jtclockwork (11786) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at RBWG grand tasting. Pours dark brown with white head. Nose and taste of vanilla bean, pecan, cinnamon, nuts and lots of booze, Medium body. A bit too boozy, but decent. Not sure if I could drink more than five or six ounces though.
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear brown pour, light head. Flavors of maple syrup, pecans, crust, light roast, some lactose notes. Very good stuff!
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Rating #9,900) Bottle... Pours clear, very dark and deeply crimson. The nose offers chocolate with subtle, but distinct notes of toasted pecans. Full-bodied and creamy with laid-back carbonation. The flavor presents notes of milk chocolate and creamy mocha that are nearly overrun by a biting level of alcohol. Finishes boozy and hot. Bottle courtesy of Otakuden!
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ Steve_0, thanks doodler! Pours a clear reddish brown appearance with a brown head. Caramel, cardboard / oxidized, earthy, brown sugar aroma. Thick body. Syrupy / maple, toffee, thick sugary flavor. Finishes thick and sugary. Not my thing.
crossovert (9983) - Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2014
1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
750ml bottle. Amber pour. Smell is puffed wheat cereal. Flavor is sickly sweet candy corn. Failure.
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 23, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL thanks to tastybeer! Clear, deep cola red. Great yellow foam. Nose gives off volatile plastic, salted pecans, buttery crust, rich, flashes of coconut rum. Taste is spot on rich Pecan pie, salty, super rich, coconut, baked buttery crust. Impressive.
deyholla (8868) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to a trade! Pours a clear dark brown with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma is full of pecans with backing notes of molasses with a bit of vanilla. Flavor has more molasses and vanilla that combine with a pecan and earthy grain note.
arminjewell (8842) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, dark reddish, brownish black pour with thin tan head, aroma brought notes of bourbon, pecan pie, oak, vanilla, hints of dark fruits, raisin, plum into a bit of molasses. Taste is a mix of molasses, brown sugar, slight bourbon, oak, pecan, nice vanilla in there, finishing fairly sweet, slightly boozy, dry.
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Grand Tasting of RBWG. Pours a clear chestnut with a beige ring for a head. Notes of pecan, toasted malts, brown sugar, toffee, leaves, and earth. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet mouthfeel. Pretty good.
Ibrew2or3 (7661) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL bottle pours with a dark amber body that has glowing thin gold edges and supports a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up molasses, caramel malts, sweet and hoppy wort notes, some mild fruity esters and then malt sweetened ginger snap cookies. Cool. The taste is smooth sweet goodness with molasses, caramel malts and tasty sweet sticky wort flavored spiced cookies. This all rides on a smooth slick rich sweetness that binds everything together. I want to give this about a 3.9 but being the “homer” I am it needs to bump up higher.