JaBier (8307) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2017
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of malt, cinnamon, ginger, smoke and banana. Malt and maple flavor giving way to vanilla and banana before a roasty finish. adancer (13) - - DEC 5, 2017
Extremely flavorful beer, currently on tap at Slater’s 50/50. Dark, low top, and beautiful.
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Big bottle. Black with small off white head. Fall and winter spice nose, lots if it. Taste is sweet and slightly syrupy. Also lots of spices with nutmeg and similar spices. Full body. Ate it with pumpkin pie, and was perfect. Very good . fiulijn (21399) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2017
Draught at Bells & Whistles, Vancouver, 16oz, 9% ABV Gerbeer (4047) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2017
Black color with compact head that quickly fades into a small brownish collar. Mild aroma, caramel, winter spices, kinda boring though. The mouthfeel is not very strong nor particularly sweet, the alcohol feels stronger than the announced 9%, light caramel flavor, no malt depth, and then moderate winter spice (I may sense some star anise), liquorice; short and boozy final.
Arrogant beer, pretentious, but nothing special.
On tap. Pours a dark reddish brown with moderate head. Aromas of nutmeg, cloves, sugar and lightly smoked malts. Flavours follow same with additional cinnamon and dark malty sugars.
Tide (4492) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 17, 2017
Bottle from bottle shop. Dark brown color, beige head. Bittersweet taste with roasted malts, dark fruits, toffee, chocolate, nuts and vanilla. Bittersweet finish with roasted malts, dark fruits, toffee, spices, vanilla, chocolate and a bit of coffee. Very nice imperial stout. alexsdad06 (10938) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2017
Draft to snifter at Dutch's from recent notes. Pours a dark cola brown color with a small beige head. In short, this is a roasty, less sweet version of Autumn Maple. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, chocolate, spices, yams, earth, some sweetness is still there but not like the original, easy drinking 10.1%, very good. magsinva (1444) - Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2017
Draft @ Pizzeria Paradiso - Pours pitch with a tan head. Sweet with a tangy clove thing. Nice! gripweed57 (2909) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2017
On tap at Blend Bar & Bistro. Dense dark brown color. Small creamy tan head. Big roasted malt nose with notes of nutmeg and cinnamon. Roasted malt flavor has all the fall spices. Not overly done though. Yams and Maple come through in middle. Full bodied and rich with woody notes in finish. Tasty! superspak (6078) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2017
750 ml bottle into snifter, bottled on 7/18/2017. Pours nearly opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of huge cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, peppercorn, allspice, yams, caramel, brown sugar, maple syrup, chocolate, cocoa, and toasted dark/brown breads; with lighter notes of coffee, smoke, vanilla, raisin, plum, fig, pear, apple, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of spices, yams, dark/roast/bready malt, and spicy/light fruity yeast notes; with great strength. Taste of huge cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, peppercorn, allspice, yams, caramel, brown sugar, maple syrup, chocolate, cocoa, and toasted dark/brown breads; with lighter notes of coffee, smoke, vanilla, raisin, plum, fig, pear, apple, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate peppery yeast spiciness and mild herbal/roast bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, peppercorn, allspice, yams, caramel, brown sugar, maple syrup, chocolate, cocoa, toasted dark/brown bread, light dark fruit, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of spices, yams, dark/roast/bready malt, and spicy/light fruity yeast flavors; with a great malt/spiciness balance, and zero acrid/astringent roast/spice flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from bitter/spiciness and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy/sticky, and slightly chalky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 9%. Overall this is an excellent fruit/spiced imperial stout. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of spices, yams, dark/roast/bready malt, and spicy/light fruity yeast flavors; very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV, with the balanced spicy/drying finish. A very unique variation on the base beer. Definitely more spice heavy and less slick/dark on malt sweetness. Not as dense on body. More spicy and less fruity on the Belgian yeast. Doesn't totally feel like a true imperial stout; but you get nice clean chocolate/cocoa roast flavors from the Midnight wheat, with great balance of the spices/yams. A very enjoyable offering.