phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Elijah P’s. Pours a clear orange-hued gold with a finger of creamy off-white head that settles into a ring and film. The bartender’s deScription of "like liquid flan" was apt; notes o ftoasted sugar, caramel, floral and fruity funk, faint spices (cinnamon and ginger, perhaps?), grass, and bread. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, malty mouthfeel. Interesting beer, and an interesting take on the style. These guys are always good for mixing it up that way.
BlackBeerPG (126) - Darien, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taste: caramel milk sweetness with a dash of Fall spices, smooth and very drinkable.
Red Cooper hue, clear, with a delicate tan head.
malty dulce de leche, with a veggie note to nose.
Unique take on a Marzen.
JaBier (5912) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the zombie themed beer tasting and Shaun of the Dead screening at Studio 35 on 10/11/15. Clear copper pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of cinnamon, caramel and malt. Malty and caramelly flavor with a spicy cinnamon finish.
drfabulous (5222) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Mas, Chicago. Malty and spicy Okterbest. Dark orange. Slightly different take.
Chudwick (2529) - 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 (4455) - 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 (1577) - 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 (761) - 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 (8842) - 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 (2272) - 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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