djd07 (3480) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with frothy white head. The aroma is a bready malt and raisin. Thin mouthfeel with bitter malt and toast with a lingerin dry finish. A good alt from Full Sail.
OldMrCrow (1810) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nutty with elements of rotting fruit. Fairly bitter close. Not bad at all.
tgncc (2774) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma is bready, plastic, band aid. The appearance is yellow/red, white head. The flavor is sour grain, plastic. The finish is noble hop bittering, again a manufactured plastic vibe. Not good.
TURDFERGUSON (3948) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy brownish copper with a small off white head that fades fast. Nose is lightly nutty, buttery malts, toast. Flavor is light bitterness, toffee, more butter, meh. Full Sail makes a lot of medicre beer. They belong in NC.
emacgee (4009) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a soft copper brown with a slight haze. One finger of frothy off white head. Nose is dominated by Munich and Vienna. Super bready and biscuity with lots of toasted grain. Has a weird slickness to it. Almost tastes like diacetyl. Some caramel-y sweetness and herbal hops. Not digging this flavor or the mouthfeel. No carbonation and a super soft body with an overly aggressive bitterness.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep amber/mahogany with a nose of malted nuts with bread bits. Flavor is buttery nut with a touch of autumn leaves wettened by the first rain after the temp dips below 50 farenheit. Average mouthfeel. Not bad.
MaBeer1972 (1285) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 22, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours out a beautiful deep copper-brown color with big frothy tan head. Good carbonation and aroma. Flavor is multiple layers of nutty and roasty malts. Some caramel, some toffee. Well balanced and not sweet. Very slightly fruity. Smooth and very drinkable. A very nice example of this often under-rated and under-appreciated style.
22415brewery (371) - redmond, Washington, USA - MAY 22, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bomber. Pours a deep brown with amber highlights, some head that dissipates after a few minutes. Aroma has notes of caramel, some biscuit and prunes along with a bit of burnt sugar...the combination lending a somewhat muddy flavor to this Alt. The bitterness is fairly neutral which helps to balance the dark-sugar sweetness, however the body leans more toward medium-heavy than medium-light and that gives me conflicting feelings about this beer. @ 5.1% abv this should be a drinkable yet malty alt. I find it a bit heavy and unbalanced, the malt flavors do not quite stand out enough and the bitterness feels like a relative afterthought. OK at best.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle. Clear amber with a small thick beige head. Aroma of caramel, bread dough and herbal hops. Flavor is bready/toasty malt, medium hop bitterness and some sweet caramel. Medium body with average carbonation and a smooth mouth feel. Very good beer for the style.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Name: Phil’s Existential Alt
Date: April 16, 2012
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear dark amber, fine beige head, sudsy lace
Aroma: dry caramel aroma, earthy, light breadyness
Flavor: rich caramel flavor, dry and earthy, woodsy, well balanced bitterness, just a touch of sweetness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Score: ** /4