k0mpsa (895) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - DEC 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from safeway, san francisco. Dark brown color, hint of red. Aroma is roasty malts, some spices, vanilla. Medium body, roasty, spices. Quite nice but lacking body. Some hops at the end.
mavericks0619 (37) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap just blew on the Alaska smoked porter so I tried this one. Very smooth full bodied beer. Chocolate, coffee, and nutty notes. Smooth finish with a taste that lingers in a good way. Touchdown Saints!
beersearcher (2268) - Glendale, California, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This dark brown Alt, a style you don’t normally get is very smooth. The 7.2 is well hidden. I catch a little bit of weisse action plus some mild chocolate notes. Great name and a great label and a holiday beer that I look forward to trying every year.
maxwelldeux (2925) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear darker brown color with a moderate light tan head on it. Nose is quite malty, with some nice caramel and cereal notes coming to it. Taste is actually a little bitter and almost burnt. Decent drink, especially for the season, but not great.
Getbetter (699) - Cucamonga, California, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle.The pour is a dark brown with a white frothy head.There’s a great amount of roasted and caramel malt flavor notes.Light body, bitter and sweet,slick texture.
krumbum (351) - truckee, California, USA - NOV 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
An alcoholic precursor blast from the first pour, as the scent clears a light doughy darkness remains. Looks like a fine cola light but lasting head, dark but reacts to room light. Roasted bitterness in a variety of quick flashes pass with the sip. Leaves a that bitter behind
beertholomeus (484) - California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a rich amber color with a khaki head and lots of lacing. Caramel, malt, toffee and biscuit aroma. Dark malt, toffee, caramel, toast, chocolate and raisin flavors. Medium body and medium low carbonation. Bready mouth feel. Malt, caramel and toast finish.
batneil (226) - - NOV 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark colour with small lacy head. Slight treacley taste with slight fizz. Nice drinking beer. (K)
coreyc1221 (251) - Truckee, California, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark malt, oatmeal and chocolate aroma. Dark amber in color sithamid sized tan cream tan head. First taste is kind of tangy. With a couple more it goes from a dark malt start to a creamy, nutty slightly bitter finish. Especially good while watching the snow fall outside. Thanks Ninkasi!
BuckeyeBoy (2413) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours out a dark amber topped with a nice head. Nose is roast bread malts nutts and a touch of earth. Taste is as the nose with a nice malt bill.