corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Pours a hazy dark amber/copper color with a one finger beige head that slowly fades into a lasting ring. Sporadic spotty lacing left behind.
Earthy, leathery malt aroma with an odd syrupy medicinal presence along with some dark fruit and heavy spices. Hints of nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla bean followed by cherry juice, plum and raspberry.
Medium bodied wih a dry, medicinal flavor along with a heavy vanilla and spice presence. Lots of dark fruit and sweet caramel malt sweetness with notes of hazelnut, toffee, raspberry, cherry juice and lots of vanilla. Floral/potpourri like with zesty cinnamon and clove spiciness. Really weird combination of flavors. Not bad but a few ounces was more than enough for me. tia (2226) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Bottle from J Emerson. Copper with nice head and lacing. Smells like raisin bread and maybe a little like play doh. Very sweet, almost like cream soda. Creamy bodied, too. A little bitter/sour creeps in at the end. ludhaber (126) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2015
March madness 2015. This is for the 2008 version. So this has aged quite a bit. The aroma is complex with limited hops but interesting malt, vanilla and caramel. The taste is smooth but getting toward the wine side at this age. The spices are very well blended into the overall flavor. Theydon_Bois (19510) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2015
Keg at Mamacitas, Asheville - wating for WW to open, 17/02/15 2014 beer.
Clear chestnut brown with a decent off white covering.
Nose is malt, dark fruit rinds, toasted brown sugar, light spice, biscuit.
Taste comprises light cocoa rub, spice, cinammon, caramel.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Ok inoffensive offering. aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2015
This is a very dark beer that is good on cold nights. Has a distinct malty taste. Good aroma and a creamy head. Nice palate with great overall taste. Well done.
kayres (888) - , Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Pours a very clear copper brown with a thin tan head. Medium bodies smooth. Malty fruity aroma. Sweet toasted malt with a bit of a berry finish?
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From a bottle shared by Dan. Pours ruby brown with a fizzy off white head. Tastes like sweet dried fruit, sweet malt, toast, bready. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like dried fruits, roasted malt, and sweet chocolate. sonnycheeba (5988) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear ruby brown with creamy off-white head. Aroma is bready and cereal malts, mixed berries, faint toast, and faint floral notes. Flavor is dry malt base with some dark fruit sweetness, light hops, and faint spice. Medium body and carbonation. RobertDale (6477) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 24, 2014
22 ounce bottle. Pours reddish brown with an average tan head. Aroma of malt, spice, and vanilla. Taste is malt, spice, vanilla, and caramel. I thought this was not too spicy. Enjoyed the vanilla. Tasty. gerbewa (253) - - DEC 19, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2014 Vince bought me a growler from beverage world. Interesting beer. Not sure how to describe. Spice herb vegetable mix. Odd. Hmm.