MrFecesious (625) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at ground kontrol. Pretty tasty. Nice dry, bitterness. Goes well with air.
stevoj (1326) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A little taste of Dusseldorf, here in the NW. Dark brown with foamy beige head, nutty taste and aroma, roast grains, dry finish. It’s an altbier alright, and a pretty good one too.
BobbyAnalog (289) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Some tentative bitterness clasped by an outstandingly dry mouthfeel. Pretty good with flakes of peppers and havarti cheese, maybe some venison. As for a sipping beer after a long day of work, however, this is pretty flat in standalone complexity.
chuckstout (163) - Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
2013-Rich malty nose, a brown with a orange/copper highlights and a creamy head. Malt, bread some bitterness, nice caramel and good mouthfeel a little drier then last years.
DavidWoodruff (379) - Windsor, California, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown with a thin tan head. Roasted barley and coffee aroma. Lots of roasted malt flavor. Okay, but nothing special.
JohnGalt1 (190) - , Idaho, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 picked up at the COOP over the weekend... poured into my HotD goblet ... great head retention and just superb foamy lacing... the brew is a crystal clear dark brown that shows deep ruby highlites when held to a light.
Nose strikes me as having quite a bit of leather and maybe some tobacco notes... prominent dark fruits with not as much caramel as I was expecting.
Flavor has more of the fruitiness at the front of the palate.. not as malty as I was hoping for either, but still pretty classy.. good complexities that I am having a hard time describing well.. it all mirrors the nose pretty much, I guess... the body is light given the bigger ABV.. but the carbonation really helps the drinkability.
Vcoggins (26) - Cypress, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sat on this beer for almost a year in the fridge. Poured a dark mahogany brown with a thick tan head. Smells of caramel, dark roasted malts and nuts. Sweet sugary malty taste. A little hops on the finish. I tend to like sweeter beers and this one mellowed our nicely.
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Frahmo (103) - Idaho, USA - OCT 2, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Out of the variety pack that Ninkasi offers. Dark thin pour with a minimal head. Very hoppy finish.
Imaena (1605) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. This is one of the better Alt beers I have had. I really enjoyed this. Will look for it whenever I am out west in winter time.
Beerandhockey8 (154) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
From 12oz bottle to lager glass. Pour is a dark copper color with an off white thick head. Nose is hoppy, heavy malt. Taste is bitter, medium-heavy body with a sour finish. Nice carbonation, overall a good beer. I will probably try this again this winter, might have a better feel for it then.