jrob21 (2563) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Extra from a recent trade. Was expecting something a little more on the side of the stout equation but this pouts a bit more orange gold color. Very sweet. Lots of vanilla and chocolate. Some roasty malt. Syrupy and molasses. Ok bit a little too much on the sweet stuff.
mikedR (1222) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Only complaint is that itís a bit too boozy/too much alcohol heat. Otherwise, this is wonderful. Love the flavors. Seems like it should be a porter/stout, but itís not -- rather, very good flavors, including chocolate, maple, vanilla, and some other things going on. Quite good!
tectactoe (1890) - Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Jason. Light copper body, slightly murky with a white-ish head that fades to a collar quickly. Aroma of caramel, light maple syrup, honey, faint metallic toffee, just a hint of cocoa dust, some toasted crackers, & faint yeast. Taste has more vanilla & tastes like some sort of wafer cookie. Lightly sweep marscarpone & whipped cream sweetness with hints of maple, brown sugar, toffee, Wertherís candy, butterscotch, vanilla bean, & very faint coffee grounds. Lots of stuff going on, a dry bread & yeast finish. A very unique beer here. Lots to wrap your head around, but pretty tasty when all is said & done.
Pailhead (4820) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of Jason R
Bottle: The aroma consists of chocolate, light maple syrup, vanilla, and a hint of nuts. It pours a transparent copper with a small white head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. The flavor starts with chocolate and caramel. He finish has light-moderate vanilla with a touch of nuts. Itís medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation.
JStax (2997) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle thanks to errl. A brunch golden ale? Interesting...poured into a brandy snifter. Pours a clear copper to burnt orange with a velvety head of beige foam. Pretty good retention. The aroma is definitely roasty and I get biscuit and syrup and honey. The taste delivers on the coffee while still delivering on the syrup aspects and bready notes that could be taken for pancakes. Thicker mouthfeel, a lot like I would expect in a stout. Moderate carbonation.
roxtersoxter (307) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy amber with frothy white head out of bottle. Aroma of caramel, spice, and malt. Taste of roasted cocoa, caramel, syrup, and malt. Good beer overall.
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fiveacestx (596) - Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap - deep rust color with a small head. Has a nice roast coffee aroma and a coffee and caramel taste. Seems like a stout but it isnít. Very nice. Not a huge herb/vegetable beer fan but I like this one.
umich03jm (1973) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to rightcross55. Pours a hazy copper color with a small foamy head that fades to a nice ring. Very unique aroma. Jalapeno poppers, maple syrup, chocolate, vanilla pudding, coffee, and grease. Tastes like maple syrup and vanilla mostly. Also, getting caramel, coffee, and brown sugar. Very syrupy sweet. Medium to full body. Syrupy and sticky. Very unique beer all around. Either a breakfast or dessert beer I guess and I wish I wouldíve opened this at a share. The strong sweetness and intense flavors will make it hard for me to finish the whole bomber. Very cool beer.
Beergeek23322 (2270) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
5/18/2014. 22 oz. bottle. Amber color with a white head. Coffee and chocolate aromas. Spicy flavors with light hops. A bit sticky, but an interesting beer.
tdubesq (14) - - MAY 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy golden with a creamy head. Tastes of cocoa with hints of vanilla and alcohol. Clean finish.