TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Pours a deep almost black with a medium creamy tan head. Aroma of apple, cinnamon, smoked malt, cherries and lightly roast malt. Flavor of apples, cinnamon, toast and roasted nuts. GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Tap at CK for the release. Actually drank this with Sam Calagione no effing joke. Full haze deep ruby to black pour. Medium tan foam with okay lacing. Nose is really quite nice- savory, ancho chilies, roast, cinnamon, some umami coming in. Taste is drained, very thin, easy to drink but a bit minerally/chalky. Palate aerated, a bit overcarbonated. Travlr (24667) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Draft at Churchkey. Chatted with Sam Calagione about this one. He said they added burning apples directly to the kettle, raising a huge plume of steam. Must have been something to see. Got chicory and burnt coffee in the aroma and the flavor. Didn’t detect much in the way of apples. Still a tasty beer. Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Serving: Draft at the brewpub. It pours a very dark brown color. Slight soapy taste with a strong roasted bitterness. Slightly oily on the palate. There is a good bit of lingering earthiness. Decent. MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2012
brewpub tap. dark sepia, moderate beige head. Autumnal nose: wet earth, leafy, dusty roast. Wish it was more potent. Sweeter flavor shows chocolate and roast before the creamy marshmallow finish. Coating despite light body, very creamy.
RABinCO (1511) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. Pours deep, dark drown with a slight tan head. Sweet, roasty aroma with a hint of chocolate and coffee. Taste is smooth chocolate and coffee with a roasted malt aftertaste. Very easy drinking.