drjay44 (2772) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2013
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
750 ml. caged and corked. Alcohol 6.2% per the label. Despite extensive gusher precautions, a blowout occurred. After the initial explosion, pours almost 100% beige foam, which rapidly collapses into a hazy brown (SRM25) body......nose is redolent of band-aide, with hints of malts.....taste is almost entirely band-aide phenolics ......mouth feel medium, highly astringent, carbonation makes a foamy mouthful. This is quite easily the worst commercial infection in my experience. Given the number of gushers noted I wonder about their sanitation in this batch. This bottle is awful and is a drain pour. BJCP 1/1/2/2/2
brokensail (11854) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 4, 2013
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Gusher. Black pour with a khaki head. Ugh. Smells like hot dogs and pennies. Sour, metallic, and smokey. Bandaids, lemon, and grass. Unpleasant flavor of pennies, smoke, bandaids, and meat. Hot dog, ash, lemon sourness, and some grass.
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is very dark brown, almost murky in appearance. Its aroma is sweet and roasted, slightly spiced and so reminds me almost of a Dunkelweizen, but with a heavier, sweeter, Belgian edge. Itís a little numb on the palate, but still offers soft, smooth, roasted flavors. Overall, itís somewhat porter-like in constitutionÖ but with a distinctive yeast character.
hopdog (9270) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - GUSHER ALERT. The Wesley beer. Black pour with a rather large sized head that took forever to settle. Yeast, roast, some spiciness, and earthy. Blah.
BigHoss (171) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2013
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
From a large bottle,pours a very dark brown with a large brown head. I smell dried dark fruits, yeast, and some spice. I taste the same with a bitter after taste that takes away from it, a hoppy after taste would been much better. I must I am very disappointed in this.
dyetube (1218) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Choice Beverages in McKinney. Pours black with a this tan head. The aromas are malt, light milk chocolate. The mouthfeel is slightly dry and roasty with a medium body and good carbonation. Cheers!
Ratman197 (10328) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of roasted malt, yeast, spice and toffee. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, roasted malt, spice, light vanilla and light yeast with a smooth lingering spiced toffee finish. Donít know how this got entered as a Altbier my bottle said Belgian Black Ale.
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2013
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Brown color with a gigantic tan head, just like the head you get when a beer is infected. The aroma has some nuttyness and caramel as well as a ton of burning from the carbon dioxide. The flavor is not too good. There is a bit of caramel and cocoa but there is also a lot of rubber that really ruins the beer. Thin mouthfeel and extremely high, prickly carbonation.
degbert (1226) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours an opaque black with a high, beige head. Nose is odd -- bacon, cedar/mothballs, and a slight roasty note. The first blast on the palate is medicinal -- itís followed by sage, rubber, and a touch of instant coffee. Finish is long and bitter. This is weird, and to paraphrase Inigo Montoya, "I do not think that beer tastes like how you meant it to taste:.
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle:   Either this is infected, or overcarbonated as the bubbles in the glass are insane, the head is billowing over the glass, and the aroma is of burnt bike tire air.   Acrid roastiness on the tongue, bike tire air too.   Reminds me of really bad Sake yeast.   I donít think I can do this one... after a few sips, either its a really piss poor example of an Alt (one that is supposed to be a Black Alt?), or its infected.   I struggle to think that the acrid bike tire air aroma and flavor was intended.   Due for a re-rate to confirm this is not what was intended.