Tmoney99 (10445) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Poured clear dark brown color with medium frothy tan head that lasted with excellent lacing. Aroma is very complex with roasted chocolate malt, complex spice. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy dark chocolate spice sweet flavor and moderate to heavy complex dark spice sweet finish of Moderate to long duration. Solid complex beer.
b3shine (5184) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft to taster at Shakespeare’s Pub in Kalamazoo. Looks decent; more like a brown ale though. A mostly transparent copperish brown with off-white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells solid; caramel, malt, cinnamon, and other spices I can’t put my finger on. Tastes like it smells, but less balanced. Some bitterness too. Maybe nutmeg in there as well. Average on the palate. Smells better an it tastes.