lovibond (115) - New York, USA - NOV 19, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bottle on numerous occasions over the past several years. A strong Alt, like a Schumacher Latzenbier (but in a smaller bottle, and easier for me to obtain!). Viscous; body is quite full. Creamy medium-beaded head. Aroma of noble-type hops and malt, with a bit of pleasant fruitiness. Smooth but assertive bitterness with good malt support and resiny hop flavor. Bitterness lingers in finish.
nealblind (841) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red amber pour. Aroma creamy and citrus. Tastes caramel, pine, like a tart woody scotch ale. Creamy palate. classic. smooth. high abv.
Dacrza (519) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
DATE REVIEWED: August 23, 2014... GLASSWARE: Hobgobin stange... OCCASION: Lord of the Rings return to school prep... APPEARANCE: stately brown/orange body; strong, two-finger off-white head; spongy at first, sinewy as it clings to the glass; handsome... AROMA: surprisingly fragrant bouquet from an alt; blanketing caramel malts; some wet leaf and earthy tones... PALATE: heavy, full-bodied and long in its aftertaste; soft hops play at the teeth; palpable yet palatable ... TASTE: vibrant toffee and toast make this a brown with bite; the earthy malts make a course, somewhat complex sip; hops are floral and complimentary ... OVERALL: a Long Trail brew to get behind--a malty ale that brings the weight of 7.2 % ABV subtly; powerful and energizing...
HeistAlmighty (1127) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml bottle. Very malty and strong. A good American knock off of a German doppel alt. Recommended.
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Darkmagus82 (1436) - - AUG 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a growler into a pint
Appearance – The beer pours an amber color with a two finger off white head. The head fades over a moderate level of time to give a decent level of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is bready and malty with some notes of caramel and some herbal hop.
Taste – The taste begins with a lightly roasted and bready taste. Upfront there is a caramel taste that melds with the bready tastes well. Soon some bitter grapefruit and lemon hop flavors come to the tongue. Shortly after arriving these flavors seem to lose their strength. As the lemon and grapefruit dwindle a bitter herbal flavor comes to the tongue. This herbal flavor intensifies to the end where they combined with a light alcohol flavor to leave a malty and lightly bittered flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The mouthfeel is on the rather average side, but kind of thin for a 7.2 % abv brew. Its carbonation level was moderate and rather appropriate for the style.
Overall – It was a decent brew. It had some good malty flavors and a light herbal hop. Worth a try, but nothing that is super exceptional. A decent stronger Alt. style ale.
RickTStiles (764) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours brown clear without head or lacing. acidic brown sugar aroma. taste is malt dominated with a bit of lemon bite later. finish is damp and slightly bitter. Meh.
kathouse (1016) - Nevada, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light brown with a nice off white foam. Sweet malt aroma and sticky caramel and bread flavors. Malty finish is quite pleasant.
yiannnos (867) - , CYPRUS - AUG 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber colour. Malty caramel aroma. Flavour is malty, caramel, toffee
two7offsuit (180) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours Amber with a thin off white head. Aroma of sweet and malt. Flavor is a mix of earthy and malty.
edgallow (2106) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts, caramel and toffee. Taste is malts, toffee and some biscuit.
johnnnniee (2318) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Harvest Market
Pours a fairly clear medium amber color with a smallish off white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Aromas of caramel toffee and brown sugar with just a hint of butterscotch. Earthy bitterness in the aroma keeps this in check. The flavor is sweet rich sugars with some melanoids and a bit of burnt sneaking in there. Earthy bitterness with a touch of burnt butter round us out. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation. There is a bit of diacetyl here and that usually turns me off to a beer, but this is one of the rare instances where I think it works within the frame of the rest of the brew.