bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - MAY 17, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2005 on tap: looked just like the picture to the left, however i dont think the head was that nice? served way too cold, killing what little nose and flavor this beer has. slightly hop nose and same slight hop/malt flavors. much like a fat tire. but maybe a notch above. somewhat thin. easy to drink and refreshing. expected a little more from this.
I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled poolside, Sqway Valley Ski Resort May 2nd, 2004. 75 degrees in the shade. This beer has more flavor than in many ’amber’ beers. No head and non dimemo aftertaste are almost made up by the carmel apple maltiness of this brew.
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2004
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Alright, what's the difference between and altbier and a bock? Malty and fruity with a slightly sour finish. Good enough that I ordered a second, but more out of lack of selection. Thought this was a bock (similiar but not as good as Dead Man's).
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 13, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep amber with a really nice head. Aromas are nutty and sweet with some anise in the background. A good firm body with some nice mild noble hop flavor. Great session beer.
BBB63 (6051) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 11, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep amber hue with fizzy off-white disappearing head and no lace. The aroma has a large sweet caramel tone along with hazelnut, buttered biscuit, floral hops, and barnyard yeast esters. The taste starts with a plum like fruity tone and those sweet malts detected on the nose. A nice bitterness shines through more towards the midsection. Nutty and sweet final finish. The mouthfeel is moderately full and lively. An above average Amber Ale. If you like caramel malts, you will like this beer. Thanks JSquire for the brew.
Jayson2425 (167) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - APR 11, 2004
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2004 If i moved to alaska it would probably be because of this beer. Very good taste, and it is smooth. First beer i have had from alaskan brewing company and want more.
Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - APR 5, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy, deep amber colour with a tan head. Nutty, malt aroma with lots of caramel. Smooth, buttery malt flavor with a bit of spice in the back of the throat. Minimal bitterness, full bodied.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 3, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wonderful malt aroma, clear amber color, smooth malt taste, little bit of a nut finish and a little bitter at the end. This was nice but when I had it in Alaska it was near top rated stuff
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours deep amber with a quickly diminishing head and lively carbonation. Lightly roasted malts greet the nose. I get a grassy/oat tinge as well. Immediate hop kick on first sip quickly giving way to a malty aftertaste. A slight sweet grain flavor on finishing. Lacks good lacing, fairly full bodied. Tiz a good Alt.
OD40oz (773) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - MAR 30, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is some really good stuff. It is nice and smooth with a good aftertaste. I would definitely buy this again if I could get it here.