large, creamy, rocky, dense, beige head that lasted throughout. Opaque. Excellent lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet. Tastes of yeast, light banana, slight spices, slight cocoa, and hints of hops and honey. Medium to full body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Creamy, yeasty finish is lightly sticky. 11.8%ABV is totally hidden. DocLock (10702) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2010
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours turbid mahogany with 3 finger off-white head. Nose is caramel, toffee, red wine grapes, cobwebby figgy yeasty esters, berry, cherry, and spice. Tastes very malty, yeasty estery, with cherry and berry, a lot of caramel, some fig, backup hops. Complex, but a bit muddled. alobar (3793) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Pours chestnut brown with no head Aroma of dark fruit, caramel, and banana. Dark fruit flavor with banana, caramel, and fig. Quite nice.