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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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Created by Samuel Adams employee Fred Hessler.
Fred wanted to go big or go home with his homebrew and decided to brew a kicked up Sticke Alt. This full-bodied ale has a big, malty character balanced by subtle orange and grapefruit notes from the hops. With a light amber color, this brew has a sweet finish.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn (2279) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Dark browish cloudy pour, thin ring of white head, light lacing ..... Aroma of caramel malts and light orange with a bitter hoppy citrusy grapefruit bite ... taste is of caramel malts light orange and bitter faded grapefruity hops nice bite with a lingering bitterness ... Warms up well ... Not bad at all abv hidden very well

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shakesbeere (212) - Oxford, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Pours an amber caramel brown with a foamy tan head. Smells of caramel malt and earthly hops with notes of fruit. Tastes of strong caramel malt with an underlying hop bitterness and alcohol flavor. The flavor balance slowly disappears by the end of the beer with the bitter and alcohol flavors dominating. It still tastes good, but it’s not perfect. Full bodied and sticky; a little heavy and dry in the finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerFlavoredBeer (254) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2012
An above-average alt that needs better balancing between the hops and the rest of the palate, but overall is good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (5917) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2012
sample from a 12oz bottle, shared by tmoney99. Wow, never had an alt with such high ABV. Clear brown/red color. Little light brown head, dots of lace. Big, rich full body, but not sticky in the finish, very nice. Chewy. Good fruit notes. Little earthy hops. Light sweet taste. Some bitter. Hint of smoke. Tasty stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5138) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Bottle to taster (thanks tmoney99). Looks solid; a semi-transparent brown with thin off-white lacing. Smells malty. Tastes the same with an average mouthfeel. Better than I expected.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JDBaker11058 (1205) - Maryland, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Appearance: clear, very dark brown with garnet highlights, short tan head and thick lace ring around the top. Aroma: slightly boozy, with notes of caramel, syrup, molasses, wet granite, and a bit of earth. Taste: bready and sweet, with flavors of molasses, a hint of maple syrup, chocolate-covered cherries, leather, wood, and wet leaf. Finish: sticky, slightly sweet, a bit boozy with mellow, earthy hops trying to balance. Notes: Not a huge alt fan, but this was a big, bold, tasty beer. Not for every day, but enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4475) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 29, 2012
This is pretty good but definitely sticky sweet. It has a sugary character to the body but doesn’t taste as strong as it is. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trujahwarrior (504) - Monroe, Washington, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Pours a medium brown color with a light tan head with good lacing. Smells of molasses, brown sugar, caramel and citrus. Tastes mostly the same as it smells but also has a dark fruit taste and the flavors come out better with a defefinate alcohol presence from the abv. Palate is light and creamy with a dry finish. This is a pretty good beer overall for the style and I enjoyed it

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - SEP 21, 2012
Bottle. Poured a murky brown color with a smaller off white head. Aroma was molasses, brown sugar, malts and syrup. Flavor was some dark fruit, candies, molasses and sugar. Big body. Heavy mouthfeeel. Longer finish. Decent to above average beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Heathen (1458) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 21, 2012
THOUGHTS: Very nice. Very malty. I haven’t had many alts, but this is better than I remember the others being. It was easy to drink for the high ABV. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, dark, reddish amber with a large, off-white head that mostly diminished and left good lacing. The aroma had heavy bread, caramel and all sorts of malt; light to moderate herbal, citrus and resin hops; prune; apple; cherry; alcohol; and hints of cola. The initial flavor was moderate to heavily sweet and lightly bitter; while the finish was moderate to heavily sweet and light to moderately bitter with and average to long duration. There was all sorts of malt, tons of malt, caramel, prune, cherry, apples, citrus and resinous hops, something a little rubbery, alcohol, dark bread and a little cola. The medium body was a little oily and then a little dry with soft and lightly tingly carbonation and a lightly alcoholic finish.


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