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RATINGS: 279   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Dark Double Alt - A delicious Northwest seasonal brewed with Winter in mind. A dark double alt, malty, nourishing and delicious, it’s sure to keep the cold weather at bay. Let Sleigh’r rock your winter!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ajmkendrick (23) - Oak Harbor, Washington, USA - DEC 14, 2013
This Alt style dark ale is a deep dark brown in color, almost the color of Cola and it has a thick tan head. It is a medium bodied beer with a rich toasted barley and light chocolate taste which is thrown off by an odd, almost citrusy finish. In conjuction with the odd finish it is a little higher on the IBU scale than I care for. By itself I wouldn’t pick this one as my drink of choice, but oddly enough when I began to drink it with food, I just happened to be eating Kerry Gold Dubliner Cheese and a Gala Apple, it was much more tolerable. I assume because the sweetness and strong tastes helped to mask the hoppy bitterness of the beer allowing me to enjoy other aspects of the beer a little.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (2829) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown with a slightly off white head. Aroma has notes of spice, yeast, molasses and dark fruits as well. Taste is a mix of dark berry, cherry, hints of molasses, nuts, caramel, toffee, spice and finishing sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
badpuppy69 (285) - orange, California, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Pours a clear dark amberish brown with minimal head. Aroma is sweet malt. Has a nail polish lacquer note. Kinda strange. Taste follows the aroma with Some dark fruits in the sip. Medium mouth feel. Meh!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (5343) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle @ Three Notch’d Tasting. Deep brown with a tan head. Cocoa, burnt wood. Singed grass and pine cones. Taste is strongly malty. Loads of roasty, ashy flavor. Toast and apples. More pinecone. Medium body, active carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomthompson89 (1924) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2015
this is by no means a style i usually jump at, but my metalhead side made me buy it. nose is sweet malt, maybe some brown sugar. it is a nice mahogany hue with thin tan head. flavour is basically what i expected from the nose and from a "double Alt" again not my style but a good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2372) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Clear dark, with orange highlights. Nice fine lacing pattern. Nose is candied oranges, with malty notes, especially as it warms. The palate is quite nice. High small carbonation, soft. The taste has the oranges, and some other darker fruit, including figs, and a bit of spiciness. Finishes clean and dry , taking away the sweetness successfully. Really liked this, thanks for the tasting Andy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (6402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
[Bottle (12oz)] Pours a dark amber-brown with an average size lasting frothy tan head. Aroma of caramel malt and nuts along with a hint of chocolate and some dark fruit. Lightly sweet, slightly watery flavour of caramel malt and nuts along with a surprisingly, slightly harsh bitter finish. Some light alcohol in the finish as well. Average bodied. Not bad, an interesting take on the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lightbias (231) - USA - DEC 25, 2014
A deep copper, the brew pours clear and is finalized with a finger-deep, off-white cap. The foam is insignificant in minutes, but leaves a lacy trace of itself on the glass as it sinks. The aroma is light banana, a nutty toast; and the flavor in the first sip is accented again with the banana, but I experience a dark fruit along with it. If it weren’t for the malty, alcohol afterward, I could almost imagine a fruit/yogurt/granola cup. Black currants sit foremost in the flavor for me, but touched with roasted nuts. The palate is light, clean, and crisp; clearing from my taste buds in record time, but leaving a slight sere on my tongue. This isn’t dry enough to be unpleasant, and the aftertaste sits as long as the dryness and then boom...gone. Nice trick, Ninkasi! I’m more impressed with this presentation from Ninkasi than I have been with some of their other styles, and I am glad to have found this. I will look for this again next year to see if the recipe has improved! At this point, I could safely say that I would drink this again if offered up!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Bomber shared at a tasting. Pours a clear dark red with a thin frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of banana, caramel, spice, dark fruit, toffee. The taste is toffee, raisin, spicy, herbal hops. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (1857) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 4, 2014
Dark and murky mud brown pour with a thin beige head. The nose is malty with a bit of caramel and toffee with a nutty and slightly fruity aroma. Sweet and malty with a grainy cereal profile. Toasted nuts with a bit of dark, dried fruit. The finish is full bodied with a bit of hop bitterness. Overall, a bit boring but very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (6594) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2014
Draft - Caramel and light grains. Deep maroon with a decent a beige head. Bitter, caramel and a sweet bitter finish. Sweet and bitter and malty. Light esters, not sure what this supposed to taste like, but it’s OK.

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