bytemesis (6193) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours clear reddish mahogany, large tan head, creamy, great lacing. Aroma is caramel, coriander, light orange peel. Medium sweet. Medium body. Better than most spiced beers, IMHO.
Travlr (19932) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the source. Clear maroon, thick beige head with good retention. Aroma of cooked bananas, toffee. Taste is roasty bubblegum. Odd combo.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 22, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy brown color with a tan head. Aroma is caramel, chocolate,
roast, fruity, and spicy notes. Flavor is chocolate, roast, toast,
orange, and some spicy notes
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy brown orange, off white head. Aroma is candi sugar, caramel. Taste is caramel, a little bit of biting metallic, clove esters.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: August 13, 2009
Appearance: opaque dark brown, creamy tan head
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma
Flavor: light chocolate flavor, wheat keeps it light and drinkable, hint of spicyness, light bitterness
Date: October 25, 2009
Aroma: chocolate aroma is drying out and picking up a spicyness
Flavor: sweet chocolate flavor is picking up a nice fruity character, touch of banana, long spicy bitterfinish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - SEP 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Dark amber color. Aroma of alcohol and yeasty bready goodness. A hint of citrus and a bit of clove. Very dry, strong and lots of bread. Nice clove flavor as well. Very spicy. A good bit of pepper. Best on of 5SW so far!
ChainGangGuy (4714) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Delivered by our ginger waitress a solid, chestnut brown body with a full inch of light tan-colored head.
Smell: Earthy, chocolaty nose with some supporting, secondary hints of pureed figs, dry caramel, orangey citrus, and spicy cloves.
Taste: Roasty, toasty bread crusts coated in a thin layer of unsweetened chocolate and caramel. Slight fig fruitiness. Fairly earthy and spicy throughout with a big kick of cloves. Hint of dehydrated orange peel. Herbaceous, spicy bitterness furthered along by the moderate malt roastiness. Spicy, drying finish with a lingering hint of baker’s chocolate.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-high carbonation.
Drinkability: Certainly worth a try. A fairly interesting beer that held my attention for the two glasses.
jrob21 (3335) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Westside served in a snifter. The aroma is slightly wild yeast but mostly cocoa sweetness. The cocoa comes through to the texture and adds some nice complexity. This has some decent malt body but I’m not picking up much of the orange peel if any. Grab this if you are interested in a malty, slightly sweet, easy to drink beer.