Butters (4049) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma makes me think of chili peppers, but its actually the cinnamon I think. Fresh Coffee beans and vanilla show up on the front of the flavor. The cinnamon has a strong showing on the middle, and finishes with cocoa. Not as enjoyable as last year.
Ron (3792) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with big tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, and peppers. Taste of peppers, chocolate, malt, and coffee. This medium bodied brew has so much going on but in a good way. I enjoyed these Reunion Ales.
TheBeerGod (6126) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Murky, opaque dark brown with a foamy tan head. Strong cinnamon and coffee in the nose followed with cocoa, toasted malt and vanilla notes. Taste is also strong cinnamon, robust coffee, chocolate, dusty cocoa, light vanilla, toasted malt, candy and light cake notes. Body is medium with a strong bubbly carbonation and lingering cinnamon spiciness. Ends with more abundant cinnamon, coffee, toasted malt, dark chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, candy notes and light cake.
ads135 (4342) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shmaltz makes their name from producing creative, complex and ultimately tasty beers and this is no different. Definitely has some vanilla aroma and the cocoa and cinnamon comes through in the aftertaste.
JHeath99 (1676) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - DEC 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Lazy Dog. Pours dark brown with a nice layer of light tan head. Aroma of coffee and spice. Taste of dankness and coffee.
bhensonb (14622) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours dark ruddy copper (against strong light) with a foamy tan head. Aroma is primarily coffee/chocolate. Med + body. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, cinnamon. Hint of vanilla. Pretty tasty drink. Finishing towards dry, and coffee bitter.
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not bad at all, even quite good. There's a lot going on here, but the complexity sways between symphony and cacophony. That said I like it.
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wlajwl (6148) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is chocolate, malts and strong spices/cinnamon, almost bordering on curry. The flavor is chocolate, coffee, cinnamon, malts, mild spice/heat and an acidic/slightly sour finish.
Pailhead (6539) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate chocolate, molasses, cinnamon, vanilla, and light roasted coffee. As it warms, the coffee notes increase quite a bit. It pours a dark brown with some orange transparency when held to the light. It has a small beige head that quickly fades to a thin film. There is a good amount of thin webbing on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of chocolate and caramel. The finish has moderate roasted coffee, light vanilla, and cinnamon. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel. Overall, initially it smelled like it was going to be way too sweet, but as it warmed the coffee became more prominent and I enjoyed it much more. It has the flavor profile of a coffee Stout more than an American Strong Ale.
Ratman197 (14070) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
\Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of coffee, tobacco, cinnamon, vanilla and light cocoa. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of coffee, tobacco, light cinnamon and light cocoa with a smooth lingering coffee finish.