Oakes (13598) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Muddy brown. Aroma is full of cardamom with chocolate, cocoa. It almost comes across as chile. Chocolate and cardamom balancing off, hint of acidity late and lots of spiciness. Nice beer, a little simple but a good combo.
bb (7644) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Dark amber beer with a dark cream colored head. Light spice and rich malt aroma. Spice, chocolate, and rich malt flavor. Medium bodied. Malt, spice, and light chocolate notes linger.
after4ever (6734) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at elysian fields. pours a murky grainy black with a dense, creamy off white head that really sticks around. tons of lace. the bubbles look like they might never pop if you leave this beer undisturbed. big forward minty cardamom nose...unmistakable but pleasant and appealing. creamy medium body, pleasantly firm carb. roasty sweet brown bread mid palate with plenty of minty cardamom. i dont know that any beer has ever showcased cardamom, or even any other herb or spice, quite so succinctly as does this one. pleasant and unforgettable, but not exactly sessionable. creamy dryish minty cardamom finish.
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Elysian Capitol HIll. Enjoyed this while philosophizing on the state of women’s sports and lesbianism with a couple classmates. We were also attempting to figure out which girls from class were lesbians. I am a grad student in Sports Administration and we concluded the sports with the highest influx of lesbians are: softball and basketball. Disclaimer: I love everyone and have no problem with lesbians. Beer pours muddy brown with a beige creamy head. The aroma is an interesting mix of chocolate, roasted malts, and spice - cardamom and coriander I think. Rather spicy almost reminded me of something I probably had at Pumpkinfest. The flavor is initially filled with spice then followed by tasty earthy roasted notes. As the beer warms the spice works very well with the roast and softens a bit. Roast and chocolate are predominant after it warms and the beer has an earthy dry finish. Smooth light carbonation Interesting yet enjoyable.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at RNH. Pours a mahogany body with a tan head. Dark spiced chai tea, shrub, herbal green character, and some pepper spice. Burnt tree bark and smoked licorice. Strangely awesome.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ brewpub. Is black-brown with scattered lacing. BIG cardamom and big smoke aroma! 100% unique. The flavors marry so well and they linger on the tongue. The cardamom is such a delight. The smoke really makes it shine. This one is truly impressive.
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap@Brewpub. Cardamom aroma. Opaque colour, beige head, good lace. Sweet, light roasted, hint of chocolate, cardamom. Sticky mouth feel. Flavourful but too much with the cardamom and stuff for me.
BillKismet (3520) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark, cidery brown with a hazy body and firm cream top. Piquant roast and cardamom aromas. Roasty body with the predominent flavor component being cardamom. Otherwise, this lacks complexity. Dry cardamom finish.
robforbes (2089) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a jet black with a small beige head, and good lacing.
smell of cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, spice, and orange peel.
taste is smooth and creamy, cocoa, some smoke, spice, a perfume aftertaste, and roasted malts, ends somewhat bitter.
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 17, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled @ Rattle n Hum on tap. Smells of pepper which made me want to vomit after Poivre. Anyways.. mouthfeel is like pepsi but even thinner of a body. Some peppery biscuit malt notes. Not good.