DiarmaidBHK (3371) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Great Spirits. Pours brown with a thin khaki head. nice citrusy notes on the nose combining with some of the coffee. The hop flavor is a bit more pronounced on the tongue as is a vanilla thing. finishes clean. Very nice.
BlackWarrior (203) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear, reddish brown w/ a fluffy, lingering tan head that sticks to the glass. Aromas of roasted malts, coffee with hints of wood, some spice, walnuts and a little banana and vanilla. Crisp, lively carbonation that rounds out to a smooth, creamy mouth. Flavors follow the nose. There were caramel and spice notes, as well as some bitterness that leaves a dry finish. Really enjoy this one.
Christian (11027) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel and fruit. Sweet fruity flavour with biscuit and toffee. Too sweet
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to kaggie. Poured brown with a khaki head. Aroma was nutty, chocolate, and coffee. Flavor was coffee, slight nutty, some floral note, and some bitterness. Body was medium with high carbonation.
douglas88 (5827) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear ruby color with a small white head. The aroma is heavy coffee, some smoke. The flavor is a rich coffee infused brew, some spicy peppers- I mean, I swear there are slightly spicy green peppers in this, which I know there are not, so what causes this?-, caramel and some metallic spicy bite in the finish. Very much a strong coffee beer.
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours nice & dark brown. No doubt an Imperial brown due to the significant hop background. Cool label design too. A nice cool weather ale.
Elwood (3027) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: Draft at The Distillery. It pours a nice amber color with a lasting, creamy, tan head. The nose has notes of green peppers? The flavor has some cooked green pepper notes and a lasting bitterness. I can’t help but think this one is off. Not my cup of tea.
jlruthven (541) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours ruby-brown, with billowy off-white head. Nose is caramel, slight oak, a bit of milk chocolate, vanilla and apple undertones. A slight whiff of alcohol. The burnt caramel malts really come through on the tongue, along with more oak and slightly stronger apple cider notes. I’m a bit concerned about the pronounced alcohol burn on the palate for just an 8% beer. If WH can tweak this, it can be a real winner.
aracauna (3046) - Georgia, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful color, dark and and clear. Very nutty aroma. Nicely malty flavor, not too rich. Slight harshness in the finish, but nothing off-putting.
Ratman197 (9518) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Craftbeerdesign (ThanksGeoff) poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of carmel, light cocoa, light cola and a hint of oak. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, cocoa and oak with a smooth lingering carmel finish.