BobbyAnalog (320) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A malty, black licorice flavor profile chased with some fleeting citrus notes and a deep body. Some hoppiness knives through the aforementioned tastes, but it’s pretty subtle. Prepare for that hanging 9.3% bliss.
Tmoney99 (10468) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured clear brown color with an average frothy light brown head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate roasted caramel and citrus aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
beersearcher (2315) - Glendale, California, USA - AUG 8, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I am a fan of the style but this one was off the mark for me. There was a nice citrusy zing in the middle being pressed on either sides by a too sweet aroma and taste and on the other side by a really hot alcohol burn. Poured a medium brown with a nice head but that was the highlight.
keanex (1401) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Best before August of 2012.
A: A beautiful clear mahogany body shows plenty of lazy carbonation floating towards the huge tan creamy head that forms a plateau as it slowly dissipates leaving a mess on the glass. This is a great looking beer!
S: Whoa this is a sweet malty beer, hints of toffee, and some fruity notes of sweet apple. This is great!
T: Very malty and sweet. This has hints of apples through the sweet caramel, molasses, and toffee body. The end gets a bit thick though and hints at alcohol on the finish that sort of take away from the flavor giving it an edgy finish.
M: Moderately thick with little signs of carbonation.
O: I’m not sure how this style is supposed to be, but it reminds me a bit of a dopplebock. This is very malty with hints of fruit and I really enjoy it.
jschlitz (1) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - JUL 29, 2012 does not count
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Very good. My least favorite of this Longshot release but great color, maltiness and aroma.
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours cloudy amber with thin head. Sweet fruits leap out and blend into molasses. Malted toffee follows. Slight alcohol hints. Very strong. Overall a nice brew. Could probably only drink one but it is enjoyable.
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Ughsmash (7101) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Poured clear reddish-amber with a nice, dark beige head. The aroma picked up sweet, aged caramel, molasses, and darker fruit with cracked black pepper and earthy accents.. very warm. The flavor found more of the warm fruit and molasses plus some vanilla bean.. peppery alcohol and earthy accents.. tasty, but a tad too hot. Medium-bodied and spicy on the palate.. lightly-toasted.. decent feel and flow.
seymour (1401) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUL 26, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle from 2012 mix pack. It poured a clear, deep reddish brown color with persistent beige head and some lace. Nice appearance. Aromas of dark malts, citrusy/spicy hops, peppery yeast phenols, boozy alcohol. Flavor had some residual malt sweetness, grapefruity hops balance, tart and toasty, fairly harsh alcohol notes, some red-wine-like fruitiness and tannins. Medium body and carbonation. Unpleasant, harsh, acidic aftertaste. Maybe I got a bad bottle, but I only wanted a small sample of this one. I’ve learned there are very few high-gravity lagers I enjoy. I haven’t had any classic sticke alts, so I don’t know how true-to-style this one was.
williamherbert (1273) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light cola brown; healthy cardboard brown head. Thick with tiny bubbles of carbonation.
Aroma is cola and heavy toffee and molasses. Nary a hop to be found, or at least none that I can detect. Musty barnyard flavors, but I’m diggin’em. Overwhelmed by sweetness but a dark sweetness. There is a touch of orange rind that creeps up after a few minutes.
Dark sweetness on the front of the tongue; very much like a malty cola. The toffee/molasses comes through in a big way.
Feels smooth, but chunky. Has a palpable fizz that makes the flavors dance a li’l bit. This type of beer is so not my alley, but it’s getting it done with so many diverse flavors. It’s sweet but not saccharine; horsey but not dank. Well done, Fred.
Ron (2459) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is sweet and malty with mixed fruit and hops. The appearance is brown with a large head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Alcohol is partially hidden. Overall a really nice beer. Best Alt I’ve had so far.