RumRunner101 (553) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark pour with a good amount of tan head. Aroma is nice with dark roasted malt giving off cocoa, espresso and vanilla notes with a hint of sweetness. Medium bodied with a creamy mouth feel. Body is quite sweet with molasses, burnt sugar, some berry notes and the cinnamon is noticeable towards the finish. Finish is a roasted bitterness like burnt toast. A nice treat.
SPDickerman (827) - Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours mahogany with a large brown-beige head. smell hints of roast, chocolate, hints of cinnamon and vanilla. Taste is cocoa nibs, and roast. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and light prickly mouth-carbonation, Schmaltz Reunion ’12 finishes with some cocoa bitterness.
Bama_Hog1 (35) - Hoover, Alabama, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent brown. Can really taste the alcohol. Light tan head with some lacing. Aroma is sweeter than the taste.
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kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2012
Date: September 09, 2012
Source: Taco Mac, Kennesaw
Appearance: opaque dark brown, creamy beige head, heavy icy lace
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma, caramel and vanilla adds a candy sweetness, light spicyness
Flavor: sweet chocolate flavor, lots of vanilla enhances the chocolate, light roast, light spicyness
Overall: chocolate candy drenched in vanilla
Date: November 01, 2012
Appearance: compared side by side with the terrapin version shows a lot more sweet chocolate and vanilla in the aroma, just a hint of the spicy character
Overall: flavor is drier compared to the draft, even the terrapin is coming out sweeter in comparison, rich chocolate, just a touch of the cinnamon, vanilla is all in the aroma, only upon warming does the sweetness begin to emerge
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
DrSilverworm (4014) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle, shared. Cocoa, big cinnamon, spice. Cola. Spicy taste, light bitter. Clear dark brown color. Thin khaki head. Some dots of lace. Smooth, lighter carbonation, bigger body. More dry texture. Interesting brew to sip and share, but wouldn’t be so easy to drink in quantity
b3shine (3506) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber to snifter (thanks DrSilverworm). Looks good; an opaque brown with beige lacing. Smells malty. Tastes the same with cocoa too. Good on the palette. Solid.
baraciisch (1266) - USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown in color... Flavor is chocolate malts, cocoa and prominent notes of cinnamon... Delicious beer
MrFecesious (655) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great aroma of cinnamon and vanilla. Taste is first malty chocolate and vanilla, with subtle spice, then the cinnamon kicks in and leaves a peppery and deep spice tingle. This is my kind of warming ale.
jonas (5260) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 2, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Dark brown, creamy cappucino head. Spicy aroma, slight sour note, cocoa, cinnamon. Milk chocolate and spices, liquid praline. Nice enough at first if you get into a dessert mood. Fairly sweet, mellow full body. Vanilla, light hoppy finish. Gets too candyish and sweet after a while.
Peacehammer (558) - California, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
deep brown with a red tint when held to the light. Nose is almost all cinnamon. Medium bodied. Flavor is a great blend of cinnamon and chocolate, and the vanilla finishes. Very drinkable, and a perfect winter beer.