arventresca (512) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2012
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Tap. A nice looking beer. To me, this beer had a liquid smoke flavor that just over powered it. It was all I could do to finish the pint.
bensbrews (22) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This brew brings a lot of different flavors, it has malty raisin flavor, and it has this unique hop/spice flavor very addictive.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from Whole Foods, Durham. Cap says 7.3%. Dark rust colored pour, with a fast-receding head that leaves minimal carb and basically no lacing. Nose is really interesting, with char, molasses, meat, and very mild hop spice. Itís only in the taste that you get a sense of those other spices, though they remain a bit indistinct. Thin body, but the flavors are generally pretty bold, kind of a combo of a smoked porter and a winter warmer.
BeerandBlues2 (8459) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler shared by wilkie. Pours clear tawny with a medium, creamy tan head, medium-long retention with good lacing. Aroma is spices (cinnamon, nutmeg), caramel and nutty malt, yeasty with dark fruity esters. Flavor is malt dominant, spices, dark fruits (dates), light sweetness and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.
argo0 (11092) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler, thanks wilkie. Clear copper body atop small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, spice, some ginger, caramel, light cinnamon. Taste is moderately sweet, ginger, some spice, caramel, faint cinnamon. Medium body, alcohol well contained.
Ulfada (257) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2010
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour from growler at tasting at Samís Quik Shop. Dark amber, small spicy aroma. Very spicy flavor with a lingering spice finish. A little to spicy to drink a lot of, but a nice winter beer. I have said spice a lot, but I canít seem to narrow down what spices, they all kinda muddle together.
devilben02 (252) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep, muddy, orange-amber color with a thin, foamy head. The aroma is subtle, but there is a noticeable scent of some combination of spices and the smoked malts. These characteristics are even more pronounced in the flavor, but the smoke in the malts isnít overly aggressive. The complex flavor profile makes this one quite interesting, but it is a bit much to be an everyday draft selection.
OldGrowth (2342) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pint at Remedy Diner in Raleigh. Good aroma, sweet. malty, little nutmeg. Dark orangy brown color, small head, good lace. Sweet spice flavor. Thicker body, oily creamy mouthfeel, bitter dry finish. Good brew, flavor got stronger as it warmed. this brewer get more fun everyday....