Russmeister (3) - Jackson, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2014 This is a very tasty malt forward beer. My favorite beers are English Strong Ale, Scotch Ale and Scottish Ale. I need to try different Altbiers and my be adding this style as one of my favorites.
deyholla (7622) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Ford Field. Pours a clear amber with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has grain and biscuit notes with a crisp grass backing. Flavor is mainly sweet with grain and biscuit with a bit of grass coming out in the finish.
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - JUL 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Large head on top of a copper brew. Malty nut flavor with mild hops. I probably should have had this a little colder, but heck, just got to the beach and I couldn’t wait.
jhliesen (759) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle-starts with a foamy head that quickly disperses, but the lacing sticks around. The color is a deep copper and some haze. Aroma was hard to pin down, perhaps some caramel and sugar/molasses, whatever it ends up being, it’s not too strong. Taste is of toffee and some vanilla and a slight background of bread. The finish is bitter, showing some evidence of hops and hits the stomach in a metallic finish. ABC mix pack.
574deadzone (1160) - North Central, Indiana, USA - FEB 4, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours an otherwise dull orange-amber until you hold it up to the light, where it transforms into a slightly hazy yet largely clear flaming orange-crimson. Soft looking beige-eggshell head that descends to a thicker ring and leaves touches of lacing. Nose is faint, "lager-y" with noble hop notes. I almost catch some melon in there. Taste is not very sweet at all, somewhat bitter, almost a touch salty. Somewhat limp palate, softer carb and lighter bodied, with a fairly lengthy tacky hop-bitter finish. I don’t think this is a bad beer, but for me it doesn’t possess any distinct qualities that I’m enjoying a lot, aside from the appearance. No idea on the freshness of the bottle.
drowland (6629) - Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
11/26/12. 12oz bottle. Clearish red amber pour with a nice enough khaki head, not much lacing. Sweet aroma of bread and a hint of metal. Sweet grainy flavor with bread and toasted caramel. Eh.
PorterPounder (5970) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - 12 oz bottle. Pours a dark copper with a thin but persistent off white head that leaves a bit of lacing. Aroma is sweet with a vanilla twang to it, a bit of caramel. Flavor has some toffee notes, a hint of vanilla, some toffee notes and some baked bread. Mouthfeel is crisp. Not bad at all.
nick76 (4302) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is dusty with molasses, caramel malt, and grassy hops. The appearance is amber with a foamy head. The taste is like the aroma and very bitter. The palate is average. Overall it’s almost good.
Aurelius (4576) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Musty, slightly smoky, lightly candied malt aroma - sort of reminded me of dubbel. Darkish tea color with a short, dense tan head. Standard US longneck, old world label. Molasses notes up front, very tinny on the lips. Dry, finish commences immediately and lingers, with a tongue-curling bitterness. Sometimes brothy as it warmed. Faint molasses in the finish. ABC, Bull Run. Not a fan.
rumproasts (3576) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 12, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
dark amber with medium head. malty, and slightly sweet. pretty run of the mill alt.