Ratman197 (12156) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ breckinridge 471 Kalamath poured a clear dark brown with red highlights and a small amber head. Aromas of toffee,plum and a touch of citrus. Palate was crisp and clean. Flavor was malty, with a bit of dark fruit, and toffee with a lightly sweet dry finish.
BeerandBlues2 (11474) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 20, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Breckenridge at the Ballpark. Pours dark brown with spotty off-white head. Malty sour yeast (sweat) aroma with light hop notes. Sour malt flavor with a hoppy body and yeast notes. Medium bodied and thin, crisp palate.
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A surprisingly good offering from Breckenridge, bucking the Oktoberfest trend. Deep reddish-brown body, thin off-white/cream head. Toasty malt aroma with a touch of raisin, earthy and biscuity notes, and nice European hops. Heavier and toastier than most fall seasonals, with an emphasis on toasty malts, burnt caramel, earthy hops, and a touch of licorice. Light alcohol presence. Tasty.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
09.30.05 Tap at brewpub. Very dark ruby/mahogany brown. Persistent brown head. Boozy, rich, and mineral. Dry and mite salty to finish. Lots of sourish-doughy pretzel. Real nice offering.
PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - OCT 4, 2005
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured mahoghany, thin tan head. Aroma was faint and like vegetables, I canít pinpoint which one. Taste was caramel, toffee, raisins, some nuttiness& some spice. Finsihes slightly sour. I found it to be slightly watery.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 28, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On the label, "Itís special" in an oval, above the rest of the design with Autumn in a bedangled banner, and Ale in a circle surrounded by leaves. Just above the word Autumn, the phrase, "After Rakiní"...so there we have it, this is Breckís autumnal answer to the summertime "lawnmower beer."
Deep dark brown color, thick and cloudy, with a slim, cocoa-tan head above.
Aroma is nutty and sweet, caramel toned, with whispering hints of maple, with the ghost of whiskey underneath.
Climbs on board the palate assuredly and spares no time in lounging around the mouth. Slightly Chewy mouthfeel, flavors of nuts and maple, cocoa, spices...but very mildly pronounced. Fuller bodied, but not so substantial. Warm and tasty, though. Peppery, malty finish.
Put short, a nice transitional ale, as we regrettably leave summer behind and embrace richer, darker tastes, ....itís already chilly out, and October looms overhead. This is a nice, easy drinking ale, and very welcome in my glass.
jcwattsrugger (11752) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2011 Autumn Ale-on tap-pours a tan creamy head, color is clear black. Taste is grain and mild licorice.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle pours deep dark brown with ruby highlights. Very little offwhite head that fades quickly. Aroma is caramel, toffee, and nuts. Flavor is pretty much just what you smell. This is medium bodied but kind of watery on the palate. I guess I was expecting an octoberfest type of beer so I was surprised by the dark color and feel of this one. It really wasnít too bad.
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2004
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle: Darker than expected, nearly brown with a fading head and little lace. The aroma has notes of walnut, caramel, toffee, apple juice, and grassy esters. The taste is equally nutty and slightly malty with little hops background. Bland and uninteresting. A vegetable background really lowers the score. The feel is thin and watery, boring. They and you can do better.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I would have liked a little more spice in this offering but I guess we canít always have our way. Oh well. Still not a bad beer, but the folks at Breckenridge can and should do better.