The mildly hoppy aroma complements the hints of clove flavoring quite well. The taste lingers on your tongue long enough to be enjoyable without being overdone. Not overly hoppy, just enough to let you know they’re present, but not enough to have to do the roof of the mouth/tongue smack thing. It’s not a beer that I would typically buy, but I’m glad that I joined Brew 52, otherwise I would probably have never just picked one up.
By the end of the bottle, the spice-y aftertaste begins to take hold. I wonder how my breath smells to other people after drinking this? By the way, the guy on the bottle reminds me of a lot of the empty suits I see walking in the skyway during lunch hour. Classic. Re: the bottles being too big? I disagree. Just better for sharing the wealth, though my girlfriend didn’t like it much. Oh well, more for me I guess. Things could be far worse.