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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
A strong dark ale brewed with the 11 herbs and spices traditionally used in curing pastrami: Mustard Seed, Bay Leaf, Red Pepper, Coriander, Ginger, Allspice, Clove, Caraway Seed, Tellicherry Black Peppercorn, Cinnamon & Nutmeg + Rye, Dark Candi Sugar & some Smoked Malt.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mgajdaczewa (1673) - Katowice, POLAND - DEC 7, 2014
W aromacie pomarańcze z goździkami, wędzonka objawiająca się czymś na kształt wędzonej papryki, banan, wanilia, cynamon... Spójny i genialny! W smaku słodkie, sporo mlecznej czekolady, lekko kwaskowe, na finiszu wędzonka, wyraźny posmak musztady i kolendry. Konsystencja kremowa, alkohol dobrze ukryty, wyczuwalny w przelyku. Ciekawostka - warka z konca roku 2012, zdążyło się przez ten czas doskonale ułożyć. Szalone i bardzo smaczne piwo.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rzymol (118) - - JAN 6, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown with reddish reflexes and coffee-like brownie medium head that goes into nice lacing although when poured again it acts like coca-cola. After a while it becomes completely flat. Aroma is very rich and intriquing, resembles me a good...burger. Sweet-sour sauce based on mustard, white dry wine, light roasted note, brown sugar, light corriander, vanilla, pepper. It is very well .balanced and actually made me quite hungry :-) Taste is malty sweet with spicy sensations on the tongue and bitter finish. Some pepper spices in the aftertaste, very cool. Perfect body for such beer, a bit oily but very smooth, creamy, almost coffee-like or stoutish in this regard. I was afraid about drinkability but it is quite high. A nice surprise, great one for colder evenings.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (21581) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 19, 2013
bottle at Jans ... dark brown black ... thin tan head ... soft peppery ... light aniseed nose ... dark malts .... chewy roast ... dark heavy malts....caraway ... lightg pepperyness ... nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zebra (1775) - Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2012
love the concept, love how it turned out. smoky, spicy, sweet, strong. don’t know why they mentioned brisket on the label.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kseecs16 (1215) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Bottle. Pours an opaque dark brown with a film of light brown head and a rich, smoky, spicy aroma. Smells enough like pastrami to make you want some. Flavor is richly spicy upfront developing more malty sweet before finishing bitter. Quite complex, the spice profile is aggressive, but to my tastes very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brigadier (3535) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2013
22 ounce bottle
I picked this up a while ago on a trip to Chicago. So far I am very impressed with Pipeworks output. The local market is a tough one in which to carve a niche but they are doing it. Those of you who get to try their stuff fresh and on draft are lucky. Personally I cannot wait for them to shake up the GTMW (hopefully with no line).

Aroma / Appearance - The fluid reddish black base had a fringe of ochre head. Smoke, rye, and corned beef are accompanied by this strong spicy aspect. It’s not overwhelming but it smells like eating a well crafted reuben at Manny’s while inhaling light cigarette smoke.

Flavor / Palate - Smoke and rye stand out at first. Soon though a meaty transition smokes the back of the throat. Like a mouthful of liquid pastrami it hangs on the tongue. A soft carbonated finish is like a grocery store brand cola. This is a fine change of pace from the usual and a great reward for the adventurous.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21415) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Bottle. Dark cloudy brown color, medium off white head. Aroma of an Irish pub in Manhattan during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade (a boyhood recollection of corned beef and pastrami sandwiches). Taste is subtle, complex, peppery, roasty. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (3069) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 3, 2014
Now this is a nice winter beer! Pepper catch, ginger, cloves, coriander. Combined with a nice smoky malt body. This belongs under the christmas tree. Hot spiciness. Great!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikem409 (1982) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle thanks kan. Pours dark brown thick tan head. Big aroma of spices and smoke. Taste is spicy brown sugar with an interesting meaty smoky ham finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (9997) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear deep amber with a grayish brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of spice with the caraway and mustard seed coming through with a bit of rye and smoke malts. Flavor starts with spice of light mustard, caraway and peppercorn with a good amount of backing smoked malt and just a hint of rye. Drinks nicely.

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