Jesterdeal (1842) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Jeff (once we got it open). Aroma is dark roast coffee. The Jittery Joes is still present. A hint of cinnamon, chocolate, and malt. Pours deep brown and kind of thin with slight white lacing. Taste is dark coffee, cinnamon, and a nice malt. Mouthfeel is surprisingly thin and unsatisfying. It tastes like they added cinnamon and water. Ultimately tasty but feels cheap.
Drake (8339) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft at Whole Foods Charlottesville. Pours a dark brown color with a thin frothy brown head. Good head retention. Aroma of cinnamon, vanilla, chocolate, sweet roasted malts, mild hops and dark fruit. The taste is cocoa, cinnamon, coffee, roast, dark fruits, vanilla. Medium bodied, low carbonation. Damn good beer.
AHSlowhand (40) - - JAN 18, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2014 Beige caramel head on a sea of jet black. Beautiful lacing. Faint aroma of cinnamon, but the coffee is very masked compared to normal W-n-B. Huge cinnamon on the first sip. Slight booziness on the back end. Smooth, full body. Can?t wait to try it with some age on it.
wisdomsolo (436) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I'm thinking that Ale & Witch has a problem with their taps. Everything tastes like metal. Decent cinnamon aroma but the flavor is destroyed by the metallic taste from their taps. The coffee comes thru but can't taste any cinnamon.
fluffy (1602) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not getting much cinnamon from this one, still pretty decent though. I'll try it again after aging a bottle.
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jtclockwork (8240) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with brown head. Nose and taste of cinnamon buns, fresh coffee latte, buttered toasted nuts, hot chocolate, vanilla and light roast. Medium body. Delicious.
EricTeusink (679) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Finally found this on draft at Augustine’s. Pours nearly black with big dark tan head. Scent is Cinnabon mixed with coffee. Flavor is sweet with earthy roasted back end. Believe the hype. Draft - Augustine’s - Atlanta, GA
PhillyCraft (3184) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2014 On tap at the Blue monkey. Pours black with small beige head, light lacing. Aromas and flavor of chocolate roast, cinnamon stick but def no cinnamon bun or Cinnabon notes. Smaller notes of licorice, espresso, and barrel. No icing either. This is not as good as a normal batch of Wake n Bake but still a nice variation. Medium body with a stickiness left behind. Got better as it warmed with milks cocoa and a minor cinnamon bun note, Well take it!
djd07 (3480) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Rob. Pours a dark brown with small beige head. The aroma is strong cinnamon and chocolate. Medium mouthfeel with strong cinnamon flavor and light spice with sweet finish. Very good.
ineedbeer (709) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is fairly cinnamon forward but not quite at that Abraxas level. Medium coffee notes that cut through the cinnamon along with medium light chocolate notes that contribute to the other aromas more than distinguishing themselves as individual notes. Pretty nice aroma that hits the points they were going for.
Pours black with a medium thick, dark mocha head that recedes fairly quickly to the edges where it lingers along with a faint haze in the center. Medium lacing and medium long legs.
Flavor still has a lot of coffee like the regular W-n-B but with some secondary cinnamon notes. Medium chocolate character and some lighter oatmeal notes. Light alcohol spice in the finish that also exhibits medium coffee and bitter chocolate with a hint of cinnamon. Medium to medium high bitterness but no hop flavor.
Mouthfeel is medium full to full bodied with medium carbonation. Low but present astringency and low to medium low alcohol warmth.
Overall a much better beer than the white chocolate but it lacks the sweetness of a cinnamon roll. I think if they tried to nail the sweetness it would have been too big and cloying though so its a tough flavor to recreate. They would have been better off calling it a cinnamon spiced coffee beer or something like that (even cinnamon toast which is less sweet).