tympanic (168) - New York, New York, USA - APR 10, 2013
Everyone already covered all the bases about the spices and scented candles. A little flat, otherwise tasty. Congrats to Stone on the epic journey. dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - APR 8, 2013
Pours black with a thin tan head. Intense aroma of spices. Clove, All spice, cinnamon. It is a little too intense for my liking. It's like drinking a scented candle.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 8, 2013
Bottle at Morizuya, KinosakiOnsen - shared with Mette. Clear dark brown - white head. Holy shit a lot of spices. Cardemom. Fruity. Roasted. Ryebread. Honey sweet and spicy dark bread. Piley notes. Light phenolic. Far too spicy.
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Brown bottle, 1 pint 6 ounces, via Luc Bourbonnière (merci!), savoured on April 7 2013; eye: black, opaque, tiny sheet of brown head, no lacing; nose: nutmeg, anise, all spice, pumpkin spiced; mouth: nutmeg, anise, all spice, roasted barley, burnt barley, alcohol, soy sauce, pumpkin spices, dry finale in roasted barley with presence of alcohol, medium-full body, average carbonation, lightly harsh texture; overall: fine
Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 6 onces, via Luc Bourbonnière (merci!), savourée le 7 avril 2013; œil : noire, opaque, petite couverture de mousse brune, pas de dentelle; nez : muscade, anis, tout-épices, épices à citrouille; bouche : muscade, anis, tout-épices, orge torréfiée, orge brûlée, alcool, sauce soya, épices à citrouille, finale sèche en orge torréfiée avec présence d’alcool, corps moyen-corsé, carbonatation moyenne, plutôt amère, texture légèrement rugueuse; en résumé : bien Scopey (14972) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2013
Bottle thanks to Nick at CP&K. It pours near black with a medium tan head. The nose is smoke, bonfire, earth, spice (particularly cinnamon), treacle, touch of soy sauce and some dark fruit. The taste is pretty spicy, earth, wood, earth, touch of bitter chocolate, soy sauce, decent bitterness, warming alcohol, roasted malt and toast with a dry, spicy finish. Medium-full body and moderate carbonation. Interesting, but ultimately I don’t find it that drinkable.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - APR 4, 2013
22oz bottle. Dark brown almost black with a foamy tan head. Aroma of pie spice, chocolate, anise and some alcohol. Flavor is chocolate malt, spicy yeast esters, light bitterness and no alcohol. Medium body with a soft mouth feel. Pretty good beer, fairly spicy but not overly so. Foxbush (2039) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2013
22oz bottle The Epic poured a clear dark reddish brown nearly black with a small brown head. This is a very different ale. The nose picks up cloves and cinnamon. The ale is medium bodied with soft carbonation. There are flavors of caramel, allspice, cinnamon, and clove. I also noted some dark chocolate. The finish lingers in your mouth with the dominate cloves. This is definitely an interesting beverage, but the spices obscure beer like flavors.
Jow (3951) - New York, USA - APR 3, 2013
Tap at Stagshead. Pours deep porter like brown with purplish head. Nice nose of Christmas spices. Tastes of super yeast, cloves, peppercorns, all spice, ginger, peaches, figs, and a whole lotta root beer. Quite delicious dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 3, 2013
Pours thick and black with a thick brown head. The nose is heavy chocolate, anise, pumpkin, and graham crackers. The taste is heavy sweet and heavy bitter with the bitter dominating the end. The texture is creamy yet becomes astringent and dry, the body is medium and the finish is long.
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Clearing backlog. No comments. Apologies, future ratings will have detail.
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