dmschefke (560) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an almost black brown with almost no head. Aroma of roasted malt, slight hops, and coffee. Flavor is similar, with the addition of dried fruits and molasses. Very easy to drink, but nothing to hunt down.
rumproasts (1193) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. Deep brown with small head. Very malty, but not much flavor otherwise. Seems like a thin porter or stout.
jsquire (3000) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark beer with brown highlights when held against the light. Creamy brown head. Big malty nose with strong fruit notes. Very carbonated. Caramel sweetness with some toffee and molasses, a hint of smoke and a long burnt toast finish. Some grain astringency. Okay beer...
TheBear11D (62) - Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The 22 German Alt pours black with very little tan brown head that leaves little lacing. The aroma leads me to believe that it's high in alcohol and is fairly malty. The flavor is smooth and malty. Vanilla, caramel and wood are he flavors I pick up in the flavor. Overall this is a pretty decent beer.
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EricTeusink (197) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is listed as a "winter seasonal." I picked mine up in May. Not sure about degradation over time of Alt Bier’s. Not sure I want to go down that rabbit hole today. Pours dark. Hints of coffee and dark chocolate. Of late, I have become a bigger fan of alt biers as a way to go low on the ABV while maintaining flavor. I would like to get the chance to try this beer closer to its bottling date.
Porterguy41 (18) - - FEB 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark rich color, suttle aroma, a little thin for my taste, not at all what
i expected but still a good brew.
blackflag321 (319) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Arbor Brewpub with meal. Nice medium body ale; like the dark ale taste without the full, heavy feeling some dark ales give me.
mikem409 (1215) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
very thin and light brown in color. pour from bottle minimal white head maybe good for hot day
adnielsen (6553) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2011
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle in Ann Arbor. Dark brown appearance with a dark brown head. Caramel, dark chocolate, molasses aroma. Thick, dark chocolate, light caramel, roasty, light bitter flavor. Blah.
jrallen34 (3466) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
draft... this is a super dark alt, all mahogany, nice head... boring nose, the taste is harsh and too strong, not a typical alt, not a fan
spilledpint (326) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from Oades Big Ten
Ar: Roasty aroma with notes of chocolate and nuts.
Ap: Pours a deep dark brown with a 3/4" frothy tan head.
T: Rich chocolaty malt body with some mild hop bitterness on the finish.
P: Surprisingly creamy for a medium level of carbonation.
O: Darn good.