dwyerpg (5422) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 22, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Looks good, aroma is thick, lots of sugar. A lot of molasses-type flavors. The spices don’t seem to work in this - don’t get the anise. Mostly seems stringy. And this is way overpriced.
Braudog (6218) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Perhaps one of the most unique beers I’ve ever tried. Dark brown with barley a whisper of a head, the beer exudes a distinctly Asian aroma. LIke Indian food in a glass, the bold choice of spices in this make it a true one-of-a-kind adventure. (#3850, 2/20/2010)
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Sample Date: 8/16/2009 Source:Other) Spicy dark fruit nose. Almost a Belgian yeast character. Light cloudy amber brown. Flavor of oak with dark fruits and a sherry like taste. Dry vinous finish. Very tasty.
thedm (5494) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized tan colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a hazy with floating yeast chunks brown colored body. The aroma was spicy and herb. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The good flavor contained notes of somewhat subdued spices and brown malt. An OK brew just nothing special.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark cloudy ruby/ chestnut brown color with a thick, foamy tan head. Spicy peppery aroma with lots of dark fruit, candi sugar and nut. Very spicy and quite different tasting. Very peppery wirth dark fruit notes as well as some sweet candi sugar and a slightly bitter hop finish that is quite dry. Similar to an Xmas ale with an odd aftertaste.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle on 08/16/2009. Somewhat hazy amber red body with a small frothy white head. Big spice and fruity caramel aroma. Sweet caramel, fruit, and dry molassas flavor. Medium full body with moderate carbonation.
MrGGen (331) - ITALY - JUN 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ambrat di colore con discreta e persistente schiuma questa piemontese...aroma dolce e speziato di zenzero,forse un pò acido.In bocca è altrettanto speziata con richiami forse di the orientali.Ben bilanciata.Discreta.
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 22, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at OBriens, ruby orange with no head, fairly spiced and thick malt aroma, taste is like a sweet, malty, rich saison, medium-bodied with low carb and some warming heat, an interesting variant that suffers from lack of balance.
alexanderj (3512) - Branson, Missouri, USA - APR 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
ON tap at O’Briens. Color was a clear amber with not much head. Aroma of spice, caramel, yeast, vanilla, and bread; a bit of gingerbread. Flavor like chai tea or gingerbread. Spice, yeast with some developing grape and fruit. Alcohol was well hidden for 8.5
linc33 (184) - Albany, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at the Ginger Man, NYC. Definitely spicy with almost a rum drink look and taste. Perhaps undercarbonated (or an underpressure keg).. a good "food" beer but I couldn’t imagine how long it would take me to drink a whole pint.