ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - FEB 6, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark copper body with a reasonable sized head. Aroma is grass, bread, and caramel. The first sip was bad, a boatload of alcohol. After that it got better but the 8.5% was always bothering me. It even came off a little watery at that. Flavor is all of the above with some sugary notes. Didn’t care for this at all.
omhper (20750) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Hazy copper colour. Grassy aroma. A very powerful beer with thick mouthfeel. Plenty of malt sweetness and obvious notes of licorice. Much more barley wine character than altbier character, and with all the warming qualities of a barley wine.
hotstuff (4393) - Indiana, USA - FEB 4, 2006
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Small, fizzy ivory head, transparent, carbonated, and dark copper hue. Aroma was sweet, malty, caramel, and hoppy. Flavor ws sweet, malty, caramel and vinuous. Absolutely delectable! Mouthfeel was smooth, thin and dry. Worthy of a try IMO and one that I want to get more of.
Padron4KM (630) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 4, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml swingtop bottle. bottled on date stamped on the lable, but it is illegible.
Pours cloudy brown, with a thick sticky head.
Rich, sweet aroma. lots of caramel, some dark fruit, and alcohol.
Flavor is sticky sweet, with some roastiness and green leafy hops in the middle. A little too sweet for my taste. steep $4.50 price tag makes it one I probably wouldn’t visit again.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 30, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chestnut brown color with a thin white head. Rich malty aroma with notes of caramel and plums. Sticky, sweet malty flavor. Caramel, dark fruit and a light peppercorn spice. Just enough hops in the finish to keep things in balance.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown, small white head. Looks great. Lots of malt and alcohol in sweet aroma. Medium mouthfeel. Very sweet and spicy taste - thick and syrupy. Some hops in there as well. A big thick sweet tasty beer that was pretty darn nice to drink
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 26, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light, hazy mahoganey. Not much of a head it goes… very thin off-white ring.
Sweet malty, slightly roasty barleywine-esque aroma.
Very sweet flavor, light smoke, some citrus rind bite. Images of all these barleywines keep coming in my head. It is very malty, with the accompanying hops. I really can’t believe this is called an Alt.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesty of Kevin. Hazy brown body, no head. Sweet tootsie roll chocolate aroma with a subtle hop pepper-spicing. Big fatty malt flavor - loads of chocolate malt with the same tootsie roll sweetness acting as a base. Some On top of that there’s some green leafy hops, but they take a seat to the big malt profile. Thanks Kevin!
1FastSTi (3343) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Kevin! The beer pours to a hazy brown body with a light white head. Good lacing! The aroma is pretty strong with flaked barley aromas and with toasted tootsie roll-esque aroma and licorice and raisins. The flavor is not subtle. Lots malts. Black currants and sweet malts. Very in your face and tasty. The palate is medium full bodied and has a light powdered sugar. Almost syrupy but not sticky. Mmmm...
LePoopie (151) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks mom. Has a decent malty aroma. Cloudy brown color, with a whitish head. Nice kind of strong malty flavor, slightly bitter. Good body, with a little carbonation. Overall, pretty good. Nice bottle shape.