harrisoni (18579) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle at Madmitch 20k tasting. Dark brown beer lasting tan head. Cinnamon and spice aroma. Worcester sauce. Quite sweet and tasty though. Good I thought. Homer321 (5076) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2015
Bottle thanks to uncle Larry. Nose is full of spices, dark fruits, candy. Pour is deep brown with a light brown head. Taste is bitter, hoppy, spicy, followed by a significant alcohol warming. Might benefit from some mellowing. Nice. ThirstyBird (2935) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2015
2009 bottle, Pours brown with orange highlights. The smell is chocolate, roasted dark fruit. The taste is roasted, dark malt, a bit watery, ending dry and malty. The body is light/medium with average carbonation. AirForceHops (7244) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 24, 2015
12 oz bottle Willrunforbeer got in a trade. This is a 2012 vintage. The aroma is very nice, spiced yams, molasses/maple syrup, cinnamon and nutmeg.WillRunForBeer (2652) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 23, 2015
The body is medium with a sticky syrup texture, heavily spice and a near match of the aroma. Slightly off note in the finish. I think this should have been consumed much sooner. Not one to age, maybe the "off" flavor is oxidation setting in. But for me it wasn’t bad just overly spiced.
2012 12oz bottle from trade with umich03jm. Thanks, Jason! Aroma of caramel, squash, cinnamon, date. Flavor follows, burnt caramel, squash, cinnamon, allspice. A bit of an earthy off flavor towards the finish.
tom10101 (6087) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2015
Bottle (12 oz). ’09 vintage. Extra from Shaun, thanks! Drank solo @ Hotel Room Tasting because it wasn’t a tick for Mr. Huxley and he didn’t want to drink an 11% Spice/Herb/Vegatable at 10 a.m. #sissy
Christpuncher (3135) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Appearance: Muddy brown with a small bubbly off-white head and little lacing.
Aroma: Spices, maple syrup, chocolate, berries, boozy notes, honey and herbs. Not as unbalanced as it sounds though.
Taste: Sweet and spicy with chocolate, herbal presence, honey, berries, maple syrup and alcohol.
Palate: Medium to full body. Moderate carbonation. A bit oily and sirupy mouthfeel. Warming finish. Long lasting spicy aftertaste.
Overall: As expected, this isn’t a masterpiece of balance but it was a lot better than I thought it would be. I *almost* liked it, which is already very good for a beer from the Spice/Herb/Vegetable category. Not exactly easily drinkable.
complex beer with a spicy finish, not really sure what is in this one other than some pepper and ciniamon flavor. pours red in color almost like a bournon. has a spicy boozy bite. had at kasers. tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2015 Bottle: 2003. Twelve years old. Deep copper, murky & swampy with tons of sediment, no head, just a small gray trace. Aroma of caramel, heavy oxidation with both cardboard & sherry notes, toast, sharp earthiness, prune. Taste isn’t as oxidized but it still comes through a bit. Sweet, sweet toffee, stale caramel, prune, earth, light anise, some figs. A hint of red grape, booze, caramel, & oxidation in the finish. Not awful but definitely past its prime.rumproasts (5359) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Bottle: 2009. Six years old. Deep, deep brown with a burnt-ass sienna hue. Beige collar. Aroma of earth, kitchen spices, mild papery oxidation, pepper, stale caramel, light toffee, a touch of anise, faint fig. Flavor is heavy on burnt toast & peppercorn flavor with grassy, herbal, spicy undertones. Old caramel & toffee malt, light oxidation, & some floral earthiness that lingers in the finish. Much better than the 2003, but this doesn’t tickle my fancy, really.
2003 bottle pour at 2015 michigan winter beer fest. Amber with quite a bit of chunky floaters. Sweet with some mild spicing. Hops are really faded at this point. A bit muddled, but impressive given the age of this one.
njager246 (697) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Wbf, 2004, can’t believe this is still good, aroma is malts chocolate, and various spices, taste us think and full of similar flavors, nice