elcig (37) - Oliver Springs, Tennessee, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle pours a nice light brown with a tinge of reddish hue. Aroma is primarily malt but there is a hint of something unusual with almost a woody quality to it. Flavor is primarily sweet malt with some roasted characteristics. Smooth finish with very little hops flavor. Good beer but not as flavorful as some other examples.
ARH (659) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Sweet honey aromas are noted with sweet berries and a light cinnamon, as well as a caramel malt note. Itís a deep oily clear amber with an off white, big puffy foam head that slowly dissipates to a good medium thick fuzzy ring and a dusty surface and an abundant soapy lace. The taste is medium malty sweet and medium light bitter. The beer is oily with a light foam carbonation. The medium body holds grass notes, honey, citrus, and light toffee. It finishes with citrus zest and spice and leaves an aftertaste of light molasses. Itís a bit cloying and astringent with notes of spice and bitter citrus membrane with wax and a touch of pine.
GonzoBier (4) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 2, 2015 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap - San Diego - good pour. Red with good head. Aroma is better than the taste. Has honey - but not enough. Some sweetness and caramel flavors.
Cimbasso (317) - - JAN 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a reddish gold colour a creamy white head. Malty taste and aroma. Sweet caramel taste in the mouth with honeyed, slightly nutty flavours. Very pleasant tasting, warm and mouth-filling, with light bitterness. Very drinkable.
WABeerFiend (274) - - JAN 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler in late 2013.
A: Very red. Slight head. See through.
S: Super malty caramel.
T: Follows the nose.
O: This is a great tasting amber. Iíve had nothing but good beers from Alaskan.
mjmoen (107) - - JAN 10, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear amber color with white head. Has an interesting flavor, not sure what to think of it
fidelis83 (2061) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark copper pour with a thin creamy to oily off white head. Aroma is caramel, toast, light nutty notes, bread crust, and hints of caramelized tree fruit. Flavor is caramel, deep toasty notes, honey roasted nuts, light lactose-like sweetness, deep floral hops, spicy hops, a hint of cooked banana, bread crust and a hint of citrus. Medium body, medium to heavy, blanketing and sharp carbonation, chewy entry, drier, but still chewy finish. Really good stuff, rich and malty and sweet, but not overly sweet. Definitely over carbonated though.
kassner (1389) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Got a bottle thanks to my BinL who drove all the way to Michigan for it.
A really nice cooper colored ale with modest head much like the Dusseldorf Alt ales. A little hint of yeast makes it the better
jsnicholas (297) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (12oz drank from bottle) Did not give this a fair chance,but generally a pretty light bodied beer with mild malts and little bitterness. Easy drinking.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
Obfuscate (163) - Minneapolis, - NOV 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2015 Nice copper amber color. Iíve had these before on draft and bottle. Splitting a bottle with the wife tonight. Very drinkable, get some malt and light caramel, light spice. Nothing over powering but plenty of taste and go down smooth. Goes well with most any kind of food. Itís a good beer, the type you can split a 6 pack with the wife and both enjoy it.
jhliesen (759) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hello Alaska! Draft--nice deep amber color with a light beige head that left lacing. Aroma was tough to detect with outside seating, seemed to be of bread and light caramel. The taste was light caramel and malt with hop on the finish. A little thinner than expected, but not bad. West End Pub, Houston.