tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Jeff. Dark, hazy copper with some lighter orange highlights at the top. A beige, yellow tinted head tops it off, no lacing is left behind. Aroma is sweet, dark, & nutty. Light grapes & prunes with a hefty dose of caramel malt underneath. Somewhat boring & one-dimensional. Taste is very malty & sweet. Caramel, toffee, & light cocoa powder with some toasted nuts & faint brown sugar. Light hopping mid-palate, mostly herbal & grassy but very mild compared to the malts. Slight raisin & plum aftertaste. An okay amber, but nothing to lose your head over.
chucklemation (1200) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark, hazy amber with a thin white head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, and nut. Flavor is big on nut, with caramel and toffee also very apparent. Much better than I expected. Quite good.
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - JUN 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can shared with Raith in his backyard. Pours a clear amber with one finger of white head. Aroma is malty and caramel. Flavor follows with some toffee slightly sweet. Nice beer.
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JStax (4578) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle pour thanks to drsilverworm. The beer is a clear amber color with a beige head of foam. Its kind of a musty, smelling beer with notes of toffee and a moderate spice. The taste has some sweetness and a dry bitterness. Maybe this example is past its prime, but it just didnt have much good going on.
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
16oz can, purchased about a month ago from the Woodstock Wine & Cheese. Shared with friends 3 ways. Toasty, caramel malt nose. Kind of spicy. Hazy amber color. Thin white head, leaving decent bits of lace. Medium-plus body. Smooth, kind of soft carbonation. Kind of soft, crisp lighter carbonation. Kind of dry. Eh. Yeah, kind of carboardy. A whatever amber / altbier. Not smooth enough to drink on your own, OK to share I guess. Wonder how old this is? No date on the can I could find
superspak (4302) - Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly cloudy ruby red color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toffee, toast, brown bread, plum, apple, light nuttiness, light chocolate, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, toffee, toast, brown bread, light chocolate, light nuttiness, plum, apple, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toffee, toast, brown bread, light nuttiness, light chocolate, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and complexity of dark/bready malt. earthy hops, and light-moderate yeast fester flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice altbier. All around good robustness, balance, and complexity of dark/bready malt, earthy hop, and light-moderate yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
lana5 (59) - Canton, Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bit of a bitter taste that mellows out. Has citrus accents. A nice red color and not much head. Not bad with dinner.
ARH (1100) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a shaker. Aromas of coffee grounds, earth, fig, and dark chocolate come through with a touch of light grain. It pours a dark red brown color that’s nearly opaque with some floating sediment. A light, thin soapy white head tops the beer and it retains a medium ring with a fizzy surface. The taste is a medium sweet and medium light bitter. There’s a zippy carbonation to this oily, medium-light bodied beer. Roasted flavors of caramel, chocolate, and nuts come through on the palate and it finishes crisp with grassy notes. Mild notes of chocolate and nuts stick around in the aftertaste.
deyholla (9713) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the Mackinac Island Draught House. Pours a clear deep amber with a near white head that dissipates to the edges and laces. Aroma has notes of sweet bread and biscuit with a leafy backbone. Flavor has more of an earthy bread note with leaves and grass backing.
Patrickctenchi (5714) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy brown with a small tan head.
Caramel, butter scent.
Taste is slightly tart, almost lactic.
Caramel malt, smoke, nuts....
Mark_Eck (1430) - - AUG 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours a clear dark amber. Aroma and taste are caramel and malts. Taste is much better than the aroma.