Kinz (3506) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler fill from Whole Foods Short Pump. Pours black, darkish tan head. Aroma is chocolate and roast, bit of coffee. Hops balance, but for bitterness. This is malt focused, and very well done. Comes across much bigger than a 6% beer, rather surprised to see that ABV. Very well done.
pete4999 (1204) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Blue Monk in Buffalo, NY. So happy to see Alpine beers showing up here. Dark brown pour, lots of chocolate. Very very smooth; went down very easy but in a good way. Nothing over the top but a very solid stout. I’d happily drink again.
swoopjones (6864) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo, NY. solid unfantastic stout. well made simplistic stout. mediumish mouthfeel, notes of chocolate, light coffee. Well done, nothing complicated
sonnycheeba (4186) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at brewery. Pours deep, dark brown with fizzy tan head. Aroma is chocolate and lightly roasted malts, light earthiness, faints oats. Flavor is dry and rich with heavy chocolate notes, light roast, and smooth hop bitterness. Medium body and carbonation.
obguthr (4526) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Charred oak, smoke, coffee aroma. Black, medium cream colored head, good lacing. Charred oak flavor. Medium body.
PhillyCraft (3875) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2015 On tap in Roger Wilco Yo. Pours dark black with small to medium foam. Notes are robust and rich with dark chocolate, coffee, nuts, roasted malt and grain. Body is medium, 6 percent goes down nice. This one was solid, unfortunately the Duet had way too much Green Flash and not enough Alpine. Miss the old days
vtafro (4653) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Black pour with tan head. Roasted, and light chocolate aromas, lighter coffee and vanilla hints. Flavors are roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla and coffee.
beerbaaron (1642) - Arizona, USA - FEB 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Black with lasting creamy beige head. Light. Super soft. Smooth. Pleasant non bitter roast. Light cocoa. Not a ton going on but good for what its doing.
wedgie9 (2507) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted on 10/27/13 from a capped 22oz bomber bottle. Pours very dark brown with a thin tan head that leaves thin lace. The nose is classic roasted malt with chicory, coffee, and dark chocolate. The flavor is nicely dry with the dark chocolate equaling the coffee, and chicory bitterness. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long roasted coffee and bitter dark chocolate finish.
Dr_Fellini (787) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep brown color with a creamy tan head. Aroma is light burnt roasted malts, slightly smoky, touch of cocoa. Flavor has a nice light chocolate, burnt roasted malts. Medium body with a lingering smoky burnt roasted malts. Decent.