Samtzu (629) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 14, 2017
Huge aroma reminiscent of an old fashioned. Big boozy flavour with lots of malt, rye, and bourbon. mikeyo1 (882) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2017
Bottle @ home, pours a coke brown liquid. Aroma is sweet with various spices, bourbon, caramel, rye, vanilla. Medium bodied, bitter taste with orange peel, spices, caramel, bourbon, rye, maltiness, cinnamon. High carbonation. Spicy notes including licorice lingering. More like a very spicy Christmas beer than an old fashioned, but nice anyway. Slubgob (345) - West Hartford, USA - MAY 7, 2017
As a beer, it’s... Interesting. As a riff on the cocktail it totally works. Strong nose and flavors of orange and bitters. A bit of sweet balance things. Dry from the rye beer. You won’t mistake it for whiskey but in context it works. daje (4548) - NORWAY - MAY 7, 2017
Bottle shared with Esp0r and simonsen at the Beer & Boardgames in the woods trip 2016.Dark brown body with an offwhite head. Aroma of vanilla, courbon, varamel, dark fruit, cardamom. Taste is herbal and spicy, christmassy with cardamom, nutmeg, herbs. Sweet and good, toffee, candy sugar, mild alcohol notes. Sweet spicy finish with light orange notes as well. Very enjoyable. AssKicker (716) - Strasbourg, FRANCE - MAR 31, 2017
Bue à la pression. Couleur rubis intense, mousse crémeuse qui dure peu. En bouche c’est d’une complexité assez dingo, très riche avec plein de saveurs complètement différentes : réglisse, anis, caramel, vin cuit, Martini, Porto, Cointreau, vin, fruits secs, noix de coco, et krauter de type Jagermeister. Bizarrement c’est surtout la coco et le Jagermeister qui restent en bouche. Une bière étrange, intrigante et intéressante à la fois, assurément.
deyholla (12583) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 11, 2017
On tap at Hopcat Detroit. Pours a near clear deep amber with a near white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has sweet grains and clove with some bitters and light cherry underlying. Flavor has a good amount of clove, cherry, sweet grains and a rye backbone. shawnmurphy (666) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2017
Big bottle, caged and corked, poured into a small Westvleteren snifter. Chestnut colored, slightly cloudy, next to no head or lacing; just a little bit of soap-suds-looking lacing left on the side of the glass. Aroma is sweet cinnamon, cloves, rye malt, light brown sugar, nutmeg and caramel. Flavor is all of the above, in addition to: toffee, raisins, dates, figs, prunes, ripe plums, dried Granny Smith apples, maraschino cherries, dried orange peels, vanilla, coconut, yeasty bread, and a charred Pig Whistle bourbon barrel at the back-end, with a few dashes of Angostura bitters. Rich, savory mouthfeel. At 12.8 percent alcohol, it’s an easily sipped beer; just pace yourself. I have to admit that I was skeptical at first, thinking it was gimmicky, but I had trust in this brewery to make good beer (beyond their 12-ounce pedestrian line), so I bought a pricey bottle to try it out. And, for the most part, I’m glad I did. While I still prefer the actual cocktail, this is likely as spot-on of a beer representation that I could hope for. I applaud the brewers for going out on a limb with their creativity – and execution. jflopsu (1862) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2017
Pours a dark brown / ruby red. A strong cinnamon and nutmeg aroma. A sweet flavor of citrus, orange, winter spices and some rye - almost a bit like an old fashioned. A lingering bitter aftertaste. Beerhunter111 (23265) - Beerland, GERMANY - FEB 14, 2017
Sampled @ BKL 2017. Trübes orange braunes Bier. Geruch nach Kräutern, Gewürze, süß, Anis, Jägermeister. Geschmack nach Zimt, Gewürze, Karamell, Kekse, Jägermeister, sehr interessant. SinH4 (6566) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 11, 2017
Bottle. Murky brown color with no head. Aroma is orange peel, angostura, vanilla, caramel - quite close to an Old Fashioned. Taste is chocolate, vanilla, caramel, again orange peel and angostura, Spekulatius. Nice stuff!