slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bomber. Rich brown ale, average grey/white head. Sweet booze nose hinted w/ cinnamon & spice. Taste is sweet & so smooth. The layers of vanilla, chocolate, & hops are divided by continual cinnamon and alcohol. Very delicious & exceptionally well done.
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - AUG 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pours a dark amber hued brown with a quickly subsided head.
Aroma: Cinnamon raisin toast, vanilla and some banana esters.
Taste: Sweet dark bready malt, cinnamon, vanilla, chocolate cover banana.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodies with prickly bubbles.
Overall: Super tasty, on the sweet and malty side of the spectrum.
Butters (3763) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear brown. Don’t know why this is split from last year’s batch. The cinnamon i guess. Pretty nice. Not overly done on the spice or heat. The cinnamon is subtle. Much more so than Cocoa Mole. Very nice and surprisingly smooth.
HonusWagner (1380) - Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tastes like cherry cola. Smells like cherry cola would smell if it didn’t have that strongly chemical nose, and all that carbonation mucking things up. End of the day, its a beer I’m not nearly as impressed with as I was with the 2011 version.
mwbrady12 (469) - Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA - AUG 18, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Strong aroma and taste of cinnamon with an amber brown pour and basic mouthfeel.
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abcfan (720) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours brown with no head. Taste is huge spice in the front, slightly mellowed finish. Very close to a belgian style. Pretty good stuff.
unclemattie (4185) - Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. gold foil wrapped. Vintage 2012. Same match up with Shmaltz as last year. This year is different, cinnamon as opposed to chili pepper, but again this one brewed at Terrapin (the other, same recipe, at Shmaltz). Dark medium brown color. no head. Appearance differs from the Shmaltz Brewing Version. Aroma of Spiced chocolate, toasted malts, candied roasted nuts, spice cake, loads of vanilla. Very sugary & nutty nose. Flavor is a medium bodied sweet malt, light fizz. Flavors of sweet malts, spice cake crust, loads of sweet cocoa, chocolate bread pudding. Finishes with a cream topped winter dessert character. Even the Yeast notes are unique to this beer, adding the Terrapin flavor element. Not as much cinnamon flavors as the Shmaltz brew, this one had much more vanilla.
jhamp9 (1048) - Corinth, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown pour with a thick tan head. Aroma is cinnamon, caramel, chocolate and bread. Taste is the same with some vanilla. Nice dessert.
Cybercat (3307) - Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a dark, somewhat clear sienna with a fairly thick wheaty-tan head. Strong aroma fills the nose with malty, cinnamon, caramel and nutty notes plus a hint of wood. Flavor has a strong cinnamon and woody overtone floating atop good malty, chocolate and nutty notes plus hints of hops, caramel and horehound. Absolutely lip-smacking! Firm texture has plenty of fizz, leaving a tasty finish that has cinnamon, chocolate, nutty and caramel tones. Pity this is a one-and-done.
coolpop (1395) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Poured dark brown with a medium-sized tan head. Aroma was bitter chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla. Flavor was the same plus lots of roasted malt. Low bitterness. Very tasty. Couldn’t drink much of it, but it was a nice sipper.