bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 4, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a bright gold...nose is heavy on the cardomom, sugar and a bit of oak. Slick, overly sweet palate...flavor is slightly herbal, candy sugar and toasted malt. Eh.
chinchill (1262) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poppaskull 750 ml bottle served in a Green Man snifter after the RNWG-2014
Hazy golden color with an irregular appearance. The head was thin and short-lived.
Aroma: heavy cardamon; vague additional spicing; moderate funk; bright fruitiness.
O: Over the top. Two great breweries join forces to produced a weak "by committee" product?
jameswolfe (159) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
My least favorite fff ever. I liked the aroma and this is a very different beer. But it has a powerful taste that I just found as "Off"
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
What the hell? This smells totally like Iranian cardamom tea. Too bad it tastes so hoppy that it makes me frown and grimace and punch a baby. Way too hoppy.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pale straw colored pour with a fluffy white head. Cardamom dominates the nose with some citrus and cereal. Very dry and bitter. Spicy cardamom. Alcohol on the end. Not much going on besides the spice.
Pastor (790) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - APR 23, 2011
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Split with friends we pored the bottle into snifters and were greeted with a two finger white head that stuck around this was perched on top of a golden yellow bodied brew. The nose was sweet and spicy and it was nice enough that you enjoyed it every time you brought it to your nose. The flavor was a little bit of a mess. There is just a lot going on spices and sweet brandy sugars’. I remember thinking "Wow were is this beer going". It had a good body with ample carbonation. I must say I was a little disappointed with the collaboration between two of my favorite brewers but I do hope the collaborate on another one
Serving type: bottle
egajdzis (5169) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of cardamom, vanilla, honey, brandy, and alcohol. Taste of a ton more cardamom, vanilla, honey, and alcohol. The cardamom really killed this for me.
17thfloor (2426) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2010 Draft. Overwhelming cardamom aroma. Mouth drying amounts of cardamom outlast the cloying sweetness, vanilla, dough, difficult to put down for me. Not really my type of beer. I’m very curious as to what the unblended barrel aged part taste like.
HoppyAlesToYou (154) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - NOV 19, 2010
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Overly cardamom on the nose, which masks any other scents. A sip does reveal the slight brandy and sweet funky Belgian yeast notes, but it is all muted by the damn cardamom. Perhaps some age would help, but I’m not willing to gamble.
sloth (2382) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thin white head, short lived, little lace. Lightly hazy dark color. Nose is weird, sorta woody, fruity with soame malts happenin. Body is med/full, coating on the palate, tired carbonation, overwhelmed? Sweet malts a bit much with slight notes of wood, floral and boozy notes as well. Had a certain sharp spicey note, cardamom i suppose, distracting to say the least. Sweet, malty finish. A bit cloying. 750 from a friend. Thanks Jon!