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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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Bottle pours dark hazy brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is very nutty with slight phenolic boozyness. Flavor is big and rich bread malts, lots of caramel and toast with a sweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brenn79 (1471) - Idaho, USA - SEP 7, 2012
12 oz. bottle- Pours clear brown to ruby red with a one finger foamy tan head that reduces to a blanket. The aroma is caramel malt, spicy, toffee. The taste is big on caramel malt, alcoholic, syrupy, the finish is sweet but dry. Decent beer, but not really my style.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (5013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Murky brown, with a thin ring o’ foam. Huge malt aroma - molasses, toasty, and rich. Smooove palate. Very malty. More molasses and toast, perhaps even some rum. Crisp, woody finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (3530) - Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2012
12 ounce bottle poured an amber redish color, with aromas of malt, over riped fruit, light citrus, and some caramel. Flavors are the same, heavy malt flavor overall, did not taste like a 9.3% beer that is for sure.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lamas (1339) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Bottle. Enjoy before: 08/12. A clear deep copper/light mahogany pour with a thick and creamy khaki head. The aroma consists of caramel, spiced apple cider, a rich breadiness, and some mild citrus in the background. A little vanilla and some woodsiness become apparent as things warm up a bit. Goes down medium-bodied and fairly smooth. Gets a tad sticky as it warms. The taste starts with a good deal of caramel, toffee, apples, and pears. Estery. A mildly grainy/bready middle. A tangy finish with some oranges and touches of zesty citrus rinds. Hints of grassiness. A fair amount of spiciness throughout. The perfect level of warming alcohol that only adds to the complexity of this beer. Nice work Derf!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SanfordBrewer (1390) - Sanford, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2012
beautiful translucent dark red with a creamy tan head. heavy full body with medium-high carbonation.

aroma: rich bready german munich and aromatic malt, caramel, spicy grain, over-ripe fruit, leafy hops, and magic marker alcohol.

taste: rich bready munich malt, spicy tart grain, leafy hop bitterness, fruity esters, and magic marker.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rader58 (774) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 24, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours a slightly opaque amber with reddish hues. Aroma of caramel, nuts, spruce and raisin. Flavor is toffee, caramel, peat, with hints dark chocolate covered cherries. A sweet and slightly dry finish. This is a really good altbier.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bbrock81 (304) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Pours cloudy brown with a small tan head, perfect alt/doppel appearance. Aroma is super sweet, syrup, raisin, malt. Flavor is slightly less sweet, but still very syrupy, malty, dark fruit. Palate is quite nice, light carbonation. Overall a nice beer, if a bit on the sweet side. The high alcohol doesn’t really show. More of a doppel than an alt, though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (2742) - Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2012
The aroma is fruity, bread, vegetables. The appearance is opaque red/brown, cream colored head. The flavor is fruity, bready, slightly boozy. Like a dopplebock. Medium/thick in body, creamy. The finish is pine, grapefruit, lingering. Very good overall. Good representation of the style, although this may have crossed the line from altbier to dopplebock.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mansquito (3255) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Big Top Beverage Mart... variety case: Pours a reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma is Eastern European marinated fruits... kind of doppelbockish. Body is ridiculously heavy. Taste is rather sweet. Finish is slightly hoppy and bitter. Lots of fruitiness. This is a hard one to drink. I wish I only had one these rather than 8. Not my thing.


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