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RATINGS: 272   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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - DEC 13, 2011
22oz bottle. Dark brown with a lastig beige head. Lots of chocolate and spicy hop flavor. Some alcohol. Doesn’t have the intense bready malt that I associate with a big alt but I don’t think they were going for that. Really just a big American brown ale. Not bad though.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8981) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (1777) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (5001) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (5204) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 30, 2014
12oz bottle pours a clear copper amber with some thin, creamy, lacing white head. Nose has mild spice, malty, mild yeast, mild booze, some dried fruits. Flavor is the same, dried fruit, cherry, raisin, mild booze, some malt, a little spice, clove. Full bodied, sticky finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (2551) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2014
12 oz bottle from Total Wine & More - Gilbert, AZ. Brown and clear appearance. Dark malts, roast, chocolate, earthy notes, licorice, molasses. Medium body with a bittersweet finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (9944) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
Keg at the taproom in Eugene, 10/11/14. Chestnut brown with a decent tan swirl and edgeing. Nose is biscuit, nutty, toffee. Taste comprises caramel, toffee, biscuit, earthy notes. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok alt if a little ramped up US ABV take for the style! Doesn’t match up to the better 4.5/5% alts you get in Dusseldorf, ABV ain’t everything!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MunBro (527) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
Very dark and malty, interesting balance between the light hops and roasted malts. Nice chocolate notes, too.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbastard (728) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 20, 2014
22oz bottle. Dark Brown pour. My first Alt rating. Had the real thing in Dusseldorf. This isn’t. Nice beer, but not outstanding in anyway. Distant hop aromas, with mild malts. Mild caramel taste with some mild hop bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zoucrew102 (616) - - NOV 15, 2014
Bomber, thanks ctomson! Caramel malt aroma with notes of dark fruit and hops. Pours very dark brown with a thin light brown head and very little lacing. Starts well with the sweetness from the caramel and dark fruit interacting well together. The finish starts out good as well with a dry finish and nice mellow flavors of hoppy citrus. After the sip is complete, the flavor turns very bitter almost harshly so. Very good beer, but the aftertaste leaves something to be desired.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (4388) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
650ml bomber pours a deep amber color with a 2 finger off-white head that has decent retention and leaves decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel and dark pitted fruit with some grainy notes. Taste is a caramel and dark fruit sweetness with a grassy and herbal hop bitterness. Light to medium bodied with good carbonation. Tastes more like a bock or milder doppelbock, but still a pretty tasty beer.


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