kerenmk (4664) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks eyes_wide_shut and YK23. Pours murky brown with tan wave. Aroma of fenugreek, yam, sweet spices and some anise. Malty and tad dry taste, potato and wood bark. Light body, bonefire-baked potato finish. Good.
DSG (13957) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks eyes_wide_shut and YK23. Deep red color. Aroma of a bit of pumpkin, verbena and some more spices, malt and hints of chocolate. Sweetish flavor with malt, some pumpkin, caramel, spices and herbs and a bit of roasty notes. Finishes drier. Medium-bodied. Not bad and pretty interesting.
madmitch76 (24287) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11th December 2011
Clear dark red - brown beer. Good pale tan head. Light fresh crispy palate. A refreshing strong citrus is a suprise coming off a dark beer! Lemongrass and a touch of lime. A cream - soda kinda cream vanilla. Minerals. Semi dry finish. Refreshing.
Ibrew2or3 (8557) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours clear brown with ruby red hues and a semi loose tan head of foam. The aroma offers up a little bit of dark roasted malts and coffee flowing into ginger-ish sort of herbal notes and a berry sensation. The taste moves from moderately roasted malts and then to a bit of berry, cherry and raisin fruitiness. Above that is a sort of spicy woodnote and maybe some ginger root. At times it seems a little chocolate like and coconut cut with very thin lemon peel like notes. Pretty nice but it seems to struggle to hold all of the flavors together.
AirForceHops (7044) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another year old bottle sitting at Ryan and Casey Liquors Greenfield, MA. Paid $3.75 for a 12 oz. bottle. Got it because I missed it when originally released. Pours a dark brown color with no head at all. Aroma is very herbal with ginger, sweet potato and the odd spices that that bottle speaks of. Similar to a pumpkin beer, yet has a sweet potato yam flavor without question. Not bad for the age. I would say this may have diminished just a bit after all this time. Glad I had a chance to try it.
PotjeBier (3100) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from Mega Liqour 8, Alhambra, CA. Brown color. Off white head (not much). Aroma’s: (sweet) herbs, slightly medicinal, verbena?, slightly toasted. Flavor is roasted, medium sweet, herbal. Light bodied. Finishes with a herbal bitterness. Interesting for sure.
b3shine (8734) - Indiana, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to snifter. Looks good; a fairly opaque brownish-black with fluffy light neigh head that dissipates into lacing fairly quickly. Smells of pumpkin, spices, and citrus. Tastes like it smells with an. Average mouthfeel. Interesting, and not in a bad way.
dfearnley (2030) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355mL bottle to taster
Nutmeg, chocolate, pumpkin, yam, roots, ginger, and toasted malts. Clear amberish red with a thin creamy tan head. Very gingery pumpkin with some bitterness. Mouthfeel is silky and smooth.
Ferris (14770) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Toasted malts, chocolate and spices. Complex but sweet and pleasant nose much like gingerbread. Dark brown and clear with a off white head. Pumpkin, molasses and gingerbread. Mellow bitterness, a great dark pumpkin beer.
SDalkoholic (2375) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JAN 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Stone Brewing in South Park: Poured a dark amber hue with a tiny formation of foam head. The aroma was phenomenal with a pure scent of herbs perhaps sage, and has an abundant aroma of roast coffee bean or strong fragrant black tea. As for the drink, a smooth and well balanced blend of unknown flavors probably due to the foreign ingredients such as fenugreek, lemon verbena, and birch bark really make this an easily quaffable beer yet a flavorful and memorable beer recipe. Although, it does come across as a little watery in the finish, it still leaves behind a roasted aftertaste and in itself is a truly unique concept.