ben4321 (4253) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Colonial Wine and Spirits, 4/3/12, from the Long Shot 6 pack
Aroma: The nose has some some caramel malts, a little spice, yeast, and fruity notes
Appearance: Pours a clear dark reddish-orange color with a creamy beige head and light-mid lace
Flavor: The taste is fairly sweet, caramel malts, bread/yeast, brown sugar, dark fruits, and a little spice
Palate: The body is medium-plus, with a light fizziness, a bit of a stickiness, and some heat presence
Eh, this one wasn’t great. First off, I was disappointed because it didn’t give me that orange/grapefruit hop presence that the description promised. Secondly, I thought the malts were a little heavy handed, and it lacked for balance. Overall, though I didn’t think it was bad, I was not a huge fan.
Patrickctenchi (4249) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a frothy brown which changes to a darker brown with red highlights...tall, steady, tan head.
Scent is a riot of sweet fruits, caramel, sugar...
Taste is very sweet, rich malt,toasted bread, fruit.
This is a very busy beer. Alcohol stands up towards the finish. Marvelous...though the smoothness fades some at the end
travita (4195) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Ruby red, brownish, off white head, and clear. The smell is big sweet maltyiness, some fruit, vanilla, maple, nuts. The taste is a sweet, almond, amaretto, cherry, and decent despite the big sweetness.
boFNjackson (4183) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Poured deep, ruby, maroon with a thin head. Ultimately this was very sweet beer. I thought it was dimensional and palate mostly got worth malt and sweetness. Some caramel candied sweetness. Did I say it was sweet?
vyvvy (4178) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep clear mahogany with a large soapy tan head. The aroma has dark berries, toffee, heavily toasted malt, anise and it is overall very full and rich. Medium / full lush body with quite a bit of carbonation. The flavor starts out with the aroma traits along with lots of sharp fruitiness and alcohol burn. The finish is on the astringent side. There is a raisin aspect as it warms. Okay alt, but I prefer the lower alcohol alts.
wlajwl (4125) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is fruit, a mild nuttiness, some sweetness and a strong hint of alcohol. The flavor is heavy malts, ESB-like fruitiness, and a warming alcohol finish. With the alcohol, I was expecting an ASA due to the normal ABV of this style, but it was an almost non-factor, this was a good altbier on its own.
burg326 (3979) - Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
jkwalking05 (3971) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown in color with a decent off-white head. Aroma is of bread, malt, and booze. Taste is of bread, malt, almonds, cherries, walnuts. Sweet, but quite delicious.
TURDFERGUSON (3970) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Deep copper with medium sized off white sudsy head. Nose is ho-hum malt, brown sugar, oatmeal, orange peel, lemon, grapefruit. Flavor big, boozy, burt sugar, roast. Big bitter finish. Would be much better at 5.3%
djd07 (3970) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a small frothy beige head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is bready malt and caramel. Thick mouthfeel with a rich malt and bitter hop with sweet finish. A good alt.