wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A little light in body and the ONLY disappointing beer I’ve had made by them. Dates in the aroma. Head disappears quick! Taste of molasses and dates.
hotstuff (4092) - Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated on 02-04-2012. (Corked and caged bottle, Batch Number/2011-2, Best By Date: 04-2012) When poured, this beer’s appearance is a medium sized frothy, very fizzy beige head that mostly diminishes, hazy reddish brown body, fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and one ring of lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, yeast. sweet, bananas, spicy, clove, and cinnamon. The flavor is sweet, caramel malt, spicy, cinnamon, and coriander. The mouthfeel of this beer is tingly carbonation and this beer is light-medium bodied. This is a very quaffable beer and the various flavors come together very well. This beer has a cinnamon aftertaste and this beer is worth trying.
Beergeek23322 (2263) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
3/6/2014. 750ml. bottle. Pours dark amber with a white head. Aromas of dried fruit, brown sugar, molasses and caramel. Light spicy flavors with a nice sweetness. Good balance.
Thewade (318) - USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hard to rate considering bottle was 3.5 years old. It actually stands up pretty well. Molasses was subtle, and very little oxidation occurred from what I could tell. Nice brew.
boxofrane (2111) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours murky brown with a medium sized brownish head. The aroma has brown sugar, cinnamon, some licorice, and maybe a bit of banana. The taste has some drk fruit, a lot of brown sugar, a bit of banana, and slight spiciness. Solid.
jzzbassman (1516) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Oxford tasting Nov ’12.
Pours a reddish amber, clear with a large head. Fruity aroma, with molasses and dark bread. Yeasty flavor, with raisin and other dark fruit tending towards sweet , finishes with licorice and light sweetness.
gschrade (678) - Collinsville, USA - NOV 14, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours brownish-red with a white head. Taste slightly sweet, fruit. I thought this was pretty good. I would drink this again.
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RickTStiles (757) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is a bit weak but has notes of cherry cobbler. Taste is subtle with notes of cherry, licorice and yeast. Finish is bitter and earthy.
Westchesterco (946) - mclean, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a bottle and shared it is a muddy brown with an ecrue head
the aroma is rather yeasty and spicy. The taste isinteredting it starts rather sweet then lingers on the palate with z bitter sweet finish. The taste is of cardamom and dome maltiness
Iphonephan (3254) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a 75 cl bottle shared in Avon, NC. Pours a hazy brownish amber with an ecru head. Aroma of caramel and cinnamon. Flavors herbal flavors with a touch of licorice. Medium bodied, highly carbonated, crisp and effervescent finish.
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (best by date of 5/2013)
Aroma: Dark fruit, caramel, hints of spices
Appearance: Dark brown with a reddish tint. Nice fine white head.
Taste: Dark fruit, slight sweetness
Palate: Medium, lively mouthfeel. Warming mouthfeel and finish. Rich, but stops short of chewy.
Overall: Gains some complexity as it warms, but still a tad one-dimensional.