burtonbaton930 (102) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Found a bottle at a local liquor store. 22 oz. bottle poured into a tulip. Deep copper color with a small head. The cinnamon really comes out in the aroma as well as some heat from the mixture of chilis and alcohol. Taste is a little bit sweet with almost a ginger bread flavor. I could only taste the chilis after eating some spicy food but even still they’re very subdued. Mouthfeel was nice and silky making it a pleasure to drink. Going to purchase another bottle and age it for a year or so, this one definitely needs to mature. All around very good, definitely prefer it to the 10-10-10, but definitely needs to mellow out.
noid1985 (99) - Broadview, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle I can taste the spices, but has a bitter end overall the beer was pleasant
Mastelefish (91) - North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a dark red brown from a bottle. Thick head with a good bit of lacing. Smell does not let on cinnamon taste and is rather boozy. Tastes like a cider and strong ale combined. Cinnamon after taste. Not bad overall.
properhops (88) - - DEC 4, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Video review at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6Vx_nhxIc4
Appearance: Transparent dark amber, 1-finger head dissipates to ring, above-average lacing
Aroma: Jalapeno spice, banana pepper, clover, cinnamon
Flavor: Full body, clove, cinnamon, jalapeno, banana peppers, sweet spiciness, plum, raisin, banana esters, black pepper, spiciness +cherry layers, creamy + smooth mouthfeel, mild carbonation, drinkable
Pairings: Asian, sushi, Indian, Thai (panang curry, pad thai)
7ris7an (80) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured on a Trappist glass. the aroma its very quite, very little notes of cinnamon, clove and some alcohol but not much going on. Small white head, brown gold appearance to a very clean and clear body. Up front the cinnamon its the first guest and an even stronger sour taste of the flanders yeast and at the back strong clove. I think the mouth feel its the best about this beer its solid, and oily. Over all a bit better than expected I was a bit disappointed with the lack of aroma on this one but the overall mouth feel gain some of my respect for it but considering that kind of beer and the $$$ for it not bad.
bigaddie (75) - - MAY 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lovely aroma to this beer. Cherries, a bit of licorice, cinnamon come through. A great appearance. Crimson color with a good head and nice lacing.
Nice taste! A bit on the sweeter side. Sour cherries, a bit of bitterness. The heat of the chillies come through nicely at the end but I was hoping for a bit more of. Cinnamon is naturally there and balances it out well.
Good beer! Savoring every sip!
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OLDMANDUSTY (70) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle a medium brown with a tan head. Aroma of cinnamon, booze, slight floral and clove notes. Tastes of cinnamon, a bit of heat from the chiles, some floral, and malt.
NateBarnett (69) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark red-brown. Smells sweet with light fruits, banana and spices. Taste is very sweet with fruity tartness and spicy cloves. Add a hint of chili to the mix and you’ve got this bizarre concoction... Unfortunately, I’m not diggin’ it.
uhljoseph (66) - TAMPA, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kind of a different Belgium strong with an odd finish.
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Odysseyalien (65) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Blind Tiger Ale house, Manhattan 12-13-12.
I was surprised that i liked this as much as i do. Sipping on it now at the BT, the cinnamon flavor is slightly more pronounced on my palate than the chiles. I do taste the chiles though as subtle as they might be. Nice lacing forming in the tulip in front of me as this delicious gem slowly slips away.
A kind of Bayou mud-like appearance in the tulip...thin...difficult to say what color in the low light here.
Gosh...another Stone to add to the rotation. Quite delicious. If you like flavorful beers, and I’m a big barleywine lover, you might like this. I do!