tambrico (50) - New York, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a medium brown with a large off white head that fades fairly quickly, though I’ve seen quicker. Aroma not too powerful, but I can distinguish brown sugar and some spices. Tastes like a fairly conventional brown ale at first, but on the back end there is a strong flavor of yams, followed by that belgian yeasty flavor. There’s also a spice flavor throughout, though I don’t think my palate is sophisticated enough to distinguish all of them. Overall, good beer. I really enjoyed this one. Will drink again next year. Also one last thing? This being a 750ml 10%er, I thought it would get me way drunker than it did? I finished this whole bottle and I only felt only slightly tipsy. Not that that’s a bad thing; just interesting. I’ve gotten way drunker off of less amounts of lower ABV beer with other conditions being equal.
DuffMan (9498) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 7, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared with Robbie. Burnt orange with a low cream coloured head that retains poorly. Burnt sugars (maple?), spices, estery yeast, sweet with a warming finish. Not picking up yams or pumpkin, more like a spicy Abt/Quad.
Mark_Eck (1914) - - AUG 5, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours an amber color. Aroma and taste are molasses, pumpkin pie, and some maple syrup.
thorongil2 (2252) - , Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) clear very bright reddish amber colour with a small beige head; aroma of stewed fruit, candy, spice; smooth palate; balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish; very nice
jandd1983 (3791) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - MAR 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the Societe Party 2016. It poured a dark mahogany color with a tan head. The aroma was of spices, malts, pumpkin, wood and caramel. The taste was similar to the aroma with some yams, malts, caramel, spices and syrup. Interesting.
andrewje41 (2787) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft 10 oz pour at Malt and Vine. Paid almost as much for this as the bottle is, because I’m an idiot. Bright cloudy orange pour with a thin fizz head. Big time sweet aroma with nape and vanilla. Sugar sweet, maple, brown sugar, and a cool finish. Interesting.
rodenbach99 (4164) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 1, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 750ml, capsule métallique. Premier nez qui semble contaminé. Le liquide semble mince. La robe est cuivrée avec une mousse crémeuse épaisse et beige. Elle semble vouloir persister. Une bouche qui goûte les épices avec une purée de patate douce, pour amateur.
mariuspoenari (1422) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet and complex aroma and taste, but very much up my alley. Heavy on the sweet components - caramel, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, maple syrup - with a very smooth mouthfeel. Excellent.
Bonnie628 (50) - Tustin, California, USA - DEC 26, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy brown but settled out after sat. Yeasty nose with sweet agave maple like aroma. Taste pretty damn good brown sugar some sherry some sweetness some yeast and lots of wonderful spice notes. Really good.
Chudwick (2779) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber thanks to one of the three cousins in the bario. Leafy nose. Light booze upfront and syrupy. Slight spice and milk chocolate.
k0mpsa (2433) - Tuusula, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at matchbox, palm springs. Dark brown color, white head. Aroma has cinnamon, ginger, plums, suryp. Nice sweet body, plums, ginger notes, suryp and spices.