Gription79 (2781) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the brewery. Rich malts, cherries, toffee, sugary, herbal, earthy, very nice
patrick767 (3918) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap - Pours amber with an off-white head. The aroma is mainly sweet caramel malt. It tastes of caramel and spice with a moderate bitterness and a dry finish. Bubbly and medium bodied, it’s pretty good.
nuplastikk (5570) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Oasis. Burgundy amber-brown body. Not much of a head. Bigger, maltier than a typical Alt, think Sticke Alt. OK.
arminjewell (9207) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour on tap at Tap n Handle, clear orange-red pour with white head, aroma brought dough, caramel, bready notes into a bit of spice, earth, slight grassy, floral notes in there with a hint of red fruit as well as some hop. Taste is a mix of spice, earth, hop into a bit of grass, doughy, yeasty, bready notes with some sweet caramel, finishing sweet.
brokephibroke (307) - Mead, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yeasty, citrus aroma. Taste is bitter and chocolate, creamy and milky finish. Very smooth and tasty.
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Beer Run. Pours a hazy dark copper color with a large foamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of toffee, raisin, brown sugar. The taste is toffee, brown sugar, treacle, bitter hop finish. Medium bodied, slight lingering bitterness. Nice!
sonnycheeba (4796) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at brewery. Pours clear reddish brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is breast and cookie malts, light caramel, dates, light raisin, and floral notes. Flavor is dry toasted malts, dark fruit esters providing some sweetness through the middle, light caramel, and finishes with light hop bitterness. Light/medium body and medium carbonation.
snoworsummer (4261) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours hazy ruby brown with a thin fizzy beige head and lots of lacing. Tastes malty, with hints of raisin and hops. Dry pine aftertaste. Light body and medium carbonation. Smells like pine, raisins, grapefruit, and malt.
deyholla (9635) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Tapwerks. Pours a clear deep amber with an off-white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of bread and grain with a touch of toffee and biscuit. Flavor starts sweet with toffee and grains then mellows to a bit of a bready finish.
Brigadier (3475) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft in Bloomington (IN)
A respectable beer from Left Hand is enjoyable although after a few minutes it gets boring. Four ounces is enough to get a handle on a flavorful beer that is average for the folks in Longmont.
Aroma / Appearance - The deep ruby red base soaks up the light. A wispy ochre head hangs on for dear life. Malt, maple, woody oak, and a few other things lurk in the background. Nothing is memorable after a while.
Flavor / Palate - Sweet caramel, malt,and the sticky taste of black cherries dipped in a bit of sugar warm the throat. The warm alcoholic finish is a mixture of malts and Twix. If toned down it would be more enjoyable. Hopefully the next entry in the series improves on this release.