vmilaxer29 (397) - North Dakota, USA - JAN 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Spicy yeasty aroma with some sweet notes, too. Spicy, cloves, yeast, and some sweet sugars and malts, too. A nice bite of yeast on the finish. Pretty decent beer. Doesn’t feel 10%. One of my favorite strong beers to buy in bulk.
samsmith33 (254) - - DEC 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma Is citrus, yeast, smoke. Color is hazy yeller. Taste is creamy....slight Wang. Ptretty good. Alcohol is masked well.
Niko100 (1663) - Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber/gold color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of yeast, fruit, some clove, & spice; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast, fruit, caramel, hops, and spice; Slight alcohol at the finish; Nicely balanced; Nice.
brokensail (9106) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of Ed, shared @ Bobby’s house. Golden pour with a white head. Aromas of apple, pear, coriander, and white pepper. A touch of booze, some sugar, and cider. Sweet flavor. Lots of sugar and fruit. Apple, pear, and cider. A bit of malt, some coriander, white pepper, and alcohol. Not my thing.
GT2 (6980) - Riverside, California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355mL. Pours clear golden, weak foam. Nose is honey, vanilla, sweet cake. Taste is papery, sugary, a bit biting with bitterness. Nutty bitterness to balance sweetness.
TBone (11131) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @Draught 55, NYC
Clear golden color, small white head. Sweet apple, candy-marmalade aroma. Medium-bodied. Tastes like an apple cider. Alcohol, light fruity yeastyness. Doesn’t taste like 10% at all, strange.
Dan1756 (2) - - NOV 15, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I love this beer.my fav for the cold months of the year,Strong but very smooth.give it a chance,you’ ll enjoy
Sledutah (3624) - Utah, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from eelbasher
Pours clear golden with a medium sized white head and good lacing. Aroma of Belgian yeast, banana, sweet malts and spices. Flavors are yeasty, grainy, sweet malts, lemon bitterness with a dry finish
Not one of my favorite styles, this was real good. Sweet but off set by the spices.
jdb288 (123) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Spicy, slightly sweet, and not bad at all. A step up from their dub release. Going to cellar a few of these to compare.
zdk (1788) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - hazy orange pour with medium thick white head. nose is peaches and yeast. Very phenolic, biscuits and bread. Has a nice zesty spice with maybe some orange peel. Thick, sweet crystal malts, chewy caramel. Very thick bodied almost creamy with lively carbonation. Finish is long and hot.
merc7186 (1462) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer has a decent appearance with a nice burnt orange, reddish hue to it. The beer pours nicely with a decent think head and great lacing, this beer is well carbonated. The smell has a lot going on, oyu definitely get the sweetness right away with banana, clove, nutmeg, and maybe a hint of corriander. The taste is more of the same with the banana and clove up front with some nutmeg lingering around on the back end...the brewer didnt do much to cover up the 10% ABV. The mouthfeel lingers around with the sweet and spiciness but you also taste the alochol too, which takes away from the experience. Overall, this is a decent beer but almost seems to be ’over spiced’ and has a definite alcohol taste in it...but a decent beer.