PorterPounder (5695) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl - on tap at Fermentation. Murky dark brown pour, light off-white head. Pleasant aroma - hints of autumn-like spices. Flavor is decidedly sweet and edges to a pumpkin-like beer. Having never tasted a persimmon to my recent recollection - the closest I can equate it to is spiced pumpkin. Pick up some nutmeg, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice. Mouthfeel has a nice dash of spritz. Decently solid.
drowland (6144) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
First to rate! 12/5/11. On tap at the release. Amber pour with a small khaki head that fades to a ring and laces a bit. Mildly sweet aroma with definite spice presence... I’m thinking cinnamon, nutmeg, etc. There’s a sweet fruity presence as well that methinks is the persimmons (I tried some earlier to test). Sweet slightly fruity flavor as well that I can say I’d identify as persimmon, but maybe not if I hadn’t just eaten one. There is a lingering spice presence as well, a touch drying in the mouth, that reminds of cinnamon and nutmeg and goes well with the fruity sweetness. Not too shabby!