chibuck (3521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2011
bottle, 2011 batch.. dark brown with a bit of amber, hardly any head, a bit of thin ring only covering half the glass remains... the aroma gives me a pause, lots of pause, sadly, has a lotion aloe backbone mixed with a touch of spice and brown sugar, not a nice combo... the taste is just more of the aroma but its lighter, still a lot of lotion, chalk, aloe finish, the yeast on this just kills this beer nimbleprop (8792) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 26, 2011
Sampled at the DC Ratebeer Gathering. Pours a hazy, mahogany amber with one ring of white head. Big ginger nose, spices, nutmeg, sweet, candy sugar. Flavor is spicy, sweet, candy, sugary, sweet potato, ginger, white pepper. Full bodied, sticky sweet finish. craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Thanks to ryan for this one. Rich purple brown pour with a small head. Nose and flavor bring forth a delightful dark fruit profile with plum, fig, raisin, and some cinnamon/nutmeg spice. Hides the alcohol beautifully. Quite good. Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Bottle shared by ryan. Pours hazy amber with tiny floaties. Medium sized creamy tan head. Aroma of big spicy notes including nutmeg, citrus peel and spruce along with bread and caramel notes. The taste is spice, caramel, bread, chocolate, candi sugar and cinnamon. Medium-full bodied. Just a tad bit overspiced but still a good beer. MrChopin (4305) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2011
very dark nut brown, thin cream head, small Bubbled, lasting. Nose clashes with cinnamon and sage, light chocolate and light pepper. Flavor is light rye, chocolate, plum, bit of paper through end. Sticky, soft body.
oteyj (2138) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Brown sugar and molasses, raisin, booze, and slightly oxidized sugary dough, sporting a medium to full sugary palate and a syrupy finish. Pretty yummy. GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 8, 2011
750mL thanks to ryan. Pour is a clear, deeper amber with a small yellowish head. Looks deep mahogany. Nose is intense lemon and lime with fresh flowers. Taste is sweeter with powerful lemon/lime character. Not sure what it up here but not a big fan. As it warms it gains some sweeter malt character but still lemon/lime centric. Decent. BeerandBlues2 (13869) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Bottle shared by ryan. Pours clear brown with a medium, fizzy light tan head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is floral and citrus malt, medium fruity esters, tropical fruits, light caramel and toast malt, light farmhouse yeast notes. Flavor is vinous and fruity esters, light spicy alcohol, dates, caramel and toast malt, light alcohol, some sour notes with a dry finish. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation. Ughsmash (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 6, 2011
750mL bottle, June 2007 bottling. Poured deeper garnet with a short, tight-bubbled beige head. The aroma picked up pineapples and black pepper-laden fruit upfront, with darker fruit and a hint of honey beneath.. some subtle oxidation worked fairly well.. a little banana as it warmed up.. came across sweet, but it was very enjoyable. The flavor was very sweet, with dark fruits, bananas, and a touch of bready character leading.. lots of yeast around, with peppery notes and nice dusty stuff.. finished with a lot of sugars, but in a very good way.. tasty and well-balanced. Medium-plus bodied and fairly sweet on the palate, but the yeast worked wonders.. excellent stuff! deyholla (12439) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Bottle shared by Sean, thanks! Poured a cloudy brown with a grayish brown head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was full of butterscotch with a sweet grain and slight underlying herb and spice note. Flavor was similar with sweet grains, butterscotch and toffee with a bit of an alcohol burn.