skibumphishead (259) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 20, 2011
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
6 pack of 12oz bottles picked up in North Conway, NH.
Whenever I travel I seek out a beer or two that I can not get here in Mass. I sipped on a couple of these by the fire, and it was a welcome break from drinking Guinness. The pour is dark brown with an off-white head. The flavor is cashews, brown sugar, and a spicy alcohol finish. The hops are present as it warms up a bit. I was expecting Double Bag or better, but this falls short with a thin body. The flavors are decent and it is very drinkable.
hockeybeerguy (1466) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a stange.
The appearance had a decent somewhat clear red color with a decent half finger white foamy head that gracefully dissipated into the beer. There was some light lacing sticking nicely to the glass.
The smell had a decent roasted nuttiness blended into a light caramel maltiness.
The taste was somewhat sweet with a semi-thick nutty breadiness.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium with a decent sessionability about it.
Overall, not a bad altbier, though this could have also gone as an American Amber/Red, no worries as I’d have it again if available.
DuffMan (6439) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 24, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Crazy carbo results in a towering beige head on a slightly hazy copper body. Low aroma, principally grainy with light caramel. Grainy body as well, light fruity caramel, slightly reedy with a sharp hoppy bite. I much preferred the Altitude, which apparently is the original recipe for this beer? Should have stuck with Plan A.
jdobbs (331) - New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 20, 2013
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours brown with an initial foamy head that lasts for a bit. Aromas are nutty, English breakfast tea, maybe grass, maybe some caramel. Tastes are mostly sweet, with some limited bitterness. Fairly light in the mouth with lots of carbonation
queenholly (2827) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nutty caramel malt aroma. Deep amber with a moderate beige head. Roasty/nutty caramel malt and herbal hops flavor. Light body , moderate carbonation.
Patrickctenchi (3401) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy, woody brown with a thick, light tan head.
Aroma is caramel malt.
Very malty, caramel with a sort of tree-bark bittering.
Imaena (1788) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Zealand Hut White mtns NH. Beer hiked into the woods always tastes better.
shrubber85 (7290) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Caramel malt and metallic aroma. Dark amber with large tan head. Lightly sweet caramel malt and mildly bitter herbal flavor. Body a bit light. Pretty good.
BrettTaylor (450) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Poured a dark copper with an initially thick amber head with medium lacing. The head dissipated quickly to a very thin head. Aroma is caramel with subtle coffee and a bit floral. Tastes a bit of coffee, some hops, malty, and a bit of something green. Light mouthfeel, a bit of astringency on the finish. Long finish, but not particularly pleasant.
VALIS (222) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Caramel and tea scent. Mildly malty taste, smooth, too smooth, A little sour aftertaste. Not bad.
JuliusCaesar (162) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mild aroma and flavors. Not a lot going on but drinkable. Overall decent