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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (14558) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUL 16, 2012
The pour is dark amber in color with an off-white head. Toasted malt with a surprising hoppiness, mostly citrus peel. There’s a nice sweetness to the nose and quite a bit of white grape, which I seem to get in most alts. Some caramel and toffee maltiness, maybe a bit of chocolate, too. The flavor is a bit boozy, unfortunately. Some citrus hop flavor, a lot of toasted malt, white grape, and toffee sweetness are also present. The booze really lasts throughout the entire sip.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (12740) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12405) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 13, 2012
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of grain, nuts, raisins, vinous, and caramel. Flavor of caramel, molasses, raisins, and nuts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (12148) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2012
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of toffee, carmel, brown sugar, plum and raisin. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, toffee, molasses, light spice and light fruittiness with a smooth lingering toffee finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (12133) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2012
Bottle. Pours darkest brown. Nose/taste of fig, raisin, candi sugar, dark fruits and sweet malt. Very sweet finish with tons of mashed up figs and raisins. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11752) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2011
on tap @GABF-pours copper with a light tan head. Aroma is sweet medium malt-caramel, some spice. Taste is spice hops, sweet medium malt-caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (11471) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear mahogany with an average, creamy light tan head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is dates, plum, and fig esters, cookie and caramel malt with faint spicy hops. Flavor is sweet malt, light hops and bitterness, dark fruits and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11432) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear dark brown color with a medium sized creamy brown head. Good head retention. Aroma of banana, raisin, toffee, bread, plum, anise and faint herbal hops. The taste is toffee, raisin, caramel and a bitter hop finish. Medium bodied. Not very alt-like but still decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012

Name: LongShot Derf’s Secret Alt
Date: April 11, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Bullock’s
Appearance: clear dark red, fine tan head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet dark caramel aroma, bready, candy sweet, light earthyness
Flavor: sweet dark caramel flavor, touch of burnt sugar, bready, light earthyness adds a bit of balance
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10738) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 22, 2012
Brown color, tannish head. Aroma of dried fruits, toffee, vanilla, bready notes, some herbal hop notes. Flavor is sweet and lightly hoppy, some sweet bready notes, toffee, and overall this one is really nice. Better than I expected.

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