ironcontra (493) - ATL, Georgia, USA - DEC 13, 2017
kinda imbalanced , the cinnamon is a cool touch but they really peppered that in Suttree (6521) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 6, 2017
On tap at Northshore Casual Pint. pitch black, with a bit of brown foam. Look, it taste exactly like you think it would. Vanilla, chocolate, lightly fruity. Nicely heavy. Nice stuff! nearbeer (5636) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 29, 2017
500 ml. bottled 11.07.2017. Jet black with a sugary sponge of foam on top. Mild nose of graham flour, coffee and maybe a bit of cinnamon. Flavor steps it up a bit with cinnamon, coffee with cream and biscuit. Raisin shows in the finish and sticks around with the cinnamon and cream to pull the cookie theme together in subsequent sips. Medium-heavy bodied with smooth medium carbonation. Gets a little sticky after a few ounces, but has a decent balance and no hint of the abv. aracauna (3692) - Georgia, USA - NOV 22, 2017
Well named. Something like gingerbread or Biscoff throughout. A little on the sweet side and bitterness is fairly forward. A good beer in small amounts. DSG (15301) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 22, 2017
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks troubles. Black with a tan head. Lots of cinnamon, caramel, a bit of vanilla, some cookies, some chocolate, raisins, sweet, medium-bodied.
zvikar (6519) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUL 18, 2017
At Max Place, pours black with a beige head, aroma of fruits, chocolate, caramel, flavor is slightly bitter and sweet with lots of Cinnamon, cookies, medium bodied cobaink2 (814) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2017
Bottle from total wine Raleigh nc. Does gave that oatmeal coockie taste. Has a bit of lactose and rasin and cinnamon that really rounds it out. Not really sweet which I quite like. Drink this all day if I had more. ClarkVV (6893) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 25, 2017
Draught at the Avenue, 12/9/16. nimbleprop (8815) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 6, 2017
Dark mahogany-to-ebony, seems to be of high clarity, with a light-tan head atop showing moderate retention.
Lactic acidity mixes with sweet toffee and caramel in the nose, as raisin puree-like notes and light plum/prune provide deeper complexity. Soft vanilla, sweetbread and a bit of ashy roast dot the finish, with no alcohol or flaw. Pretty cohesive, though a bit on the dry/acidic/fruity side, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
The flavor is more enjoyable than the nose, IMO, with soft, sticky, caramel-toffee-raisin-like malt flavors mixing with moderate amounts of lactose to give a dry, lightly acidic character that is complemented by more dark fruits and a strong roast character that gives the impression of creme brulee, on the finish. Light breadiness, moderate acidity and caramel linger nicely and the beer never gets too sweet, roasty or boozy, a big problem for many/most imperial stouts. Really nice use of lactose here, mostly because it’s used in moderation. Surprisingly drinkable for a beer of its size.
50cl bottle pours a muddy black with some tan head. Nose has some malt, licorice, black pepper, cinnamon sticks, a little clove, chocolate, Dr Pepper. Flavor has more of the same, cola, chocolate, licorice, spice, cinnamon, vanilla, some graham cracker. Full bodied and sweet, but fairly drinkable too. Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2016
Poured black, brown at edges, slight head. Aroma was milk chocolate, cinammon, vanilla, faint fruit. Flavor matched - and spectacularly well. The flavors all worked in perfect combination with each other, and the body was just pure silk. Loved this, and I usually shy away from spiced brews.