DrSilverworm (9515) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taste from a 22oz bottle, thanks to TheBeerSommelier. Huge cinnamon, coffee, aroma. Very nice aroma. So tasty. Definitely get cinnamon, big coffee, some creme. Very dark brown, near black color. Thin brown head. Couple loose dots of lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, lighter, kind of creamy carbonation. Bigger body. Nice, long coffee, light spice aftertaste. Awesome stuff, this stuff. Pretty much as good or better than expected. Love the combo of cinnamon and coffee. Great stuff. One of the stand out beers for me, this weekend. Just awesome. My type of coffee stout.
adnielsen (10312) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ RBWG Fart Share. Pours a black appearance with a dark head. Tons of roasted coffee, vanilla, and cinnamon in the nose. Fairly boozy. Chocolate and cinnamon flavor. Vanilla. Pretty fun.
Thewade (340) - USA - FEB 3, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black. Wonderful smell. Roasty and slight sweet cinnamon. I was pleased that the cinnamon was subtle at the start. Finishes with the classic roasty coffee that WNB is known for.
jjgmd (1869) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at WOB, UCF, at the Terrapin Tap takeover, pours a dark black color with a small head. Nose is deep roasted coffee and cinnamon. Taste is strong coffee, with some chocolate cinnamon notes. Finishes on the same notes with a medium duration . Quaff Sore 7 / 10
zgaier (1798) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at World of Beer UCF. Pours black with a brown head and aroma of cinnamon and coffee. Taste is delicious, a lot of cinnamon up front with coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt while smooth with a cinnamon spice finish. Great tasty brew
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the cloverleaf. The aroma is similar to the base beer with the cinnamon coming in on top. Once the beer warms up near room temperature the cinnamon comes in really strong and there is a nice sweetness in top of the regular coffee and roasty flavors. Very solid.
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vtafro (5545) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Black pour with tan head, even came with a cinnamon roll. Sweet cinnamon, sugar, nutty aromas. Flavor is roasted and chocolate, sugar and cinnamon, overall a sweet beer good with breakfast or dessert.
nimbleprop (6661) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
8oz pour at PPD. Pours an oily black with some thin tan head. Nose is earthy, some tobacco, some spice, lots of sweetness, molssses, malt, some coffee. Flavor has a lot of everything, malt, molasses, coffee, cinnamon, raisin, a hint of windex. Full, sticky finish.
radagast83 (6341) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Pizzeria Paradiso. Poured a dark, rich black color with a tan head. Aroma was light coffee, roasted malts, with a generous helping of sprinkled cinnamon on top. Flavor was rich and roasted, with a mouthful of coffee, chocolate. Those dominate, but the cinnamon is most certainly present in this. Sweet, icing notes. I tried to eat this at the tail end of my meal and that was a no-go. Strictly desert.
ChainGangGuy (4658) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 ounce pint - $10.00 at Taco Mac in Crabapple, Georgia.
Appearance: Bears a turbid black opaqueness topped by a dense tan-colored sudsy head. This beer just exudes a kind of delicious stickiness.
Smell: Unlike some amiss beers where your guess is as good as mine, the additives here are neither a puzzle nor an enigma -- it’s coffee and cinnamon, idiots.
Taste: Big handful of cinnamon set against the great roasted malt profile, gooey luscious oats, dense chocolate and Athens-sourced coffee of the local, seasonal favorite. Very minimal hop presence. Subtle dark fruitiness underneath. Reasonably light alcohol. Grants a long finish, with the cinnamon remaining fairly prominent here.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Agreeably viscous, velvety, and creamy.
Overall: You could toss just about any damn thing in Wake-n-Bake and have it be good. Multi-wax the limited release of bombers and you’d really have a hit on your hands. Still, more than once, I found myself wishing I was simply working through a pint of the original.