bconch (260) - - FEB 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown color. Cinnamon and clove dominate the nose. Taste is lots of cinnamon with a lot of layers of flavor. Finish is dry with minimal carbonation.
wisdomsolo (254) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is filled with exotic spices. It pours a chocolatey opaque brown. The flavor is allspice, smoke, cinnamon, clove. It has a rich and full mouth-feel. Very good beer. Exotic.
BeerFlavoredBeer (254) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smooth and well-rounded chocolate and mild clove/cinnamon. Sweet and a bit cloying as it warms. Finishes with earthy spices and dark sugars. Excellent. Shame it was a one-off.
Uhlen (247) - Trondheim, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown pour, brown head. Spicy and sweet aroma of cinnamon buns, and nutmeg.Taste is bitter, with some sweetness behind. Reminds me of a hybrid between a christmasale and a belgian style ale.
ljstephenson (244) - Enterprise, Alabama, USA - JAN 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark mahogany pour with a moderate tan head. Aroma is strong dark fruit with spices. Flavor is strong raisin, brown sugar & some coriander. Finishes soft, slight alcohol presence, moderately soft mouthfeel. Good ending to the Epic series.
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EvanFriend (244) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is the only Vertical Epic I’ve had, and after tasting it I regret missing all the other years. Pours jet black, tastes like pumpkin pie. This is what every pumpkin ale I’ve ever had ought to taste like. Delicious.
reberiii (242) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep, black pour, opaque, with three fingers of caramel foam. Slightly Belgian nose, bitter roast finish. As this beer warms, the dark fruit nose becomes more and more apparent, and the full malt body covers the burnt roast bitter. When at appropriate temp, this beer is very well rounded.
BierFiend (240) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with no head. Smells of spices, bitter, malts, and nutmeg. Tastes of spices, bitter, malts, and nutmeg. Very pleasant spice left on the tongue and light bitter.
Doofgoblin (239) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick, dark bliss. Aroma really punches your nose: lots of spices, clove, sweetness, malt, and faintly herbal. It tastes like a meal: plenty of spices, thick and chewy, with a garnish of herbs. The finish begs for another go...he summons me for food...my cat thinks he’s a god.
JLLSU (238) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JAN 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber--->tulip. Pours a dark black with a thick tan head and insane lace. Smells of gingerbread and light licorice. Nice pie spice notes and graham cracker in the taste with some roasty bitterness mixed in. Very full bodied palate that I could probably stand a straw up in. Not much alcohol in the taste, but it warms your innards as it goes down. I have a love of spice beers and this one doesn’t disappoint. Seems a bit more on the impy stout side, but whatever. Very nice beer.