gregwilsonstl (920) - Missouri, USA - DEC 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber. Clear. Thick head. Big body. Lots of malt. Quite complex. Very well balanced.
Tmoney99 (9977) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Beerpig317. Poured clear light brown color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with fair lacing. Moderate roasted sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.
b3shine (4215) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to snifter (shared by beerpig317). Looks good for the style; a translucent dark amberish brown with thin light beige lacing. Smells of smooth dark malt and light dark fruit. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. Enjoyable.
alexsdad06 (4353) - Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle shared by beerpig317. Pours a clear dark amber/copper color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have big malty, bread, caramel with mild earthy notes. Decent enough. Pretty one dimensional.
arminjewell (5587) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour on tap, dark reddish brown pour with slightly off white head, aroma brought notes of dark fruits, spice, lots of yeasty notes going into caramel, toffee, molasses notes, hints of grain, dark cherry, dark fruits as well. Taste is a mix of dark berry, cherry, hints of molasses, slight nuts into caramel, toffee, spice, finishing fairly sweet.
corpsuckle (101) - Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a pretty good winter warmer. Dark roasted malts, little sweetness, signature Ninkasi hop bite at the finish.
mt_glass (4) - Montana, USA - FEB 7, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet caramel malt aroma with hints of dried dark fruits. Pours a clear dark brown that just barely lets light though with a finger of off white head.
Tasty crisp beer with minimal sweetness and heavy roast malt and finishes with a lingering hop bitternesss. Medium body and lively on the tongue.
Overall, a good beer that’s perfect for cold nights. I seem to recall really liking the Fall ’13 version of this beer. This years batch (F’13) seems a bit different.
JStax (2567) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared. Pours a darker amber color with a beige head of foam. The aroma has some woody notes, oats, spice, toffee, and some dark molasses type characteristics. Taste is on the spicy sweet side. Medium body and a somewhat drying finish. Medium to lower carbonation.
GIJOE (444) - Monterey, California, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very deep, dark red with a fine, foamy white head that stays a while; sticky lacing. Nose is malty with notes of roasted grain. Taste is moderately bitter. Full body, lively carbonation. Good brew.
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hockeybeerguy (546) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reviewed from notes. Consumed 11/16/13.
The appearance is a fairly dark copper/brown colored body with a somewhat thin less than a finger’s worth of head that dies practically within thirty seconds and leaves a decent amount of sticky lacing that eventually slides into the body.
The smell has a somewhat rich dark malty nuttiness, there seems to be some spice that I can’t really tell what it is, just a sort of spiciness
The taste is a mostly malty sweet, the spice from the aroma comes back to balance it a bit, an "altbier-like" malty aftertaste, somewhat dry finish.
The palate is about a medium, somewhat sessionable, carbonation is good for the style and for me as its just not harsh or smooth, just right on.
Overall, good altbier for the most part, that I think I would come back to, unsure if I’d actually buy it again, but just overall good
thegreenrooster (3056) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a dark red with a large tan head. Aroma is a nice dark malt with some toffee and a strong cherry. Flavor is sugary and dark malts with some nuttiness. Finish has more brown sugar with a bit of dark fruit. I don’t really get much in the way of hops but from this brewer I’m sure their in there. This is a decent beer for winter warming. Plenty malty and chewy.