caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 22, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours dark brown with a fairly big, somewhat foamy light brown head. Nose is brown sugar, herbs, light hops, and a touch of booze. Flavor is very pumpkin/spice heavy front to back, with a weak malt and hops for ABV. Not a fan.
mrmartin (780) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown pour with big tan head
hmmm nose is sort of metallic with toasty malts buried underneath
Light-Medium body, herbal bitter notes, hint of chocolate and roasted malts. hint of cinnemon/nutmeg? sour grassy hops? Lingering Bitter finish with slight notes of alcohol
this just doesn’t work the way they’d hoped for. I will begrudgingly drink the rest of the 6 pack i bought.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with a large dense tan head. Aroma is reminiscent of mincemeat pie and eggnog. Taste is much the same but with more bitterness than I was expecting, it gets a little on the metallic side of things. There is a good amount of toffee sweetness, but overall I think this beer lacks some body to be as spiced as it is. I also get a medicinal alcohol finish.
Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12oz. can into a pint glass.
The color is a dark maroon to black with about two fingers of foamy off-white head and some pillowy lacing.
The smell is a bit vegetable flavor, some string-bean and a little sour krout flavor. Some scotch tape aroma and a touch of some sticky butter flavor.
The taste is pungent punch of hops, malt and a watery mix of smelt together character. Some fight is left in the flavor but comes back when left alone.
The feel of this beer is like an old cigar. Well past it’s prime it is not worth wasting the match.
monk191 (1603) - California, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting beer. Almost too many flavors, seem to be conflicting each other. Nice color, but not much head. Good winter beer.
drinkrealbeer (47) - Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2011
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into snifter
Appearance: bright brownish with a decent head
Smell: sweet, faint hints of hops and spice
Taste: somewhat sweet with excepted caramel and spiciness. a couple of things I can quite put my finger on. It almost taste infected with metallic and very faint vinegar notes. Just awful. I cant remember the last time I had a drain pour.
Feel: low to mid carbonation with a thin mouth feel.
Drinkability: Terrible. I’m convinced I had an infected batch. I really hope so as most of the previous stuff from 21st Amendment as been good.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
can’t remember who sent this can, but thanks!! poured a deep amber/ruby with a beige head. aroma was cinnamon, nutmeg, and dark fruits. flavor was fruity and dark fruits. body was light with low carbonation.
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A disappointment. Pours a dark brown with a thick tan head. Is very sweet and malty with a horrible burnt/metallic aftertaste. Just not good.
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into tall glass.
Appearance: Rich, dark brown with thick, foamy tan white head.
Aroma: Caramel, cherry, spicy & floral English hops and sweet gingerbread.
Taste: Semi-sweet caramel and roasted malts, with some cherry and spicy English hops. Ends very burnt and metallic.
Palate: Moderate carbonation, fairly light and thin body for almost 8%. Very dry finish, but that’s not the greatest thing considering the circumstances of that finish.
Overall: The burnt metallic finish just kills this, and destroys any complexity. Not really sure where the spices are either, although I thought I smelled a little.
BelgianBeerGal (3656) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can at Tank’s. Not really sure what to think about this bad boy. It seemed like a sour with a hint of spice to me? Tasted nice but not really sure it fits the deScription. Possible infection? Either way I liked it.