Chudwick (2502) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - OCT 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fresh bottle from one of the cousins in the barrio. Nose is not what I expected from the style. The caramel is not as pronounced as I thought it would be. Sip adds nutmeg or the sweet ingredient in Cherry NyQuil. More of a veg/herb/spice beer for me. Decent and perfect for October. Easy to drink and very flavorful. After a little research the Hoja Santa is also known as the root beer plant.
mansquito (4335) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Links, Chicago tap: pours reddish with a small white head and no lacing. Aroma is condensed milk, all spice, and malt. Taste is kind of roundly sweet and plenty spicy. I guess you either like these flavors or you dont. i don’t really. Meh.
wchesser (1540) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Extra from flandersned-thanks, Steve! Murky brown. Nice enough nose of sweet cream, malts, light spice. Taste is creamy, sweet lactose, with loads of caramel, and some spice. Doesn’t work for me but sure some love this.
Scipio (756) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear caramel color that lacks a head. The aroma is heavy on cinnamon and spices, along with some nutmeg, toffee, and bread. The taste is dry. There is nutmeg and spices up front, moving into orange, ginger, and cinnamon. Hints of breadiness, minor yeast and apple as well. The aftertaste is a short spicy apple flavor. Medium bodied, more thin in texture, and having some softer carbonation. This one isn’t all that bad. I’m not sure I’d purchase it again, but I’d have no problem drinking one again.
arminjewell (8752) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap, dark orange-red pour with white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, lots of yeasty and hoppy spice into a bit of grass, big spice notes from cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice come through as well. Taste is a mix of cinnamon, clove, some ginger into a bit of caramel, toffee, slight grass, touch of bread, finishing fairly sweet, slightly spicy.
Christpuncher (2186) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Just not a great beer. I have not had a good one out of this brewery. They call it an octoberfest but it is a little spicy and smells like socks. Hard to choke down. Pours a nice cooper color
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zach8270 (3913) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Orange pour with a fizzy white head. Heavy spice aroma with a nice malt undertone. Flavor is a good Oktoberfest base but then a ton of spices and sweetness from the milk caramel. Sweet and really smooth.
S_Side_Smitty (614) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber-orange with a minimal head. Aroma is yeasty and spicy (nutmeg/cinnamon kinda spicy). Taste is "wet" and spicy. It’s like a pumpkin beer blended with an easy to drink Oktoberfest Märzen. There seems to be a hoppy presence in the mid. Definitely interesting and if you imagine the dulce de leche, you can pick it up. Curious as to why it is called "life and death"? P.S. - I guess I should read the brewers deScription. Duh.
HonusWagner (1793) - Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Semisweet chocolate, dash of caramel, drinks kinda like a midway between a porter and a festbier, really tasty and awesome despite not being totally to style.
Aurelius (4743) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clearish tea color. Tight khaki head. Bad tap label. Light lemony tea aroma with some florality. Soapy mouthfeel... a little on the light side with the body. Lightly candied effect, but not sweet. Very lightly tannic. Lightly acidic finish. On tap, Brass Tap,Tallahassee Midtown.