lukeherinckx (134) - mount pleasant, South Carolina, USA - FEB 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramel color pour with an off white head. somewhat of a fruity aroma. Tastes almost like there’s a bit of wine to it quickly crushed by a malt finish. good beer but the other Ninkasi beers are leaps and bounds above this one
cstuartj (1017) - Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Okay. Malty, bread dough taste. A little thin. Color is muddy brown okay nothreat.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2010 Ninkasi Brewing Company--SLEIGH’R Dark Double Alt Ale--Special Release! First Year in Bottles!--2009 Release--22 oz. Bottle. 7.20% ABV--50 IBU’s. (4.15 / 5.0) Alt--Imperial--Starts clear bright dark ruby bronze red color with thin lace off white head. Sediment. Roasted floral hop front. Crisp zesty crusty mild sweet roasted malty spicy toasty dry thin toffee coffee nut hint body. Mild bitter hop clean rich end. Mild fruit hints. Complex. Sampled 1/9/2010. $5.75 Each.
Ninkasi Brewing Company--SLEIGH’R Dark Double Alt Ale--Seasonal Release!--2010. 7.20% ABV. 50 IBU’s. (4.0 / 5.0) Alt--Imperial? Lacy lasting big dense tight tan head. Deep dark ruby brown color. No sediment. Light roasted cocoa hint pine hop front. Creamy mild sweet smooth toasty roasty rich mild chocolate spicy big brown ale mildly resinous & chalky body. Mild satisfying smooth end. Sampled 22 oz. bottle purchased for $4.00 10/12/2010 @ Seattle, Fremont PCC on 10/29/2010
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from malt and vine. It’s a lager. I don’t like lagers. Er go I don’t like this brew. Like Newcastle on steroids. Not a fan.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of malts, maple, light dry leaves, and a hint of nuts. Poured brown in color with a small, creamy, loose, off-white/tan head that lasted around the edges only. Cloudy. Lightly sparkling. Full of small, medium, and large-sized particles throughout. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of malts, slight brown sugar, light nuts, light leaves, and a hint of cocoa. Medium body. Tingly texture. Average carbonation. Malt, slight nut and light leaf finish.
markwise (4646) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks jcwattsrugger for the share. Pours dark cola brown with a tan head. Nose is smoke, malt, band-aid, and more malt. Smoky, somewhat dry, and malty. Earthy beer with a medium body. Not my favorite, but not my favorite style.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
The best way I can describe this is a thinner, yet more flavorful version of Deschutes’ Jubelale from back when their Jubel was good.
Very nutty/malty scent and flavor, but very well balanced. Nice job, Jamie, as usual.
vacantskies (208) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a dark beer lighter around the edges. The aroma is spicy and strong. The flavor is roasty and sweet.
Ibrew2or3 (7361) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of jcwattsrugger. Pours hazy amber with tan head. The aroma seems like creamed corn, sweet malts and a mild amount of roasted malts. The taste has corn kernel notes, some roasted malts, a bit of floral hops flavor and then moving into floral hop bitterness.
bhensonb (12150) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from John’s Marketplace in Portland, OR. Pours very dark brown, and ruby shows in front of strong light. Large foamy tan head. Aroma of dark caramel with florality. Full bodied with foamy/creamy carbonation. Flavor is dark roast malt, with some hop bitter and floral/fruit aspects. Some cola and chocolate. Finishes bitter with sweet, and somewhat chocolate. Quite delightful. A big beer, but in a light way.