Hidden_Pooch (276) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. A curious brew indeed. Taste of fruit and caramel, and spice. It finishes with a twang of spice, but nothing too crazy, like some pepper beers where it is just jalapeno water. This beer does the spice thing right.
AgentAle (606) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is of sweet malts and dry rye malts. Also loads of peppercorn. Taste is roasty malts and a quite dry rye presence. There is a fairly potent bitterness that carries to finish- quite tarty. Appearance is a clear amber body with a thin pearl head that retains fairly poorly.
Beerhunter111 (6917) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rötlichbraunes Bier mit ordnentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, fruchtig, Gewürze, Pfeffer. Geschmack scharf würzig, fruchtig, Kräuter, malzig.
erickok (3424) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAY 17, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reddish brown and stable small head. Aromatic biscuit, peppery, piment, earthy and dark bread. Tickle of hot pepper, piment, light bitter. Slightly burning aftertaste. Too spicy for me to drink without food to go with it. (Bottle from Saveur Bière)
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog. Bottled at Green Lion. Obviously dominated by spices. Ginger, white pepper, some dried fruits and herbs, caramel, some citrus. It’s all over the place.
Beerathon (1112) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Look- reddish brown with very thin head. Nose- sweet malts, spices. Flavor- spicy (peppery), sweet malts, light hops. Nice tongue tingle to finish it off.
kevinator (873) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This had promise but fell somewhat short of greatness. Nice spicy aroma that had a holiday zest. Nice light caramel color. Palate was thin and the least attractive aspect. Carbonation was low to average. Flavors were spicy, peppery, and some hops balance but more subtle than the aroma promised. Good but there are many others in this style that follow through.
csaso (1316) - Missouri, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap - big thick head, nice dark amber color, dark fruity enter aroma and flavor with mild yeasty spice, good sweet malt backbone, smooth finish - not bad overall
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GreenJeremy (71) - Spruce Grove, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours reddish brown with fluffy off white head. aroma is a rich caramel malty sweetness with a little bit of spice and dried apricot. Taste is caramel, maybe a little bit roasty, with the peppercorns and fruit rounding out the back end. nice mouthfeel with the pepper adding a little bite. Very tasty, and quite unique flavor
JesseMartineau (74) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of caramel, rye, malt, some fruitiness. Taste of caramel, tropical fruits, and then pepper. It?s quite great, in fact it?s tremendously balanced with the pepper finish, it?s a great beer.