Malaclemys (443) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2014 Taproom, pours dark brown with tan head. Aroma of cinnamon, vanilla, caramel. Taste is vanilla, nut, caramel, with some toasted malt, and chocolate. Medium body with slight alcohol warmth. Very sweet finish.
Nero55 (919) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2014 Tap. Dark brown with small tan head. Aroma of banana and hint of malt. Medium body with strong banana overtones, some malt sweetness, and caramelized sugar with a hint of spice. Medium alcohol warmth with a banana finish. Not sure if banana notes were intended but I am not a fan.-- Not any banana this time around but lots of vanilla and caramelized sugar.
GTAEgeek (1750) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle shared at First Sunday. Pours a cloudy brown with a small, tan head. The aroma is heavy biscuit dough, cinnamon, vanilla, brown sugar, and black pepper. Heavy, malty sweetness, some mellow yeasty notes, and just a hint of spiciness. Heavy body, syrupy, thick, and smooth, with a clean aftertaste. This is a fairly good, thick, sweet beer, but lacks the complexity, depth, mouthfeel, and yeast character of a good Belgian-style beer.
Itzjerm (1975) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At brewery for third anniversary, Served through Randall with orange cinnamon and nutmeg. Vanilla nutmeg and Cinnamon come to front. Sweetness as expected for a Belgian strong. Thin head but clear. Nice cinnamon and nutmeg aroma.