wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - DEC 19, 2011
bottle courtesy of beernbourbon, thanks for the early shot at this beer! wow! this is a big surprise here- non barrelled imopy stout from a brand new brewery, and its friggin solid!!! the pour is beautiful. very viscous body, dark brown cascading head, tons of consistant and fine mocha colored lacing in the glass, top notch looks wise. the aroma is slightly dusty and subdued, i get tons of fresh coffee even though its not mentioned as an ingredient. i think its a combo of the big and rich other 3 C’s in the beer. now, the taste is just right on point. huge amounts of sweet chocolate and cinnamon, and a nice smooth and subtle heat from the anchos. this is a very nice beer, well made using some fun ingredients but not over done. terrific offering! cheers! jandd1983 (4544) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - DEC 10, 2011
It poured a dark color with a brown head. The aroma was malty, chocolatey, with some vanilla beans, cinnamon sticks and chiles. The flavor was of cinnamon, chile, chocolate, vanilla beans and a touch of cacao nibs with some chile peppers. This was a great brew, looking forward to many more. jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 9, 2011
On draft at the brewpub. Pours black with a nice thick tan head. Aroma is Sweet malts, cinnamon, chocolate, nutmeg and peppers. Flavor is cinnamon, chile peppers, chocolate, vanilla and a touch of roasted malts and coffee. Medium bodied with a spicy finish. Really getting excited about this brewery. beernbourbon (1600) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - DEC 8, 2011
Tap and bottle - very comparable. Pour is pretty much black with a wonderful medium deep brown head that slowly dwindles to a small layer of rich brown satin. Aroma is loaded with sweet roasted malt, wonderful deep fruity notes, well-integrated cinnamon, light milk chocolate, a light floral note, and a hint of mole. Flavor is so incredibly smooth and complex. Loaded with lightly roasted malt, light chocolate, light coffee, wonderful fruity complexity, subtle-but-present cinnamon, a touch of vanilla, light cocoa powder, and a very late sting in the back of my throat that lingers for a while. No alcohol detectable at all. I’m trying not to be too much of a homer here, but this is really really good and far exceeds my expectations. This brewery has produced mostly good stuff so far with only 1 or 2 marginal beers, but this is a whole new level. So good. Damn. phaleslu (10547) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2013 Draft at the brewery. Served in a tulip- they ran out of snifters. Pours an opaque dark brown with a small brown head and lace spots. Aroma of cinnamon, chocolate, earth, nutmeg, roasted malts, light chili peppers, and brown sugar. A lot of chocolate comes out of this when it warms. Flavor of roasted malts, cocoa, cinnamon, baker’s chocolate, earth, nutmeg, winter spices, and toast. Medium-full body, with a robust, just somewhat spiced mouthfeel and roasty aftertaste. Big and spicy. Bold and rich. The body keeps getting bigger as it warms and the roasty finish mellows out. You need to try it.