tmzl (95) - SLOVENIA - DEC 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Look: Pours with average sized, thick, light brown head. It has a smooth, slow and equal retention, mostly diminishes. Leaves a thick, fine top layer, some random lacing down the way. Cloudy brown with red hue, low amount of carbonation visible.
Smell: Itís an oddball. Ketchup, light acidity freshness and bits of soy sauce. Also medium sweetness with caramel and maple dominating. Spices and potato.
Taste: Well, the smell translates into taste but builds in some more complexity. Starts with candy, licorice and autumn spice mix. Continues to medium/heavy caramel, molasses middle sweetness. Ends with some sweet potato, cinnamon and star anise. The stuffy sweetness with relatively strong spices linger for some time, light acidity helps it make bearable.
Mouthfeel: Full light heavy body, suitable carbonation, alcohol wonderfully incorporated.
Overall: An interesting mash up, worth a try, but ends up a bit too stuffy for my liking.
jdjuice (386) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - DEC 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy purple amber with lasting beige head. Aromas are funky, what smells like a sweetness from either yams or molasses. Very Belgian up front, like Chimay Blue with clove spiciness, but yielding into a bit of sourness and distinct yammy sweetness that lingers on the finish. Overall pretty interesting and decent, but a little lacking in depth.
DrinkyCrow (62) - Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Beautiful deep reddish-brown color. Fragrant aroma of ripe banana. The yam flavor is quite pronounced. Sweet and velvety flavor and palate. This is a delicious winter beer to be savored.
smallfry (126) - - DEC 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle) The best spiced beer there is. Really really great beer. On the sweeter side with lots of complexity without being overwhelming. Lovely Autumn beer.
GreatDane1632 (673) - USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750mL bottle poured into a tulip -- Aroma and appearance are quite impressive. The flavor doesnít follow through very well. A metallic flavor dominates throughout. Otherwise, very impressive caramel, candy, pumpkin pie spice, and yeast combination. Very disappointed with the metallic bit.
hayduke (3545) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From Costco. Poured ruby red. Tan head. Lots of lacing. Nose of pie. Medium body. Smooth in the mouth. Alcohol not tasted. Flavor is interested with yams tasting really good and there is spice in the finish. Really easy to drink. Liked it a lot.
hawanna (2457) - Freising, GERMANY - NOV 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,75 l bottle from Biervana
butterscotch, cereal, barnyard, basement aromas, alcohol, banana, cooked vegetables, brown, hazy, minimal head, tan foam, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, full body, oily feel, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish,
AdamJackson (3224) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark reddish pink body with a 1 finger off white head. Nose is nutmeg, clove, pumpkin and vanilla. sweet and spicy nose with bread dough. Taste is pretty sweet, Very vegetable forward, yams, candy sweet potatoes. itís an interesting beer but not mind blowing. The ABV is well hidden.
fraynoyes (5) - Astoria, USA - NOV 15, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Exceptionally smooth beer for the ABV, very tasty. The maple is not a stand out flavor, tastes more like a pumpkin beer. For a somewhat similar taste and comparable ABV for less, I would stick with Southern Tier Pumking.
hotstuff (4388) - Indiana, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rated on 11-08-2014 (Bottle) When poured, this beer has a huge foamy vanilla head that mostly diminishes, slightly hazy amber body, fast rising carbonation, and a fair amount of lacing. The aroma is very spicy, some clove, cinnamon, sweet, and malt. The flavor is sweet, very spicy, a little syrupy, caramel malt, and some alcohol. The mouthfeel is moderate carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. The flavor just did not entice me enough to want this beer again. It is not bad tasting. The flavors just did not come together that well for my liking. Nonetheless, it is worth trying.