jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 16, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2007 I may be a little bias b/c I had this on nitro. But it was AWESOME! Iím not quite sure what itís like from a normal pour, but who cares. If you can find it, drink it. Creamy, silky, perfect balance of chocolate, maple, and roasted flavors. The best non-imperial stout I think iíve ever had. Alpine is the shit. Brew this one again soon, please... just recently sampled from bottle...bleh. Let down to say the least!!!! Nowhere near my first rating. A completely different beer in bottle (did they screw it up???). Acidic/metallic twang --- just nowhere near enjoyable. Couldnít finish the bottle... about a 3.2 for this sample, but I feel inclined to leave my first rating up.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at PP Carlsbad on 12/1/06: Pours a mostly opaque black with dark brown edges and a thin ring of tan head. Aroma of dry roasty and slightly smoked dark malts. Starts slightly sweet and caramely with a good amount of dark chocolate toward a drier, earthy finish. A pretty standard stout, but thatís not necessarily a bad thing.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - APR 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good beer, but oh man, trying this beer was a huge disappointment after trying a wonderful, wonderful 2003 stone imperial stout. I tried in the wrong order. Pretty good lacing, Nice aroma, a bit to dry.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a very dark brown color with a small off-white head. The arom ahad roastiness and honey. It reminded me of Sugar Smacks cereal. Light coffee notes. Sweet roasted toffee flavor with notes of honey and coffee. Herbal and earthy notes as well. Medium bodied.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - JAN 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Liarís Club. Creamy light body, frothy head, mild chocolate and coffee.
Ibrew2or3 (6438) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 4, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap @ brewery. Comes very dark with deep brown head. Roasted malt aroma. The taste is sweet malts, burnt malts and chocolate malts. Nice mixture.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - SEP 3, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Alpine BC - Pours a dark brown color with a light tan head. Has a light roasted malt flavor and aroma. A smooth, light bodied, and somewhat dry beer. Nice beer.
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - AUG 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brewery sampler. Very nice and silky stout, nothing to special.... a bit watery, but with nice flavors of roasted chocolate malts, nuts, sweet cream and slight hoppy biterness. The oatmeal makes it very smooth but it definatly needs more body and complexity, it could also pack a bit more of a warming alcohol punch. Average Stout, but drinkable.
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the brewery. Standard stout qualities with the dark pour and roasty aromas. Traces of cocoa and burnt wood thrown in for some complexity. Solid enough but nothing to go out of your way for.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
6%abv. Prominent chocolate flavor, roasted maltiness, nuts, and molasses. Creamy texture but somewhat thin. OK.