eaglefan538 (2803) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 12, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a golden color, weak initial head, ample carbonation. The aroma is strong cinnamon and ginger. The flavor was like a stinkiní imperial pumpkin ale, lots of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, sweet malts, honey, slight wheat, not really appealing. Mouthfeel was moderate for the style. Not a winner Stone brew for me, although the verticals from 04 on up havenít done wonders for me as a whole.
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2007
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours medium yellow and clear. Aroma is of spice, bread, and vinilla. Flavor is cloeing sweet and over the top spicy. Cinnimon and cloves, corriander and others? and alcohol. Once again an american brewery thinks a belgian style of beer should be sweet and spicy. Better luck next year.
jcweaver (748) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured a very hazy golden color from a 22oz bottle. The head was moderate and disappeared quickly. Aroma was fruity with a hint of spices. The taste was fruity with a hint of ginger and other spices. I didnít really enjoy the combination of spices.
pilsnerrogge (2354) - FinspŚng, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours deep golden with a slight haze. Head is quite weak. Big citrus aroma. Flavour has lots of citrus and a quite a lot of spices; cardamom seems to be the main spice. Quite sweet and chewy.
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle shared with BeerGestapo. POurs a honey color with a small, quickly diminishing head. The smell is all ginger with a slightly sweet edge. The flavor had ginger, cola, and some Belgian yeasty esters. Wasnít too impressed. Reminded me of an unsweetened Coke.
DSG (4715) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 7, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sample at a Vertical Epic tasting at Mastikim. Thanks beerandbeyond. Hazy deep orange. Malty aroma with oxidation, honey, some fruitiness (a bit of orange peels)m some spiciness and a bit of alcohol. Sweet malty flavor, oxidized, honey-ish and spicy with some fruitiness, finishes spicy and alcoholic. Medium-bodied.
Crit (3191) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 6, 2007
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Looks great,smells great, tastes like shit. The nose was very complex, but the flavor was one dimensional...Alcohol, grain alcohol and nothing else.
Marks for appearance and nose, but not much else
bfeldmann (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 23, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Of the epics not good. Poured a goldenish color small head. Aroma was of ginger and cinnamon. Flavor was much the same, cinnamon was just way to overwelming to me. Just a plain mess.
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2007
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
This was an interesting, but very stange beer. I have never tasted anything like this... aroma was of spices and I picked up some mint, smoke, and some kind of cooked bean. the beer poured a deep gold with an orange hue with a head that quickly diminished to just a ring around the glass. Flavor is too sweet for style, and didnít make for too enjoyable of a drink, espcially with the cooked bean aroma being one of the tastes that hit that back of your tongue as well. Palate was full. Overall this was not a beer I enjoyed, but one that intrigued and confused me from start to finish.
mmmbeer (1190) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
22 oz. bottle (from Liquor Barn in Louisville, KY) served in a shaker- poured a transparent yellow with a tint of orange color, aroma of faded pepper and a hot mess. Hits the mouth with a medium body, malt just tastes old straight up, some pepper in the middle, finish is meh. Not that great.