Tsotsi (178) - Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler. Pours dark brown. Nose is full of spices including, cinnamon, cardamom, clove, almost like chai. Flavor is roasty with all the spices flavors coming out as well. Nice balance between the roast and the spice. Dry finish. Good beer.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: March 12, 2011
Appearance: black, fine beige head, bits of lace
Aroma: big spiced aroma, lots of cinnamon
Overall: dry roasted aroma, lots of spices, heavy cinnamon, touch of clove, bitterness follows the spices
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
JaBier (4831) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at CCB on 4/28/11. Pitch black pour with a thick tan/almost brown head. Strong spicy nose of ginger, nutmeg, allspice and slight roast. Flavor is cinnamon, roast, coffee and ginger before a bitter chocolate finish. Very solid. Could use just a little less spice to let the other flavors shine through though.
dchmela (2614) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Cigar City. Dark brownish red pour with a thin off white head. Huge aroma of cinnamon, clove, ginger and roasted grain. Smooth roasted grain taste with many of the mentioned flavors peaking though. Well balanced roasted grain and spice with a nice complexity.
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft @ CCB. Near black pour with ruby highlights and a beige head. Spicy roasted nose, lots of anise and clove. Medium body with lively carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is dry and roasted, lots of spice, clove, cinnamon, anise and light cocoa notes. I didn’t really enjoy this one, I found the spice profile over bearing.
Ibrew2or3 (6782) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap Cigar City pouring mahogany with mocha head. The aroma is rich and spicy and has black licorice, graham cracker, molasses, dark roasted malts and rounded out on the earthy side. The taste is smooth and a bit thin with spicy hops, spicy black licorice, earthiness, a mild amount of various spices, dark roasted malts and then bleeding into near burnt or charred malts. Easy drinkin’ yum.
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep rich brown/black. Nose is heavy roast, hints of smoke and a medley of rich spices. Flavor is clove, chai tea, smoke, ash, roast, cinnamon.
50belair (2172) - Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at CC. Dark brown pour. I’m sure you can figure out the nose. Cocoa, roasted malt, and spices dominated the taste..
daknole (8941) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Well they took my favorite dry stout and ramped it up! Love the cinnamon, clove, indian spices that they added. Makes this beer amazing. Bravo!
markwise (4427) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Hunahpu Day 2011. Pours a dark Patio Tools brown with an off-white head. Nose is a bit of dry roast, earth, a hint of unsweet cocoa, and chai spices- vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a light hint of sugar. Flavor is similar with the spices taking a back seat to some of the dry stout qualities. A bit of cocoa, roast, and earth dominate the vanilla, cinnamon, and spices of the East India part. Very enjoyable, but not as thick as a regular Patio Tools.