KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. The pour was a clear mahogany brown with an average (1-2 finger) light tan creamy head that possessed great retention and had awesome sheets of lacing.
The aroma was of a toasted grain malt, floral hops and an earthy yeast with notes of caramel, citrus (grapefruit and orange peel) and a nice fruity ester (pineapple and mango).
The taste was very malty and a tad bitter-sweet with notes of tropical fruit and caramel throughout, becoming moderately bitter and quite hoppy with a good strong citrus presence towards the end. The flavor lasted an average time after the swallow, with a bitter citrus peel bite left lying on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was a few steps below medium in body and dry in texture with a solid medium carbonation.
Overall this was a nice sweet hoppy brew that I believe is a good beer to just kick back and sip slowly...
bpreo (2266) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good beer. Nice and strong. I sampled it against two others, a Brown, and an IPA. I went with the IPA for the growler.
Cousin_Larry (767) - - OCT 16, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Floral aroma. Color is ruby. Taste is caramel dipped in potpourri. Probably the most floral beer I?ve tasted.
runaway (76) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bomber pours a reddish orange amber color with a dense caramel-cream colored head. Aroma is of pine, grass, caramel toffee. Taste is floral caramel with a piney juniper undertone and a long spicy finish. The alcohol is well balanced and the beer is not too dry or astringent in the finish.
mstrcrwly (827) - New York, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle poured into a snifter..amber pour with a fluffy off-white head..aroma of pine,citrus,resin,caramel..tastes just like it smells..medium body..good stuff.
melush (1866) - SPAIN - SEP 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 65,5cl / Botella 65,5cl.
@ Town & Country Supermarket Liquors, Cheyenne, WY, USA
A: Dark amber / Ambar oscuro.
T/S: Malt, caramel, hops, citrusy, alcohol / Malta, caramelo, lupulo, citrico, alcohol.
luttonm (3633) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle in Seattle. Dark grainy, vinous brown. Small soapy head. Deep caramel and dense pine hop, rich and tasty. Sparkling body, dense caramel and fudge. Hops are dense and alcohol fueled. Rich, lovely tasting beer. Heavy, but a nice treat.
chriszfat (56) - Lake stevens, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours dark amber, almost porter dark, with solid head. Had on tap at the source in Junea on a brewery tour. Starts light and builds on finish which I like. Slightly boozy but wears it well. A good solid amber especially for an imperial which are tricky.
MrBunn (2633) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a reddish gold with a thin head and aromas of caramel, lemon and a little grassy herbal undercurrent. Flavor is big and bold with lots of juicy fruit flavors and a caramel-like backbone from the malt. ABV is a bit warm and this is simply a nice beer after a long day!
SODAK14 (320) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - AUG 14, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
The 2.4 may be actually on the high side for my rating. Pours a nice red color and downhill after that. Bitter tasting beer that I could barely finish!
mfhennig (223) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One bottle purchased at Sicilianos In Michigan, shoulda bought more! Pours a nice deep reddish brown, off white head. Aroma of citrus and malt. Intense, complex flavors. ABV is well hidden. This is a terrific brew, first I’ve had from Alaskan, hope to find it at Binnys.