EithCubes (5377) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nose is nice and dark, some roasty character but more dark bread crusts a la crispy Munich. Very gentle yeast and hop character. Pours opaque dark brown-red, sort of a muddy amber at this point, with a short soapy beige head. Taste semi-dry, all malt all the time with a bready finish and slightly scorched crusts throughout. Some honeyish sweetness which I find disagreeable, light floral/earth/wood from the hops and a touch of neutral yeast. Light bitterness. Doughy, spicy character and a little overdone brothy melanoidin buildup. Full body, smooth, but doesn’t have enough carbonation to bite through the muddle. Fine as a sipper. I’m guessing the name ("Secret Spot") is a reference to Sticke?
BeerdedDave (1071) - - JAN 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at Red Owl in Philadelphia; dark, copper color; mild, bready malt aroma; fruity, bitter, spicy flavor; bready malt with caramel notes
voyageurmike (203) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark copper with slight white head, medium carbonation and body. Caramel malt flavor with mild hops edge, long finish. A decent but not exceptional beer.
nimbleprop (6661) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz glass at Big Hunt DC pours a clear copper with some tight, white head. Nose has mostly sweetness, toffee, cracker, bread, slightly metallic. Flavor follows right along, malty sweetness, caramel, mild spice, mild yeast. Drank a bit fuller than the abv let on.
Beerathon (1679) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer deserves better than a 60 rating. Mahogany in color with thin white head. Nose of malts and mild spices. Flavor profiles lends to toasted and semi-sweet malts and a nice hop counterbalance. Decent.
DCLawyer (2313) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle->mini kolsch. Copper/brown with moderate lite tan head. A: malt, caramel, spice, brown sugar. T: caramel malt, nuts, earthy hops. Bittersweet. Decent.
argo0 (12647) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Clear copper body with small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, some bread, light spicy, toffee. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel/toffee, light bread, spicy. Light-medium body, light stickiness.
alobar (3290) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark copper color with minimal head. Aroma of plums, spice, and hops. Plums and toasted malt flavor with a slight hop bite at the back end. Overall, a very nice beer.
NikkTwist (2253) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Khyber Pass. Slightly hazy dark copper pour. Minimal head. Nice complicated dark plums. Nice spicy finish. Recommend above other Winter Ales.
radio_nowhere (1287) - Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle into Altbier’ish glass, hazy brown’ish amber color with very light tan head. Aroma of bready malt, caramel, light chocolate, herbal and some fruity yeast. Taste adds notes of brown sugar, milk chocolate, toast, a nuttiness and earthy hop bitterness. Medium body, low carbonation, sticky with sweet bitter finish. Very tasty altbier.