dmradus (227) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown, off-white small tan head that fades. instantly. Nose is caramel malts and a touch of roast. Spice is predominant: pumpkin pie spices, pumpkin fruit in general, cinnamon and clove. Slight dark fruit presence. Taste is extremely spicy, with a slight toffee and chocolate character near the finish. Very spice-forward, never had anything like it. Nutmeg and cinnamon, nutty and only slightly sweet. Aftertaste slightly bitter. High carbonation, slight mouthfeel.
abcfan (670) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is one spicy brew! Very well balanced for a seasonal beer. Nice malty, fruity and spice flavor. Pours a dark amber, almost black, with thin white head. Has a strong banana flavor with hints of nutmeg. Very good for a seasonal beer.
cloudstrife (54) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2008 chocolate, coffee, alcohol, brown- black in color, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, thick feel, average carbonation, long finish. GREAT BEER!
rlgk (9037) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Hop Devil, NYC. Dark amber, offwhite head. Malty aroma, vinous notes, some cinnamon, fruity and with banana notes. Fruity flavor, roasted, candy, some banana, some chocolate.
Slipstream (1928) - USA - FEB 18, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This seems like a cross between a weizenbock and a spiced holiday ale. Flavors of prunes, coffee, herbs, and hops. The high alcohol level is tastable. Unusual and interesting. On tap.
swoopjones (5253) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a nice dark brown with little tan head. Roasty aromas, some coffee, holiday spices. Pretty good
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark brown that some light comes through. Minimal crème head. Nose is very nutty and leafy and earthy. Very nice indeed. Flavor is robust and sweet. This seems like a mix between a winter warmer and a brown ale. Distinct sugar-laden characters with noticeable earthy qualities there as well. Liquid feel is smooth. Carbonation is low, but still nice.
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at HDG Daze. One of my favorites of the day. Very nice dark color with a little head. Aroma of wheat, and spices with a lot of malts to balance it out. Nice flavor. Very well balnced spices and great body. Some faint dark fruits of raisins and some bittersweet chocolate too. Pretty good overall.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at HDG. Nutty, cola in the aroma. Flavor has a sweet raz or strawberry thing going on. Theres a sulfuric thing going on that’s not very pleasant. Nothing in this beer is very pleasant.
JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at HDG Daze of the Devil. Very dark brown beer. Toasty chocolatey aroma with a bit of brown sugar and loads of banana as well. Flavour is very chewy and sweet. Spicy and wheaty with a chewy lingering sweet finish. Toasted sweet malts and light chocolate. Lingering spiciness and is quite well-balanced and tasty. A kiss of alcohol on the back.