LetsGoState (671) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance is medium white head and amber. Aroma is pretty sweet. Taste is fairly strong. Overall not my style.
gramity (1581) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy brown with tan head. Smells rich, raisins nuts. Tastes sweet, smoky backbone, kinda fruity.
SarkyNorthener (3021) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared thanks to richthevillan. Dark copper beer with small head. Aroma of sweet malts, some spice and toffee. Taste is pretty much the same. A moderate amount of carbonation. Decent.
RichTheVillan (4494) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; hazy light copper pour with a frothy tan head, aroma has dark fruits and vegetables, taste has a hint of spice, some caramel, some herbal action.
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the source. Pours a clear Amber. Aroma is yams and spices some cinnamon. Clean. Yam/pumpkin flavor dry. Clean finish. Really nice.
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Lukasmh (554) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, been looking for this! Pours clear deep amber with very nice beige one finger head. Aroma is sweet, candied sugar, burnt sugar, yams and slight earthy notes. Then comes the spices! Canned ginger, cardamom and slight cinnamon. Some dark berries and toasty malts. Taste is well balanced! Doesn’t get overly sweet due to the molasses and maple syrup, but certainly got the caramelisated qualities from the syrup and dark sugars. Yams are there and same earthy notes, almost like the peel of yam. Toasty malts and slight chocolate. Very present ginger, slight anis. Full body with good carbonation and only slight sticky. Slight parfumated. As it warms the nose reminds me in a funny way of banana cake! It just hits the balance! Would like to try it all fresh! Really well incorporated alcohol.
McCarty23 (53) - Vista, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yams and allspice aroma. Malty flavor with continued yam and spice. Ends with a banana Belgian cinnamon spice.
lightbias (302) - USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2015 In cracking the bottle I find Belgian yeast and deep molasses, the aroma is dark and earthy, penetrating my senses, luring me closer. The pour is fascinating; a liquid nutmeg flowing into the glass, followed closely by a fizzy and quite audible, latte-hued foam. It caps the beer and threatens to make its rapid escape, and it does! In so many moments, the head is almost a memory but for the wisps floating lazily on the surface; it is easily resurrected with a spin on the stem of my glass if I feel a need to sip through some proper suds.
The first sip is slightly unexpected, as I was waiting for a much more sweet experience. OH NO! Umami...wonderful, warm, leathery, savory, umami. I do love this more than all the other taste sensations that there are to find in a beer, as much as I do love a good bitter IPA. (Yay!)
I find the brew biting the edge of my lips, almost a burn, but not really, and then flowing through, mellowing into an almost chewable sensation at the back of my tongue. The yams have definitely become a part of the flavor, bringing multiple spices into play with them and yes, encouraging the idea of turkey and mashed potatoes with loads of gravy and stuffing.
The medium body of the brew is nicely carbonated and is not terribly spritzy, the chewy texture almost a necessity with the entire premise of the beer. The finish is long, lightly doughy with a hint of allspice to come around and keep me dry enough that I’ll just need to keep on sipping. I don’t mind...this is a tasty beer that almost passes as comfort food. I’ll take it!
DSG (8448) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
[2/18/15] Draught at The Bruery in Placentia. Nice deep red color. Aroma of winter spices, malt and caramel. Sweet flavor, malty, caramelly and spicy, with some alcohol. Medium-bodied. Not my thing.
cards04 (2348) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A really interesting brew. Pours a lovely burnt orange/brown. Aromas of pumpkin.. Or in this case yams. Also fall spice and maple syrup. I was not expecting this to be a tart ale. Sweet pumpkin, syrup, and tart cherries. Weird, but good.
CousinBrenden (125) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma great pine maple winderfull?appearance great taste great. Too sweet and clowning in mouthfeel tons if greatness but not. Good on beer gig. Rating is high cuz of flavors.