jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle-pours dark copper with a tight tan head. Aroma is cocoa, cinnamon, dark malt. Taste is cocoa/ashy dark malt, earthy hops, some cinnamon. Better @cellar temp. Occasional.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2012
Date: August 04, 2012
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear dark brown with ruby edges, fint tan head, drippy bits of lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, caramel, vanilla, lots of rich chicolate, plenty of cinnamon balancing and enhancing the sweetness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, sweet vanilla, cinnamon present without being dominant
Overall: like a cinnamon dusted chocolate candy
Date: November 01, 2012
Aroma: side by side with the smaltz version shows a lot more aroma of the spicy cinnamon, drier chocolate
Overall: sweeter than the shmaltz, nice spicyness, plenty of cinnamon, sweet vanilla brings out the chocolate
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
Tmoney99 (10090) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Dr. Silverworm. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy white head that lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate complex toasted sweet malt and spice aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted spice sweet flavor with a solid sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid complex beer.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy brown color, large tan head. Aroma of vanilla, white chocolate. Taste is powdered milk chocolate mix. Interesting.
BeerandBlues2 (9094) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Max’s Taphouse. Pours clear dark brown with a medium, fizzy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is alcohol, brown sugar, dates, cookie and caramel malt with vanilla and coconut notes, earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with spicy alcohol, dark fruity esters, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
hopscotch (8540) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Clear, dark, dirty-orange ale with a small, creamy, taupe head. Cinnamon, vanilla and cocoa, along with a suggestion of sarsaparilla, are easily picked up in the nose. Light to medium-bodied with a slick mouthfeel and buzzing carbonation. The perfectly-balanced flavor provides notes of vanilla and sassafras, but also hints at beef broth, and is thin and uninspiring overall. Finishes minerally and mildly tongue-numbing.
hopdog (8530) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Poured a mahogany color with an off white head. Aromas of roast, cinnamon, and some chocolate. Tastes of vanilla beans, chocolate, lighter cinnamon, and caramel.
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
interesting aroma, spicy. Brown, Bubbly head, lacey. Big Cinnamon beer. Decent drinkability, decent brown. Average mouthfeel.
Another good Radek bottle.
Drake (7945) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Beer Run. Pours a clear medium brown color with a thin fizzy head. Fair head retention. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, tart berries, spice, citrus. The taste is tootsie rolls... big chocolate notes... vanilla, soft fruits, spicy finish and mild hops. Medium bodied, smooth, faint lingering spice, drinkable.
GT2 (7895) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
651mL thanks to nmann08. Clear, deeper brown. Larger beige head. Nice sheety lacing. Nose is sharp Christmas spice, chocolate milk powder, nutmeg. Creamy retention. Taste is bitter, cocoa powder, malted milk chocolate powder, bitter cocoa. Pretty dry, powdery. Not going to complain about this one- exactly as described. No super sweet character.