b3shine (8795) - Indiana, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.; thanks hopdog). Looks good for the style; a hazy amberish brown with thin off-white lacing. Smells solid; sweet and malty with notes of caramel and dark fruit. Tastes like it smells with some Belgian yeast and light hop notes. Nice and smooth on the palate. Good beer. zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Bottle. Pours copper/amber, with a tan head. Aroma is caramel, malt, and fruit. Flavor is Caramel, fruit, malt, hops, and a little alcohol. Medium body. better than I expected. Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Aroma of banana and brandy. Pours deep red with tan lacing. Tastes of banana, cloves and a hint of alcohol. Very sweet and tasty. Surprisingly tasty. jmm635 (1004) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2011
Pours murky brown with a reddish tint around the edges. Off-white head. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel, spices. Flavor is quite sweet. Brown sugar and syrup dominate. Not a terrible beer but this can remain on the one-off series. corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2011
Draft at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ.
Pours a dark plum/chocolate brown color that is completely opaque with a half finger light beige head that slowly fades into a lasting ring. Streaks of lacing left behind.
Spicy, vinous aroma with lots of zesty peppery notes, dark fruit and chocolate malt. Slightly medicinal with hints of pepper and clove up front countered by hints of chocolate, grape and dark berries.
Medium bodied with a slightly medicinal, chalky mouthfeel. Subtle spice character up front but less so than the aroma suggests. Very vinous with hints of grape, cherry and other dark berries. This is countered nicely by a slightly toasted malt backbone with hints of chocolate and toffee. Well balanced with a well masked abv making it easy to drink.
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Draft at capone’s. Pours a nice red color with little head. some spicey phenolics in the nost. Taste is overly sweet. Not much going on. jredmond (8204) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2011 Draft at Capone’s with dallas, Ann, Linh and pat. Pours a deep amber red with no head. Aroma is sweet malts. Mouthfeel is thin with sweet malty notes and spice. pineypower (3294) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2011
Pours out an attractive reddish color with a small white head. Aroma is of banana, cherry and some light yeasty fruits, and a touch of hop maybe? Taste is complex, nice banana notes, some sweet fruity malts, cherry, yeast and light earth, but all the while that banana flavor is hiding in there. This is a really solid offering, hope they make this again. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2011
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of Belgian yeast, malt, dark ripe fruit, light raisin, slight tannin, slight bubblegum, slight banana, and a hint of spice. Poured orange/amber in color with a tiny, off-white head around the edges only. Clear. Slightly sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of malt, Belgian yeast, hops, spice, slight bubblegum, slight banana, malt, slight candi sugar, and a hint of alcohol. Medium body. Lightly sticky, then lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Lightly sweet, lightly bitter, malt, hop, Belgian yeast, light spice, slight candi sugar, and a hint of bubblegum. 8.5%ABV is noticeable in the flavor but not hot or overbearing. reggiedunlop (3717) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Pours a hazy caramel color with a very thin tan head. Aroma has some yeasty, fruity notes, a hint of caramel, and some spicy hop notes. Flavor is more robust than the arome suggests...more hoppy with floral and spice notes, doughy maltiness, and notable fruitiness. Mouthfeel is medium/full and the finish is warming and lingers with fruitiness and spicy hops.