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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (12154) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Dark amber pour with a khaki head. Really spicy nose. Lots of pepper and caraway. Chocolate, smoke, and meaty, some cinnamon, and a bit of earth. The flavor is a bit reminiscent of pastrami. Meaty, smokey, and peppery. Caraway, pumpernickel, and a touch of chocolate. Sweet bread, cinnamon, and a bit earthy.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (4895) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle during RBWG Grand Tasting. Pours a dark brown with small beige head. The aroma is strong spices and rye. Thin mouth with a lot of spice, pepper, rye, and bready malt. Crazy but good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thechasm442 (372) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Bomber to a tulip. Batch 543. The beer pours very dark brown with a thin tan head and little lacing. Aroma is full of spices. Nutmeg, allspice, ginger, cinnamon, clove, and coriander are super apparent. I can pick up the mustard seed as well. Taste is similar to the spices. Itís also fairly malty and has a bit of hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is somewhat sticky, and the flavors stick around. This beer is well executed, but feels kind of wrong at the same time, like it should not have been made. I would think it would be great with a holiday feast though.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zach8270 (3701) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2015
(bottle - 22 oz) Dark brown pour with a thick tan head. Aroma is predominantly clove and coriander. Didnít get any of the other supposed pickling spices. Flavor is basically cloves. Not much else. Kind of a let down.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rzymol (113) - - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madvike (3032) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle - Pours mahogany with a ring of white head. Nose is menthol, clove, baking spice, and light bread malt. Taste is coriander, cardamom, smoked malt, and a yeasty finish with spicy rye. Thin with lots of carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mgajdaczewa (710) - Katowice, POLAND - DEC 7, 2014
W aromacie pomarańcze z goździkami, wędzonka objawiająca się czymś na kształt wędzonej papryki, banan, wanilia, cynamon... Spůjny 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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
King_Alex_II (290) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 3, 2014
This beer tastes wrong but is very good. It is mild at the first glance, but spicy in the aftertaste and reminds with its taste and smell of a greasy fast food shop. Very impressive indeed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (545) - SWITZERLAND - 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!

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9891) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle... Pours dark brown with crimson flashes and a small, fragile, off-white head. The nose is both smoky and chocolaty, but Iím 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. Itís loaded with chocolate crŤme and winter spices. Lengthy, syrupy finish. No pastrami-like magic here. Bottle courtesy of BBB63!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tsekouratos (440) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - JUN 15, 2014
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.


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