slowrunner77 (9925) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 21, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1st off, the pour looks absolutely luxurious. Big near black body with big pillowy brown everlasting head. The nose is quite rich - more coffee and chocolate than cinnamon, perhaps a touch too sweet? Not to a fault, and the cinnamon comes out nice on the palate. I’d probably prefer the base, but this is great, too.
benpickens (481) - Camarillo, California, USA - MAR 16, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours opaque black with creamy off white head; cinnamon fruitcake on nose; complex with extremely long finish
jflopsu (1186) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with thick dark brown head. Has a sweet malt aroma with coffee and sweet sugar. A smooth beer that starts with coffee and changes to a sweet icing and with hints of cinnamon. A great strong aftertaste with linger coffee and malts. It is not that overwhelming of a taste. If a bi stronger, it would have been even better!
WillRunForBeer (2244) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes. Bomber shared by AirForceHops. Thanks, Chris! Pours dark black, with a beige ring. Aroma is dark coffee, vanilla, cinnamon. Nice. Flavor is dark coffee, mild cinnamon. Vanilla oak in the finish.
AirForceHops (6073) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 2015 vintage received in a trade with Joshua C. Black color without head. Aroma is huge cinnamon, mild chocolate, weak roast.
Flavor wants to be a Cinnamon roll and well... It really is. Over the top cinnamon with chocolate base and very mild roast. Mouthfeel is smooth but the body is lacking a bit. I wish it was a tad denser in the mouth. Good but maybe you shouldn’t trade a whole lot for this. Expectation for me may have been a little high.
Chalumeaux (1039) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle thanks Airforcehops black pour with a nice red hue. Aromas of spent coffee chocolate cinnamon and vanilla. Taste follows aroma with notes of espresso and a lasting cinnamon.
AdamChandler (4507) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 20, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from AFH, enjoyed a few ways enjoyed at fridge temp
A - Pours a black with some slight red hues but overall pours fairly flat.
S - Smells absolutely fantastic. Cinnamon is present and some great vanilla with a burst of coffee.
T - taste, well it’s loaded with cinnamon from start to a very long finish. it’s borderline spicy. There’s coffee, there’s chocolate and a chalky fudge sort of espresso bean raw-ness.
M - Dense mouthfeel, fleeting sweetness, good roast at the finish.
O - I like this a lot but if they had added about half of the cinnamon, I’d love it.
NikkTwist (2660) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Irish Pol. Opaque dark brown pour with light brown foam. Dark roasted malts with a slightly glossy edge. Carob. Coffee grounds. Black liquorice. Cigarettes. Hazelnuts. Waxy dark chocolate. Cinnamon is only faintly there and does not define the taste. ABV is well hidden. Like it - but greatly preferred the Coffee Oatmeal version to this one.
obguthr (5578) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coffee and vanilla nose. Black, thin tan head. Coffee, tobacco, dry but hints of sugar glaze. Medium body, easy carbonation. Not as in your face as the regular WnB, but the coffee notes are still proudly on display.
PartyFowle (954) - - FEB 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep ebony hue with a frothy, fuzzy latte-colored cap. Chocolate crumbles, day-old coffee and mild vanilla in the nose. Some mid-bouquet toffee notes as well. Cinnamon is noticeable more as a spiciness that’s as a flavor, though a subtle cinnamon component is there. It emerges more as it warms. Big (but aged) coffee in the flavor as well, leading into pronounced roasted malt that’s tempered by a sweet cream-and-sugar finish.