Imaena (1630) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at thinking man. Really nice simple brew that has great malt hop balance. Perfect for the winter.
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brokensail (9108) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Amsterdam Cafe. Brown pour with a small khaki head. Aroma is vanilla, chocolate, and cinnamon. Nice sort of hot cocoa aroma. Nice brown sugar and caramel sweetness, too. Light roast. Flavor is pleasantly sweet. Plenty of vanilla, chocolate, brown sugar, and caramel. Hints of dark fruit, lots of cinnamon, and some graham cracker.
Westmeister (1299) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Dark amber pour with off white head. Smells of cinnamon, chocolate, roasted malts and sweet vanilla. Taste is similar. I think I like this version the best out of any of the prior years. Pretty tasty and easily drinkable.
DocLock (7198) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber from Capone’s. Pours hazy blackish but a vivid deep ruby through direct light, and a frothy tan head that laces copiously. Nose is huge coffee grounds, jalapeno/habanero peppers, roasty malt, hops. Tastes roasty, malty, with a big coffee ground/hot pepper flavor, hops, mild spice, and an odd aftertaste. This one didn’t work so well for me.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 14, 2013
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Clear dark brown body with small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, cocoa/milk chocolate, some caramel, cherry, light vanilla, cinnamon. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, cinnamon, some caramel, vanilla, light cherry. Medium body, some stickiness, low carbonation.
Travlr (9819) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Clear dark maroon, beige head. Aroma of Hershey’s syrup, coffee. Taste is mokka coffee, dark chocolate. Tasty and easy to drink.
Howlader (73) - - NOV 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great flavour - 4oz taster served at churchkey - could use a little more body but otherwise good.
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nimbleprop (3852) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle pours a hazy brown with some beige head. Nose of malt, milk chocolate, mild spice, sweet, honey comb. Flavor is sweet, earthy, light tobacco, brown sugar, mild coffee, chocolate powder. Earthy, dry finish.
jbruner (1686) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown from the bottle with dissipating tan head. Aroma of strong cinnamon with a coffee and chocolate back. Taste follows, lots of cocoa with a nice coffee overtone. Nice, but last year’s was better, might do well with age though.
decaturstevo (4414) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown/red pour with light tan head and lace. Aroma is large brown sugar or molasses with a coffee kicker. Flavor is sweet chocolate dominance. Nice malty finishing bitter. Full/medium body with good carbonation. nice