nickd717 (3483) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 20, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Beachwood BBQ. Cloudy dark reddish brown pour with a lasting one finger tan head and good lacing. HUGE spice on the aroma with a lot going on, and not so much in a good way. Seems like they emptied the whole spice rack into this one. The flavor is decent in a way with a caramel, roast, and molasses base, but it’s overspiced like all hell with TOO much ginger, cardamom, allspice, nutmeg, or something. Medium-full bodied with average carbonation level. This beer could be fine, but the spice just kills it. A rare letdown from Pizza Port.
TimE (3176) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2011 thick heavy, very malty, licorice, Lots of nutmeg, Ginger, salt dark cherries. Smooth. Full bodied. Good depth and balance.
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a creamy tan head. Sweet molasses nutmeg and cinnamon aroma and taste.
jredmond (5320) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Pizza port with Linh. Pours a dark, hazy amber body with off white head. Aroma is sweet roasty bacon. Mouthfeel is smooth and light with notes of sweet candy, roast, and meat.
jrob21 (2558) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at carlsbad. Taster. Decent cinnamon and clover flavors with a little light caramel. Aroma of slight sugar. Finish has a bit of ginger.
JohnnyJ (4354) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cola brown pour, off-white head. Sweet malt, molasses, christmas spices, and pine. Nice beer, I enjoyed it
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy red/brown with a small offwhite head and some lace. Smells sweet and spicy, like pine trees. Tastes of sweet pine cones and spice. Pretty ok. Medium body, vibrant carbonation. A little heavy on the rosemary.