jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz. bottle. Hazy orange/amber color with a medium sized off white head that quickly dissipated. Sweet and spicy aroma of cloves, banana, honey and orange marmalade. Flavor was way too sweet for my tastes. Lots of honey, some bubblegum, light clove and some tropical fruits. Alcohol is very apparent, but not overpowering. Drinkable, but not overly enjoyable.
Mora2000 (5927) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle opened May 2014. Orange pour with a white head. Aroma has a lot of sweet alcohol with some oranges and wheat thrown in. The flavor has some caramel malt as well as some wheat and alcohol. The beer is oxidized a bit but I think it doesn’t detract too much from the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Probably past its prime, but not drinking badly at this point.
tcane7 (1669) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle split with Ray Ray. Pours murky amber with no head. Notes of caramel, banana, dried fruit. Medium to full body, warming alcohol presence. This is probably past its prime at this point
Errl (1954) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Mora2000....Pour is copper with no head ...Nose is dark fruits, Spice, Dry, oxidation. ..Taste is Dark fruit, spice, dry,
Funknmilla (727) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating from 11/22/2010.....Red amber color with some off white beige foam....looks real good in the glass....sweet malt cherries and some alcohol on the sniff...I get honey too...Refreshing yet solid--Light bready rye taste mingled with a distinct bitterness and alcohol burst--the honey and cherries don’t show up as strong as in the aroma for sure--the bitterness is overpowering in the finish---as it sits a nice bright tart fruit comes through like a cherry/cranberry with orange as well--good, but I need to age one and return to it
slowrunner77 (6760) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"Kinger (who supplied my beer) pretty much hit the nail on the head with this one. more time may mellow things out a bit. as it is, it’s a little hot and overly sweet. there are some positives, though, and it has potential for aging. like a sweeter, stronger bavarian hefe. less clove, more citrusy hops, but pretty sweet...almost cloying but not quite. the warming effect is nice, maybe a touch overdone. splitting this would have left a better impression...a full bottle was too much at the end of the night."
DialSquare (3283) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from who knows where. Been siting in a trunk for a few years. Hazy brown pour with a thin off-white. Aroma is brown sugar, bread and spice. Tastes are sweet sugary, honey, roasted malts, citrus, spices. Boozy. Lots happening, but not my bag - too sweet.
Beergeek23322 (2596) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
6/26/2010. From bottle. Deep amber color with a white head. Caramel, sugar, spice, light fruit and boozy aromas. Sweet caramel flavors, but somewhat lacking balance.
skokott (42) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Honey and rum aroma.
Lightly wheaty taste with brown sugar with brandy aftertaste. Fairly full bodied as well.
harrymel (1550) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
2.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
A: pours burnt caramel, central opacity bordered with golden hues. No indications of carbonation. Looks like Tomme mighta helped with this one...
S: Cool. Smells like Bananas Foster and some nougat. Intriguing.
T: Cola, flat cola flavor. Some slight weed ash, mixed with more hints of banana. After taste is unconventionally infantile: as in, reminds me of diapers out of the package.
M: Nearly flat and relatively thick feeling. Sticky and I try not to get much on my lips as the residual sugars are certainly daunting.
O: I don’t really care for this. The nose is awesome, but the flavor is a letdown. Mouthfeel is also very poor.
Serving type: bottle
swoopjones (6770) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, this held up very nicely, shimmery orange/amber pour, fuller body. boozy sweetness, caramel maltiness, dark fruits. nice mouthfeel. Enjoyable