kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Date: May 23, 2009
Source: Ticker Tasting
Appearance: clear dark amber, wispy beige head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet dark caramel and toffee aroma
Flavor: sweet caramel candy flavor, light spicyness, touch of burnt caramel, light bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
thegreenrooster (3302) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a cola looking brown with a small tan head. Aroma has some spice and brown sugar with a touch of dark fruit. Flavor is pretty much the same some dark fruit, candi sugar and molasses. A nice earthyness is left on the tounge after the swallow. This is by far one of the better if not the best beers this brewer makes.
tedovertu (283) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Kind of an odd sweet flavor. Malty light bread and cookie dough aroma. Small off white head with virtually no lacing. Dark amber color with a sweet initial flavor. Light to medium bodied with a creamy texture. Lively carbonation. A forgettable brew.
brewmaster55 (48) - , Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This brew certainly differs from all the other Point beers in that they have tried to add a little more character, but it does not even come close to matching other beers of the same style.
jjkuck10 (66) - , Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown, burbon color with just off white head. Spicy aroma. Nutty, cinnamon, carmel taste starting strong but ending somewhat weak.
Merrill (78) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown, whiskey color wiht near white head that lasts. Nutty, spicey aroma with banana, vanilla, - very appealing aroma. Malt, rye, cinnamon, coriander, possibly some nutmeg. Roasty flavor with generous mouth, but somewhat thin overall. Very nice balance which counteracts the tendency in this beer style to a cloying, bready buildup. I canít usually drink more than one spiced beer, but this I can drink several.
fatguys (73) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 21, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle into pint glass. Pours a very dark ruby red with a hint of copper. The head is oddly perfectly white and relatively think for a Point brew. It sits well on this one. Thereís a caramel-nutmeg-bourbon-like taste in this one that hits the tongue well in front but leaves little in the back. Thereís not much depth, and itís very thin, but itís nice to see Point trying something a little more exotic.
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2009
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a reddish copper color with a medium head. Average head retention and poor lacing. Aroma is candy banana, cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste is caramel, clove and cinnamon. Very thin bodied.
barleynhops (82) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JAN 3, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Pours a dark amber with thin white head. Smells of malts, cinnamon, and cloves. Tastes of the same, but not so bitter. Other spices flow into the mix, like nutmeg and a hint of ginger. Goes well on a cold night, but hops should be added for a more unique taste.
GJF (1275) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JAN 2, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2009 I found this surprisingly good for point. It has a nice sharp yeastiness to it with a bit of nuttiness and dark fruits. Thin for its flavor and style, still a decent effort here.
re-rating comment: first comments referred to tap. Just tried it in bottle and it’s not nearly as good (a bit cloying in the finish).