jcartamdg (2481) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with no head. Aroma of cinnamon, other spices and raisins. Tasty, flavors are intensified. More viscosity. All around better than the original. Nice beer
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TXBadger (1961) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice dark brown with off-white head. Raisins, oats, toffee, dark fruits, and sweetness on the nose; follows onto the palate. There is a lot going on with this one. Finishes sweet.
olr1984 (1338) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at huna day pours a hazy dark brown with a thin off white head. big raisin cinnamon and sweet malt taste
youdictategood (434) - Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fantastic slow-drinking beer. Aroma is heavy on the cinnamon, vanilla, and raisin, and the taste follows. Don’t think it would make for a great session beer, but definitely a must-try.
OmegaX (1345) - Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good stuff here. Aroma is tons of cinnamon, vanilla, raisins, and brown sugar. Very intense aromas. Pour is murky brown with little head and a fine ring of lacing around the glass. Taste is malt heavy, with a pungent chocolate flavor, followed by vanilla, raisins, and oats. A nice treat.
Chipalsa (1311) - Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Happy to drink this one slowly. There isn’t much of a head, and the body has a murky brown hue to it. The aroma is full of vanilla, raisins, molasses and a hint of alcohol. The taste is a bit on the fruity side, again with a good amount of vanilla and sweet cookie notes. Alcohol is very apparent in the finish as it goes down warm. I like what they did here, but adding more alcohol to a good beer doesn’t make it better. Or does it...?
burg326 (4719) - Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at Cigar City, poured a translucent brown color with aromas of vanilla, rasin, cinnamon, and cookies. Flavors are the same with some caramel thrown in. Tasted like the original ORC, just with a little booze added, which was nice.
tricyclist (1063) - Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Snifter pour at the brewery. The nose is intense... like camping. Heavy raisins, oatmeal, sweet caramel, toffee, sweet bread... like a cinnamon roll... Amazing. Flavor follows, sweet and smooth, exactly where it should be. Caramel, raisins, toffee, all things cookie and good! Only complaint is I’d like it a little heavier at 9%, but still amazing!!
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours ruby brown. Nose is beautiful! Vanilla, chocolate, cinnamon, faint raisin, sweet malts. Flavor is smooth chocolate malt melded with sweet vanilla, sharp cinnamon, soft raisin. Awesome beer.