zmanzorro (128) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured from bottle into a large glass beer mug. Batch No. 9, August 2012, 9.1% ABV.
From first appearance, it looks very good. Clear amber color with a nice big cream-colored foamy head. Lacing stays on the sides of the glass. Yeasty sweet aroma.
Taste is a malty sweetness with a slight lingering bite of spiciness and alcohol. Below average level of carbonation but still sits well on the palate.
The high ABV leaves a nice warming feeling and you will only need one for one sitting.
bennetporter (145) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 29, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a brilliant copper from a bottle, minimal lacing. Aroma is of a sweet tobacco, not processed but dried tobacco leaves, with some boozy esters. Flavor is reminiscent but not exactly creme brulee, with its bitter burnt sugar, and sweet cream/custard. A very pleasant heat in the throat. Great beer.
SoberDave (169) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap. Light aroma of hops and malts. White foamy head around the rim. Awesome rich flavour of banana, plum and other fruits. Great full bodied palate.
mikedR (1411) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JAN 10, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Perfectly and abundantly splendid. Strong and plentiful malt notes. Smooth lager. A wee bit of alcohol heat. Everything a lager should be, times imperial.
pivo (2610) - GERMANY - JAN 4, 2015
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great color: deep shimmering amber. Light caramel nose bit huge caramel taste. Just big and Malty everywhere. Alcohol intensifies it all. Smooth feel. Fab lager.
YogiBeera (2516) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice deep Amber color with a gorgeous white fluffy head. Great almond caramel dough nose! Smooth light taste, a bit fast going. Caramel and some alcohol notes lingering.
Bcoble003 (248) - Aiea, Hawaii, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells of chocolate very pleasing! Some malt after taste it's very pleasing!
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foyle (279) - Wyoming, USA - DEC 6, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled from 22oz bottle in pint glass.
Appearance: pours a modest off white head that slowly falls with mild lacing. Color is a cloudy amber with mild streaming carbonation.
Aroma: rich aroma of caramel, tangerine, and bread dough.
Mouthfeel; light to medium bodied, quite sticky, with a dry and warming alcohol finish.
Flavor: caramel, toasted bread, raisin, cinnamon, tangerine are all prominent.
Overall: nothing to criticize with this beer. Quite delicious.
high_on_hops (709) - Burlingame, California, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy amber with a tan head and lacing. It has a nice aroma of piney and earthy hops and amber malt. The flavor is sweet malt up front with a sweet, malty backbone and finish al box with some earthy hops.
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fraternie (857) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper body with a large head.Distinctly floral flavors show rich caramel and toffee that combine with a long, spicy hop finish, turning a bit sweet and hot as it lingers.
TylerGreenDC (439) - - NOV 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft. Aroma of liquid caramel. Flavors of... pumpkin, but not quite sweet that way. Spice? Nutmeg? And lots and lots of caramel? Marvelous.