ReggieDunlap (2898) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy honey color with a medium white head. Aroma has lots of spice...clove...and some light orange notes. Flavor is very spicy...clove and cinnamon...bitter. mouthfeel is medium/full and the finish is very spicy and dry.
BeerGolem (607) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 341 ml. Bought at Peluso (Montreal). Served in Trappist glass. Pours cloudy amber. Not much head and no lacing. Similar in appearance to a barley wine. Quite pleasant aroma with strong notes of cinnamon and cloves. Some hints of citrus and alcohol. Taste is really sugary with some bitterness at the end. Alcohol finish. Full bodied beer, really thick. Texture is syrupy. Overall, a very interesting beer, unique in its way.
DerWeg (1429) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ only, whoa los of fresh clove and Madagascar cinnamon over a solid swet base of fruit and wheat malt. citrus follows through. Not sure why DDC made this but the clovey-ness evokes a pale weizenbock gone over the edge. Ends a bit grassy-dry with a faint sting to the palate, remains constantly sticky-sweet.
goatwhisperer (19) - - AUG 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not much head at all. Burned umber colour.
Absolutely divine smell, sweet cinnamon and clove and fruit on the nose. Absolute perfection, it could not be any better.
The palate mimics the nose slightly bitter finish. It hides its alcohol well, apart from the dry finish you would never know it’s 8.3%. Thick consistency, great syrupy mouthfeel.
Amazing beer, I love it.
jaghana (3442) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - JUL 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 341ml, a clear copper amber beer with medium head. Nose is very spicy on cinnamon and anise. Aroma is malty on the caramel side, sweet, apricot notes, lot of anise and cinnamon, quite hopy with a grassy finish. Lot of clove on aftertaste, not bad but a little heavy on the spicy part.
HeistAlmighty (1033) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
341ml bottle. Darker colour that I was expecting, kind of a medium copper, very little head. Smell is a spiced wit, clove, cinnamon, a little citrus and wheat. Taste is spicy Christmas cookie with some orange. Body is solid but cut with some nice carbonation. Overall, lots of spice, would be a great winter beer.
Sledutah (4071) - Utah, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from pushkinwow, thanks
Appearance: Cloudy golden with a small white head and spotty lacing
Aroma: Spicey, bready, caramel and fruity
Taste: Coriander, cinnamon and some sweet caramel
A nice easy drinking beer, clean and crisp.
tom10101 (2111) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 341 ml. Pale orange with almost no head. Some lacing. Aroma of cinnamon, cloves and bunch of spices with slight banana and bread notes. Taste of spices (mainly cinnamon and cloves) with banana and citrus presence. Some bitterness. Medium body. Warming (alcohol and spices). Not that much refreshing because of high abv and strong spices presence. Can draw comparison with hefeweizen more than belgian strong ale in my opinon.
davidm (1923) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 21, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from King&Godfree. Very tasty, nice spicy flavours. Aromas of coriander, honey, butter, with hints of alcohol and grass. Taste is sweet, with sour notes, long lasting. Palate is oily, with a full body. Amber, with no head.
hawthorne00 (2216) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cloudy orange with a small white head that’s soon less than a coat. Boozy aroma with cloves, cinnamon, cardamon, white pepper, oranges and their blossoms. Sweet and spicy with the spices very prominent but not quite overwhelming fruit and flowers. Gentle bitterness at a floral and very clove-y finish. Alcohol much less obvious than in the aroma. Given the heaviness of the spicy flavours it’s surprising that it never wears out its welcome. Perhaps needs colder weather than Melbourne.