chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2011
draft at the party... not a huge fan of cinnamon so I might be a bit clouded but this beer just didn’t work for me, too spicy Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2011
This poured a dark brown to black color with a miniscule tan head. Aroma was lots of roast, dark coffee and some light spice too. Flavor was sweeter than expected, but still lots of coffee and the cinnamon sticks are noticed as well. Bourbon is subdued but still there. Nice. Koelschtrinker (20399) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 2, 2011
Säuerlicher, stark holziger Beginn, ausgewogen, wenig malzig. Im Verlauf flacher, dafür nimmt das Malz etwas zu. Weiterhin säuerlich, ungewöhnlich. Nicht schlecht aber doch etwas komisch. 9/9/9/9/10/9
callmemickey (4543) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Dark brown/black body. No signs of a head or lacing.
S: Coffee! Dark roasted coffee grounds. Some licorice, chocolate, and generic roasted malts.
T: Fairly one dimensional. Just a shit ton of roasted coffee grounds with only a hint of licorice and chocolate.
M: Medium-full bodied. Some boozy astringency.
O: The one dimensional flavor profile gets in the way of things here. The coffee was just way to assertive for my liking. riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2011
Black patent malt, ashy, light tart, barrely notes, cinamon, artificla sweetener. Gross coffee. Black pour, thin bibbly ring/head. Dark fruit, black patent malt - acrid roast, vanilla, bourbon, fake vanilla notes. Kind of interesting. Lingering vanilla and coffee notes. Light burnt cinamon throughout. Not bad at all really.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Thanks as always to StFun for the thoughtful, generous brew selection. Kind of an odd one. Certainly looks the part, with a dark frothy pour, some modest sediment, and super stickiness evident in the glass. But from the first encounter with the aroma this one’s tweaked in ways both good and not so good. Strong pepper and spice in the nose, sharp wood notes and roasts. Taste, however, recalled a wheatwine for me in a lot of ways. But stout characteristics would rise up, with a strong cinnamon accompaniment, even as coffee strains to break thru. Dried tart cherries in there too, kind of a weird one. durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 26, 2011
Bottle generously (as always) shared by JCB. Pours nearly black with a light tan head. Nose is earthy, coffee, and chocolate. Cinnamon and cedar. Taste is a bit of a mouthful of cinnamon at first, but other notes come around. Interesting, but not one to drink a pint of, I’d say. emacgee (4676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 27, 2011
Shared by JCB. Pours dark black with one finger of tan head. Spicy nose with cedar/woody notes and some chocolate. Rich caramel and cinnamon with notes of chocolate and coffee. Heavy mouthfeel TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Bottle, thanks Jason! This was strange. I found it to be very peppery, spicy wood (maybe cedar?), some black cherry. A bit of bitterness from the coffee, and the cinnamon may be there but it just add to the messiness. Not a big fan. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2011
Bomber, #86/156. Poured medium-deep, ruddy brown with a short, but long-lived dense tan head. The aroma picked up cold toddy, but with a seemingly syrupy consistency.. cinnamon sticks, vanilla, and a pinch of nutmeg surrounded.. warmth brought out some of the bourbon character, and it inexplicably worked (sweet, peppery, and lightly earthy, and playing well with the underlying brew).. the bourbon also brightened things up a bit.. I enjoyed the kiss of cinnamon. The flavor opened with a hit of tart, almost metallic bourbon, with slow, slick, bitter roasted coffee sliding onto the core.. cinnamon, vanilla, sweet bourbon, and spicy oak danced around the tongue.. tacky and muddled on the back-end, with a lot of sweet bourbon, coffee, and a mess of spices.. all in all it was still tasty stuff. Medium-bodied at most on the palate, and slick (until it got tacky in the end).. I’m glad they used the cinnamon in there, but unfortunately the rest of the ingredients/techniques only sort of worked together. I’d still drink this whenever possible.