NachlamSie (2796) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
10 oz at the brewery. What an interesting beer. They really managed to make this taste like a hot toddy. The aroma is richly lemony with subtle whiskey barrel notes with undertones of licorice, cinnamon, black tea. The flavor is carried by a heavier palate. It’s complex and harmonious with spiced notes of dill and anise with tea, vanilla, lemon, coconut, cinnamon. Pretty crazy beer and obviously spiced without being a turn off. I enjoyed one, but might not love to drink multiple.
notalush (4961) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the brewery - I am not a fan of the base beer, but this is quite interesting - it has the honey and lemon character, as well as the light alcohol warmth you expect from a hot toddy - the clove and cinnamon come on strong late, complimenting the overall warming character well - I actually would live to try this still and mulled, as I think it would be much more interesting warm - some light vanilla from the barrel late, as well as some maraschino cherry maltiness - quite interesting - a beer to drink to chase away an early cold.
Experiment_Ale (1042) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Denver fire station no. 26 with Stephen. Aroma is pungent fruity gram cracker, orange juice. Taste is interesting raw malt, carmalized wheat sugar.
Steve_0 (2824) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. Pour is clear orange with a frothy white head an great lacing. Vanilla, coconut, perfumey, toasted malt, light raisins, bread, and caramelly aroma. Taste is coconut, weird perfume, light wood, grapefruit, figs, biscuit, and alcohol with a lightly bitter finish. Slick mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Kind of a weird beer and has a different smell/taste that I can’t really pick up on.