NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from WLV. Pours a deep brown with a thin head that falls off. Nose reminds me of a pumpkin beer, different from the original pilot batch. Some sweet ham notes, smoke and black pepper, generic spice blend. Some alcohol is noted along with a sweet malty profile overall. On tasting, some rye spice to go with the spice blend, moderately sweet with a drying finish. Could use more black pepper and pop to really bring it back to the pastrami notes. Can’t wait to try batch two.
hopscotch (9221) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... Pours dark brown with crimson flashes and a small, fragile, off-white head. The nose is both smoky and chocolaty, but I’m not picking up any pastrami-like spices here. Medium to full-bodied and lightly creamy with tingly carbonation. The flavor is too sweet, even for my sweet tooth. It’s loaded with chocolate crème and winter spices. Lengthy, syrupy finish. No pastrami-like magic here. Bottle courtesy of BBB63!
Tsekouratos (285) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - JUN 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle shared. Pours a light brown body with a slight brown, thin head. Aromas of spices, bread, cinnamon and spicy notes. Taste was everything you can find in an Easter meal. Cinnamon, bread notes, caramel, coriander seed, spicy notes (from the rye perhaps), malts. Sweet aftertaste, long. Medium body with low carbonation.
Ratman197 (9951) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a small lasting brown head. Aromas of rye, fruitiness, pepper and caramel. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of rye, caramel, pepper and fruitiness with a crisp dry lingering rye finish.
Pinball (10869) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. dark brown, small smooth light brown head. aroma of malts, booze, peppery spicy notes, flavor is malty, spicy, sweet malty, licorice, clove, pepper. many spices. Although boozy and spicy the end result is kinda pleasing if you are hungry.
Skinnyviking (7133) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Low and quickly disappearing white hed. Black body. Sweet roasted malt caramel aroma. Liquorice coffee herbal flavor with just a hint of smoke. Low carbonation. Long finish.
kiwianer (3340) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The head is robust, the body darkbrown, red. It smells different spicy, intensive, malty, sweet, a bit alcoholic. The taste is spicy, bit scarf, intensive, malty.
angel77 (1017) - oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botella de 65 cl en el lupulo. Septiembre de 2013. Cerveza muy especiada de cuerpo ligero - medio con ligeros toques ahumados y tostados. Domina el sabor especiado en general. No está mal aunque acaba siendo un poco empalagosa
chrisv10 (11238) - DENMARK - DEC 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, Batch #61. Very dark brown with tiny head. Aroma is malt, spices, caramel and pepper. Flavour is malt, caramel, chocolate, spices, sweet, candy sugar, little pepper and a little bitter.
gunnfryd (10838) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is spices, anise, roasted malt, chocolate. Flavour is spices, hop, roasted malt, anise, chocolate. OK beer.
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
29th November 2013
Almost opaque dark brown beer with a small tan head. Palate is slightly viscous and with good fine carbonation. Sweetish malts with a little cream. Sweet bubblegum. Fruity spices and mild smoke. Finishes smooth and sweet. Weird! Like taking a bit of a candy floss covered kebab!! Not unpleasant but I could nit drink loads.