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 (1073) - 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 (846) - 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 (1292) - 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 (70) - 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.
RobertDale (3300) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Comes reddish brown with a nice off-white head. Aroma of malt, spice, and caramel. Taste is malt, caramel, pepper, and grain. Decent enough.
fhoublon (312) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dégustée à la brasserie à St-Jérôme le 25 juillet 2009. Bière couleur thé. Col mince et éphémère. Très peu effervescente. Odeur un peu sucrée. Douce, un peu sucrée, un peu amère. Goût âcre en amorce, épicé en finale (gingembre?), de poivre. Bonne en son genre. Un peu trop épicée (poivrée) en finale, ce qui empêche de savourer pleinement la bière comme telle.
tiong (3615) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
341ml bottle from Saveur-Biere
Bottled 10/2013 - Pours dark amber brown with a small white head. Aroma of spices, rye, syrup, malts and dark caramel. Taste is smooth, malty and sweetish with notes of rye, spices, syrup and toffee. Finish is smooth and sweet with some maltiness, rye and spices. Okay quite balanced rye ale as the spices are quite subtle.
unclemike (2213) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly roasty spiced peppery aroma that is somewhat faint. Transparent amber color with a tan/yellow head. Start is roasty with hot pepper touches. Finishes with some spiciness, but not too spicy . Finishes roasty and smooth. Interesting and well-balanced.