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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
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Let’s get some French toast! This big brew is rich & malt-forward with a complex backbone of specialty malts, spices and orange peel. Sweet, bready, caramel flavors should prevail along with hints of smoke, spice and citrus. Liquid version of a classic breakfast.

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1.6
HonusWagner (2250) - Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2017
Honestly pretty revolting, reminiscent of CCB Database Error except even sweeter with even harsher clash between the adjuncts and the underlying beer. Orange, smokiness, and spices don't blend well. B- for effort?

3.1
voyageurmike (521) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2017
Dark amber brown at the brewery, served in a tulip. An overspiced beer if there ever was one. Finish is an unpleasant bitter that lingers long unfortunately.

3.2
jsporrer (1146) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2017
Pours a dark iced tea brown with little to no head. Lightly sweet aroma of caramel and spices. Start smooth with the taste of cinnamon toast and a hint of vanilla. Smooth finish with a nice warm feel that hides the alcohol pretty well. Somewhat dry and earthy and not as flavorful as I expected. Typical Scotch ale. Enjoyable but not great.

2.8
drowland (9184) - Georgia, USA - NOV 21, 2017
11/21/17. 12oz bottle from Habersham. French toast? This beer reminds literally zero of french toast. Dark brown pour with a small tan head that sizzles away. Alcohol hits the nose strong, boozy, malty, caramel, dark fruits, cinnamon, molasses, bread. Sweet flavor, boozy, bread, toast, molasses, dark fruits, cinnamon. Not great.

3.5
rumproasts (6052) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 6, 2017
bottle. Deep amber with small head. Sweet caramel and brown sugar, light peat, cinnamon and spice. Quite boozy. This is a little heavy handed. Seems like a bizarre winter warmer?

2.3
ChainGangGuy (4941) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 27, 2017
12 ounce bottle - $3.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a dark amber-brown body with a diminishing, brief, off-white head.

Smell: Redolent spices (cinnamon, nutmeg and citrus peelings are the standouts and pretty heavy on the aromatics) atop some dusky, dark malts.

Taste: Roasty, toasty malts with some smokey notes. Medium sweetness. Clumsy, excessive spicing. It's a lumbering, relentless charge of ground earthy nutmeg, chiefly, with some pops orange and cinnamon. Lingering cinnamon hint of Big Red gum and alcohol. Mercy, it's a mess!

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-light carbonation.

Overall: A prime example of how to seriously overspice a beer and forego the adage 'less is more'. I couldn't even come close to finishing it. "Liquid version of a classic breakfast." Whaaat? I certainly hope this doesn't equate a "classic breakfast" in Pennsylvania, or anywhere else, for that matter.

4.2
IrishBoy (4255) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 24, 2017
12 oz bottle from Tavour. Nose is super malty, vanilla, butterscotch, bubblegum, and cinnamon. Lightly hazy rusty red with a medium cinnamon frosted, beige head. Flavor is moderately sweet candi sugar with a hint of bitter and a lot of almost pumpkin pie spicyness and only a little alcohol warmth.

3.5
bth122 (1704) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2017
Bottle. Pours a dark brown. Aroma is cinnamon, sugar, brown sugar, caramel, nutmeg. Medium body. Warming alcohol. Average carbonation. Lots of spices in this big beer. Pretty good.

3
drfabulous (8825) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 5, 2017
12 ounce bottle. June bottling Pours brown with head that quickly disappears. Lots of spice in the nose followed by more spice. Spice bomb.No French toast here. Just a lot of spice. Let down.

3.1
ganache (6089) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2017
Bottle. Nose really heavy on the nutmeg, some cinnamon, strong alcohol. Pour light brown that approaches mahogany in the glass and picks up ruby highlights; head was an ugly yellow-tan but it only lasted about five seconds before it fizzed itself right out of existence. Full body oily and drenched in fumey, burning alcohol, though not as bad as some Russian malt liquors I've had. Big toffee-caramel, sweet and sugary without too much earth, relatively low bitterness, sweetness high and probably will cloy for some people. There's just a bit of hoppy spice there to pull it back for me, almost like a Doppelbock, but also working in concert with nutmeg and possibly imagined clove, vanilla, citrus splash. There's some fruitcake fruit in the background (red berry, cherry, plum) but you have to go hunting a bit; brown sugar and cheerful molasses closer to home. Fullish body and syrupy, though the high-level spirits tend to thin it out in the end. A fun one to drink quickly, hoo-boy! But still a big mess. [2017.09.20: 3.1]


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