tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours pitch black, creamy brown head, and a little alcohol lacing. Tooons of nice roasted coffee up front on the nose, vanilla bean, caramel, dark earthy chocolate, and a subtle hint of cinnamon. Much more of the cinnamon on the taste, it’s kind of a caramelized cinnamon and sugar flavor, nice buttery vanilla flavors, a good oatmeal flavor, a little chocolate, and a great coffee finish. Great beer, though I wish the cinnamon had been a bit more potent. It felt a little weak next to the huge coffee notes.
rdixon77 (1121) - Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the RBWG. Excellent breakfast stout type beer. Great balance of chocolate, coffee, roast, brown sugar, and cinnamon.Nothing heavy handed. Great all around.
Leighton (12968) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared during the RBWG 2015 Grand Tasting. Pours rich brown-black with a creamy tan head. Very, very nice. Lots of tasty coffee and cocoa. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Balanced finish with more rich coffee, chocolate, touches of cinnamon. Great balance and depth. I love it.
GenDV138 (2578) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Coppertail Brewing during the RBWG 2015 Grand Tasting. Black with light tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, roast, cinnamon, caramel. Tastes of chocolate, cinnamon, caramel, roast. Medium body with a dry finish.
Sledutah (5558) - Utah, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at RBWG grand tasting
Black with a small tan head, good lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and cinnamon. Flavors of dark malts, cinnamon and roasted coffee
RobertDale (3909) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of coffee, cinnamon, chocolate, and malt. Taste is coffee, cinnamon, roasted malt, chocolate, and some caramel. Very good.
Ferris (6511) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Roast malts, cinnamon, chocolate and a touch of coffee. Jet dark brown with a decent light brown head. Coffee, chocolate, cinnamon and a long finish.
chinchill (2548) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellent looking: dark red-brown with a durable ring on top.
The aroma is not as great as the name suggests but this is due in part to judicious use of spicing that eventually produces a more balanced flavor. The light cinnamon blends more harmoniously with the coffee.
O: worth seeking out.
rentonj7 (75) - Bridgeport, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Real pretty deep chocolate brown with brandy-like lacing. Nose was spices, coffee, and a little pumpernickel. Taste was restrained coffee, bready malts, toffee, caramel, and baker’s chocolate (saw this in prior review - spot on). Light mouthfeel - but taste lingers like a nice acidic coffee. Definitely more balanced than a cinnamon roll stout sounds.
Salmoniform (1179) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle to Glass. Dark hue with fizzy brown head that dissipated to a ring. Aroma is cinnamon, caramel, sugar, bready. Mouthfeel is nice with a full body and crisp carbonation. Taste is sweet followed by a spice essence and ethanol finish. Overall this is a nice brew.
thirdeye11 (5688) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bomber) clear deep brown, no bubbles. Nose of cinnamon, coffee, green pepper, bakers chocolate. Taste of coffee, cinnamon, peppers, dark chocolate, medium body, medium carb.