Derek881 (1216) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass to drink. The beer had a mostly clear amber-orange color with a modest foamy off-white head with modest retention, cling, and lacing. Its aroma featured a strong presence of caramel, along with some herbal scents and spices, and a bit of straw and banana. The taste was mostly sweet and milky, with a strong presence of caramel, and some nice light spicing. It was a fairly wet and watery beer with below average carbonation and a lighter, thinner mouthfeel.
rondphoto (3338) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle @ Chief Market / Lima OH --- Clear dark amber color, off-white head that drops to a cover, bands of lace. Taste is caramel malt that light fizz and light spice on the swallow, moving on to a nearly hop-less finish in which the sweet abates enough a achieve a balance. Sweet, but good.
deyholla (9263) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Boundary. Pours a clear amber copper with a near white head that dissipates nearly completely. Aroma has dark grains and a bit of dark fruits and a touch of toffee. Flavor has a decent amount of spice with dark grains and some toffee underlying.
phaleslu (8215) - 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 (148) - 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 (6101) - 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 (5567) - 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 (2611) - 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 (4649) - 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 (1669) - 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.