notalush (4631) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber color - very dense, sweet, strong beer, but represents the style well - very deep notes of dark bread (pumpernickel, rye), toffee, and dark fruit (raisin, fig), as well as bread pudding (treacle) and a hop bitterness that keeps the sweetness from becoming cloying - the alcohol is a bit too present in the finish, but otherwise a strong showing.
drjay44 (2481) - Salida, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
651 ml. bottle. Pours a medium well retained, light beige head, over a clear, very dark amber (SRM 22 body......nose is heavy malts with dark fruits (raisin, plum), roasted malts with cocoa, slight herbal hops.....taste is sweet malts with raisin, plum, toasted malts with cereal tones, light nuttiness, leading to an almost dry slightly hop herbal, minimally bitter finish.....mouth feel medium, slightly sticky, alcohol warmth present, carbonation low, with light acid. This falls well into the style with appropriate malty richness and dominance. BJCP 8/3/16/4/8
brokensail (9921) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light brown pour with an off-white head. Somewhat sweet and bready with toast and hints of chocolate. A hint of spicy hops, dark fruit, and maybe some citrus zest. The flavor is lightly acidic and bitter, but has some decent malt sweetness. Toast, bread, and toffee, hints of chocolate, and some spicy hops. Light citrus and a bit of dark fruit.
RABinVA (1009) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from LeninCat. Pours dark cola with a slight cream head. Pretty heavy lacing. Aroma is dark fruits, nutmeg and other spices. Taste is chocolate, dark fruits, raisins, molasses. Bit of a syrupy mouthfeel.
Blairgus (2415) - California, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
8 feb 2013, bottle. Ruby/brown, clear, no bubbles. Nose is slightly acidic coffee, coppery, toasted malt. Med body and moderately fizzy. Toasted malt, slightly sweet, some mild sweet coffee finish, slightly bitter coffee.
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arminjewell (5716) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour on tap at the CO rare beer tasting 2012, pour is dark reddish pour with white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, lots of dark fruits, dark burnt sugars, hints of spice, earth, slight cocoa notes as well. Taste was a mix of caramel, toffee, hints of earth, grain, dark fruits, cocoa, finishing fairly sweet, slightly bitter.
wchesser (1007) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark, slighty reddish brown. Virtually no head or lacing, but medium carbonation. Sweet smelling caramel malts, maybe a hint of smokiness, but fairly one dimensional nose. Full bodied round palate. Malt driven, but good hop balance, with a bit of spicy complexity. Alcohol well in check. Nice Altbier...probably the best of the local CO offering in this style I’ve had.
beersearcher (2295) - Glendale, California, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at GABF 2012. Love the packaging for this brand. Good to see an alt-bier too. This worked for me. Strong for sure but nicely balanced. I could see this as a nice winter seasonal each year. Wish I had time to try more.
drfabulous (3646) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Mayor of Old Town. Chocolate and brown. Some roast. And slightly bitter. For an "alt" it threw me a bit. More like brown.
gnoff (7445) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Rackhouse Pub, Denver CO, on October 10, 2012, during the event Colorado Rare Beer Tasting
Clear brown color, tan head. Sweet, malty scent. Sweet, fruity, bitter taste. Bitter, sweet aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness.