michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz. Bottle: Lightly sweet aroma. Smells of malt, alcohol, biscuit, dark fruits, and a little chocolate. Poured medium to dark brown in color with a medium-sized tan head that diminished quickly. No lacing. Clear. Not sparkling. Lightly sweet flavor. Tastes of malts, sourdough, and a bit of chocolate and watermelon. Light to medium body. Thin, watery texture. Smooth texture. Soft carbonation. Thin, malty finish. Overall, way below my expectations, this brew is lacking in flavor and body.
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Brewblackhole. Brownish dark color. Smell of chocolate, malt, hops, nuts and caramel. Taste of hops, malt, chocolate, nuts, toffee, light brown sugar and fruit.
patrick767 (3232) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bomber - Pours almost black and clear with a one finger head. There’s a dark roast malt aroma. It reminded me very much of a stout with the roast malt, but not as darkly roasted. The flavor has some chocolate and subtle dark fruit. It’s medium bodied, easy drinking, and I had no idea it was nearly 8% abv. Good brew.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a deep mahogany body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of dark fruits, brown sugar, plum, and chocolate. Flavor of nuts, caramel, dark fruits, and lightly toasted grain.
EithCubes (4409) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Faintly sweetish roast aroma with deeply-embedded red fruit and a sooth, mild funk from the hops. Some Bockish notes but a bit earthier. Very dark mahogany red, color only determined by exposure to light; head is soapy and bubbly and lightly tanned. Very malty taste, medially bitter (but very dry and slightly more bitter in the aftertaste - sweetness isn’t cranked up enough to balance) with that fruit and a few splashes of perfume. Definitely not your normal Alt, hops and malt are probably doubled in the recipe, citrus and a touch of grapefruit to boot. Medium body. Struggles to find its own character - would easily fit into our catch-all American Strong Ale category. Does not rattle my world, but enjoyable enough.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 17, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lots of sweet malt and surprising choclate in aroma,touch of some noble hop dancing around in there, taste is of a caramely mildly sweet nature with that little chocolate tease,with pleasing hop bitterness in the finish, much more body and caramelly creaminess then say Alaskan Amber Alt, the body held together nicely right to the finish. Very good and recommended
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown color with a light head. Aroma is thick, malty, and bready. Bits of sweet chocolate and sugar detectable. Flavor is rich and malty with a decent hop bite. Smooth, with a nice tingle and good mouthfeel. Pleasant Altbier.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Name: Victor’s MemoriAle Altbier
clear brown, wispy off white head, drippy lace, light chocolate aroma with earthy hops, creamy body, rich chocolate flavor, nice earthy bitterness,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 12/20
TimE (2792) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A beautiful deep ruby color that I shall not soon forgot. Dark cherries, milk chocolate, nuts and oranges jump out of the nose. Very smooth, if underwhleming for hops, mouth, that shows signs of cherries, chocolate and earth. A bit thin, though for its size, it is quit unbeliveable. Dry finish.
Metalhead (615) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2007
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured rootbeer color with little head. Aroma was next to non-existant. Taste was semi earthy malt,nut,mild roast in the middle with a slightly dry/dust finish. Sounds like it sucks but it is actually not bad. Just a bit watery. Better than my rating but the lack of aroma for me was drawback.Decent lacing tho.