kevinator (1254) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice aroma of sweetness, cinnamon and chocolate with similar flavors. Almost dessert-like. Really nice color with a medium plate. Very flavorful.
monk191 (1242) - California, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very good sweet dessert porter. Pours a beautiful deep black with a thick tan head. Smells of cinnamon, chocolate, coffee and cream. Taste is very creamy and sweet, with cinnamon, spiced chai, and horchata in the finish. Had in the bottle.
bnielsen13 (256) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of adnielsen. Pours dark brown/black with a thin tan head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, vanilla, roasty. Flavor is mild cinnamon, vanilla, chocolate, coffee and some dark fruits. A little thin in the mouth feel. Not bad.
maxwelldeux (4138) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Pours a very dark brown color with a smallish tan head on there. Nose is dominated by roasting. Taste has the obvious roasting, but the spice kicks in later, and has just a hint of cinnamon towards the end. Really interesting.
mikedR (1532) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 26, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful. Stout like. Definitely a nice malty base. Slightly sweet. Hint of vanilla.
beastiefan2k (2777) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beer #2 of 13 in blind tasting.
This was the first of two beers that did not belong in the tasting. That explains why my short notes included "double-brown?". Otherwise, I get a little bit of Hershey chocolate. I did not get anything related to Horchata or spices.
Despite not belong in the aggregate it fell right at average.
Prufrockstar (1394) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Blind imperial stout tasting -- this somehow snuck in. Sample 2 of 13. Pours dark brown, near black with khaki head that dissipates quick. Lactose, milk chocolate. Sweet, and strangely herbal ... wtf. Sweet milky imperial stout? More like an imperial porter. Tasty, but not what I expect from an imperial stout.
beerbaaron (1609) - Arizona, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Clear dark brown. Minimal head. Light roast. Cinnamon. Cocoa. Flavor follows. Medium body. Doesn’t really inspire horchata to me, more like just a decent mildly spiced porter.
after4ever (6577) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750. Thanks, J! Very cool surprise treat. Pours a murky ebony, near black. Dense and creamy dark tan head that sticks around for a while, but not forever. Big sweet nose, lots of cinnamon and milk chocolate, some soft sweet roasty bits. Creamy thickish body with soft carb. Roasty sweet mid palate, lots of milk chocolate and cinnamon. Long sweet finish.
UncleKorm (1037) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle poured a black hue w/ a medium tan head diminishing to a ring. Medium aromas of vanilla and cinnamon. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a light bitter finish of short duration. Tastes are vanilla bean, roasty malts, cinnamon, sweet cream, and coffee. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel and light carbonation. Spices are well balanced and enjoyable.
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