albinotron (36) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 3, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Initially a large head that dissipated to medium, but stayed. A friend of mine hyped this one up and I have to say I’m not disappointed. On the nose I get raisins and orange peel with a bit of caramel. The taste is sweet malts and spicy with a slight coppery taste, but not unpleasant. Medium carbonation. On my palate the raisins come through, but the orange peel seems to become lemony. This is a great beer from a brewery that is very hit and miss.
Ratman197 (12934) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Stubby bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of caramel, coriander, fruitiness, yeast, light vanilla, light oak and a hint of whiskey. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of caramel, fruitiness, coriander, light whiskey and a hint of oak with a smooth lingering caramel finish.
edgallow (3563) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
11.2 oz bottle pours hazy brown with a thin off white head. Aroma of sweet malts, fruit, yeast and brown sugar. Taste is sweet fruit and yeast.
Niko100 (2622) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2015
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rich amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, yeast, stone fruit, some caramel, & spice; Flavor of slight sweet malt, oak, yeast, tangy dark fruit, and spice; Dry finish; Tasted odd & oxidized - not sure if the bottle was off.
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle purchased at Knightly Spirits in Orlando, Florida. Murky brown in colour, thin lasting beige head, excellent lacing. Aroma is sweet, alcoholic, some musty yeast, fruity. Flavour is quite sweet, noticeable alcohol, lots of fruit, chocolate, caramel. Warm mouthfeel, medium/light body, moderate carbonation. Finishes quite warm, sweet, lingering. Again, the barrel aging seems to thin the beer out way to much.
alexsdad06 (8678) - Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home from backlog notes. Pours a hazy reddish amber brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have big barrel character, smoke, wood, whiskey, some spices, but the barrel dominated this, not my favorite.
Alengrin (4325) - BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Oak-aged spice ale with unstable, off-white head and a very fruity and rich aroma of peach, plum, woody tannins, single malt, coriander seed, brandy and madera; complex, fruity taste, sweetish with vivid spicy hints, drying coriander, smooth with a warming, woody, long and complex finish.
jbrana (640) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tons of sweet dark fruit, peppery yeast, and slight black pepper flavor. Slight licorice and citrus.
hotstuff (4837) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated on 5-22-2010 (Bottle) When poured, this has a medium sized beige head that mostly diminshes, opaque orange brown body, and a fair amount of lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, coriander, spicy, and alcohol. The taste is sweet, sugar, spicy, coriander, and boozy. The palate is smooth and very warming. This beer is light-medium bodied. Overall, this is a nice sipping beer.
rubbishystuff (2252) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2016 Some whiskey, cherry, spices and woody flavors. Hides the strength well. Would be too much be there was a touch of sour which really balanced things out. Kind of just OK but also kind of really good. Serving: Bottle
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - APR 30, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Over the top out of this world goooood! The nose is pretty weird. I guess it’s the grains of paradise. I thought it smelled like a can of stewed tomatoes and soy sauce. Forget that though. Awesome cloudy brown. I stirred up the bottom and got all the dust. Really blows it up. The flavor is strong and spicy and complex. Nutmeg, coriander, pepper, soy. dark fruit, musty, wood, very very slight whiskey element. This is one of the best beers I have ever had the pleasure to experience! 92 rating is soooo wrong.