HonusWagner (1746) - Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Truly a remarkable beer. Nose gives apple, cinnamon spice, some cocoa. Taste follows suit, but has a really excellent meshing of the apple character with the spice notes and the chocolate sweetness isn’t overwhelmingly rich to take those flavors to the background. Somehow manages to not taste boozy at all, and the apple flavor comes extremely naturally rather than tasting like flavored alcohol. I wouldn’t say this is as good a pure stout as AB Hunahpu, probably because the base beer isn’t in the same realm of awesomeness, but it’s got a flavor profile that really differentiates itself. Extremely grateful to have had a nice large glass of this.
markwise (4867) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle courtesy of my buddy. Cheers, Zack! Pours a deep stout brown/ black with a dark tan head. Nose is chocolate, chili peppers, cinnamon, vanilla, and lovely oak, vanilla, and barrel notes. Flavor is sweet apple brandy followed by chocolate, vanilla, chilis, cinnamon, vanilla, and more brandy on the finish. This was an awesome beer and I could probably kill a case single-handedly.
jcartamdg (2491) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a motor oil black with a thin off white head. Aroma of apple brandy, chocolate, and roast. Taste is roasty, apple brandy, chocolate, peppers and coffee. So good!
jtclockwork (11058) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2015 Bottle shared by Jake. Pours black brown head. Nose/taste of apple brandy, oak, chili pepper, cinnamon, roast chocolate and vanilla. Medium body.
vtafro (4953) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Light apple brandy, oak and chocolate aromas. Cinnamon, brandy, apple, chocolate and pepper flavors.
burg326 (4736) - Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a black color with aromas of chocolate fudge with some sweet apple brandy and some light spicy pepper. Flavors were brownies soaked in Apple brandy with some light heat from the peppers. The best of the 3 variants.
biggsbowler (546) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Pours dark brown w/ tan head. Sweetness, chocolate, cinnamon, and vanilla in the nose. A much sweeter taste plus chocolate, vanilla, and cinnamon w/ a slightly less pepper back end. Still good!
KingCecil (2066) - DENMARK - MAR 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from bottle @ De Hopduvel .. Thx goes to BoBoChamp … you are the man! :) … It pours pitch black with a small tan head… Roasted malt, vanilla, fruit, wood, spicy, pepper, apple cest, caramel, alcohol… nice!
kraddel (4593) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle , thnx to Bobochamp !
Pours black as black can be black . Pretty damn black
Bit of peppers in the smell
Taste is very thick , sweet , some peppers , chocolate .
Aftertaste is also very full and thick . Some vanilla tones in the back . Good carbonation ( as it is very low, just the way i like it ) . Peppery in the aftertase . Very nice brew indeed !
EricTeusink (705) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mexican Cake Supertrade Series Beer with jrob21, Westmeister, and deadCATAtlanta. This was my least favorite of all the Mexican Cake varietals. Scent is chocolate and apples. Pours a deep dark brown with dark tan head. Spice is brought out further by the aging. Thick with spice having entropic effect on carbonation. Bottle - Westbrook Brewery - Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina
tderoeck (6492) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12/II/14 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle as "Apple-Brandy barrel" @ De Hopduvel (Gent) - bottled: 6/VI/13 or VI/6/13 (2014-186) Thanks to Bobochamp for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark brown beer, no head. Aroma: earthy start, woody notes, caramel, tobacco, some dried fruits, subtle notes of green apple peel, alcohol, "thick" sweet small, can I call it molasses? Also lots of vanilla and caramel, crème brûlée on warming up. MF: soft to no carbon, full body. Taste: sweet and sugary start, then caramel, pretty sour touch, chocolate, hot chillies, sour green apple skin, alcohol burn. Aftertaste: chocolate, caramel ,vanilla, pretty sour in the throat as well, more alcohol, soft bitterness and hot chillies. Good, but I preferred the Jack Daniels version, seemed stronger and more complex as well to me.