Beerhunter111 (23281) - Beerland, GERMANY - DEC 4, 2017
Sampled @ Billie's Craft Beer Fest 2017. A dark brown beer with a huge good lasting tan head. Aroma of sweet chocolate, cookies caramelish malt, Pumpkin. Taste of sweet chocolate, liquorice, sweet wood, 6,Pumpkin. BadAprilia1000 (435) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2017
Pours a dark dark red color with a decent dark cappuccino head that dissipates fairly quickly. Aroma is spice forward, nutmeg and clove primarily, with caramel, ginger snap cookies, sweet cinnamon, maybe the weakest note of vanilla. Taste is warmer than the nose with the same nutmeg upfront but the caramel gets nice and thick with sweet notes of vanilla, cinnamon, and ginger snaps in the middle to balance out the slightly bitter finish. This is a great beer hitting notes most brewers don't try for, definitely one for a cold winter afternoon. Kampfar (296) - Osnabrück, GERMANY - OCT 5, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2017 From 0.33 L bottle, pours black with a brown head. Medium to full body. Aroma is some chocolate, spicy dark chocolate. Taste is malty, dried fruits, spicy, a little bit hot, very slightly bitter. willisread (3805) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 30, 2017
Bottle from Trader Joe's. Pours a deep, oily black with a half a finger of beige foam that dissipates quickly. Lovely chai nose: cardamom, clove and nutmeg dominate. Chocolate, umami on the palate. Nice thickness, but not quite chewy. Spice is well-balanced. Hmmm....You know, it's hard to rate. I like it, but one bottle is enough....still well-executed. kraddel (9337) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2017
Sampled at VCBF 2017. Thnx for sharing Tim and Eugene ! Pours very dark brown, not much head. Smell is cinnamon, mild coffee. Taste is full, coffee, mild lactose. OK.
tderoeck (10639) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2017
11/VI/17 - on tap @ Vleteren Craft Beer Festival - BB: n/a (2017-862) Thanks to 77ships and kraddel for sharing today’s beers!androman (2967) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2017
Clear reddish brown beer, creamy beige head, pretty stable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of chai indeed, cinnamon, caramel, cookies, ginger bread. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: lots and lots of spices, cinnamon, caramel, sugary. Aftertaste: lots of spices, some chocolate, soft roast, pretty sweet, lovely stuff!
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2017 On tap at VCBF17, Belgium. Nose is cocoa, cinnamon, coconut, chocolate. Body is pitch black, head is very small, beige, frothy, fully diminishing, fair lacing. Aroma is cinnamon, chocolate, cocoa, toffee. Light sweet, medium to heavy bitter. Finish is long lasting chocolate medium bitter. Medium body, dry texture, nearly flat carbonation. Easy dessert beer, very tasty, great one. BigMomma (250) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUN 11, 2017
@VCBF. Really special and complex nose. Spices, fresh, tea. Not much roast of real malt flavors imo. Mouthfeel is quite watery. The spices dominate both aroma and flavor. Special and interesting to taste, but not really interesting to drink frequently. shadey (2171) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 26, 2017
12oz Bottle. Oily black pour with minimal dark tan head. Aroma is super rich and mildly spiced. Body is full and delicious. The flavors are like nothing I’ve tasted and very interesting. DuffMan (10772) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 14, 2017
Bottle, shared by phantomhennes on game night. Dark brown, beige head. Dark chocolate and sweet spices, creamy mouthfeel. The spices are not overdone, which is nice.