Dodgrblu (601) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Total Wine Roseville; aroma of chocolate and fruit; bittersweet chocolate taste. Some roastiness a decent brown ale.
Iphonephan (3151) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared from a 22 oz bottle at home on Christmas eve. Pours almost black with a thick tan head. Aroma of dark sweet cherries and cinnamon. Carries over to the flavor with bittersweet chocolate notes. BItter finish.
Jesterdeal (1842) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of chocolate, cinnamon, dark raisins and a hint of vanilla. Pours dark brown with a small filmy head. Taste is strong of vanilla, coffee and hints of cinnamon. Kind of bitter mouthfeel but fades into a great malt. Nice.
RABinCO (1199) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours dark brown with a small tan head that fades fast. BIG cinnamon aromas. Taste is very spicy with a big hit of chocolate and a bit of vanilla at the end. For all of these flavors, itís a fairly well-balanced beer.
BVery (6072) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Very dark pour with an off white head. Lots of spice in this - very flavorful. Good beer.
theisti (3210) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bomber shared by Indra. The pour is a dark brown with some ruby highlights and a smallish light tan head. The aroma is sweet cocoa malt, along with some faint vanilla raspberry sweetness. There is also an interesting floral character on top of the cocoa and vanilla sweetness. The taste is the cocoa sweetness primarily, with the vanilla sweet present, and roast and coffee in the back. More vanilla comes out as it warms. The palate is medium to light bodied, dry finish. Oddly, as this warmed some and seemed to get thinner. Thanks for sharing this one Eric.
thegreenrooster (3189) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is a nice big cinnamon with some spice and chocolate. Flavor is again a nice big spice followed by a nice creamy vanilla. Finish has some cocoa with bitter dark chocolate. This was a fantastic spiced/cocoa/vanilla ale. One of those beers where each sip brings something different.
GTAEgeek (1199) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. Dark brown with amber hues and a big, tan head and thick lacing. Notes of chocolate malt, cinnamon, black bread, and hay. This is a sweet and malty beer, with a very mildly bitter finish. Light to medium body, with a powdery and dry mouthfeel.
Overall, this is a good beer, with a very forward cinnamon aspect in both the aroma and the feel. Interesting, and complex, but the palate is a little too much like eating cinnamon, which makes this a little difficult to drink.
nearbeer (3660) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well, I thought this was the 650 ml bottle version of the Terrapin draft version I already rated, but shows up here as a different beer for the time being. Opaque chocolate with a quarter inch head that endures. Nose is milk chocolate, roasted corn and white pepper. Flavor is milk chocolate, roasted hot pepper, toasted corn and some light bittering from wood and resin hops. Medium-heavy body is fairly well balanced, smoothly carbonated and a fairly easy drinker.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into a perfect pint.
4.0 A: Mahogany brown color. Two and a half fingers of frothy tan head. Retention is good and plenty of irregular lacing is left.
4.0 S: Flavor explosion of everything listed on the label. Lots of cocoa, even more cinnamon, and just as much vanilla. Canít really smell anything else besides a moderate neutral maltiness and perhaps a touch of toastiness. In any case, it smells good.
3.5 T: Cinnamon is the most aggressive flavor in the taste. Cocoa and vanilla arenít far behind though. Moderate sweetness, caramel, light toastiness, and a mild bitterness. Itís tasty, but it isnít "beery" enough for me.
3.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lacking creaminess, but otherwise smooth.
3.5 D: Good beer if you are in the mood for a combination of bold ancillary flavors. Otherwise, just decent. Drink when you are burnt out from the typical.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-06-2012 01:49:23