HipsterDoofus (8) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2005 does not count
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
This tastes more like a brown ale than any alt Iíve had. Unfortunately I hate brown ale. This is particularly bad for a brown ale, an horrible for an alt. Itís exceedingly tart, and lacking in malt and hops. Either would make quite an improvement. This stuff is so tart it smells like vinegar. I mean it really does.
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Butterscotch figures prominently in the mildly nutty malt forward aroma. Clear, dark brown body with low tan head that recedes to ring. Liquorice, roasted, dark malts are strong in the sweet, lightly fruity flavour with herbal hop character and moderate bitterness. Medium body with fairly lively carbonation. Sampled on tap at the brewpub.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
reddish brown app with medium frothy head...aroma of alcohol, caramels, and roasted malts...flavor is somewhat of the same, has some nutty tones to it, and is very roasted..okay palate
Ratman197 (13254) - 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 (12100) - 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 (12185) - 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.