BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 7, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Mahogany ruby color with tan head, nose of oak, berry and molasses. Sweet maple and rich malty goodness. Pleasing caramellized flavor, intense but subtle balanced hops and light alcohol. Barleywineish but a slight roasty note.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Heavy malt aroma of sweet caramel. Deep amber body with off white head. Thicker body teaxture and filling brew. With the malt backbone most prevelant, Milky film aslo present. Not bad of beer was a good napcap.
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to ilovedarkbeer. Clear brown pour. Aroma is corn, dark fruits, malts. Flavor is raisin, bread, dark fruits, roasted malts.
shigadeyo (3246) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
9/09/2009: Widmer 25th Anniversary 8409 Double Alt... Aroma: Smells pretty much like an alt with some light caramelized sugar and slightly nutty undetones. Appearance: Deep caraelized sugar/pecan pie color; transparent; foamy beige head. Flavor: Moderately sweet with a good balance of caramelized sugars and a respectable Noble hop bitterness (slightly orangy/citrusy). Palate: Medium, smooth. Overall: Surprisingly good alt, but WTF is a "double" alt?! I don’t have a problem "imperializing" certain styles, but alt now?!
22 fl. oz. bottle ( 9.8% alcohol by volume; 09:02 OR APR1509) shared by alexsdad06. Thanks Brad. Rating #23 for this beer.
thirdeye11 (5771) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
( 22oz bottle thanks to ilovedarkbeer) Pours clear brown, great lacing. Nose is chocolate, taste is the same. Oily body with a nice matching hop presence. Very good.
Tmoney99 (11803) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06.
Poured clear brown color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate toasted sweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.
A good drinkable beer.
Rustyham (1786) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2009
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
nasty, too thick, like a euro strong lager, like the baltika 9. this makes you feel like you need a shower and a big glass of water. Bottle from a tasting at the house of chris Montelius
mar (5011) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to ilovedarkbeer. dark amber with a cream head. nose is malts, cornbread and caramel. pretty thick on the palate with a flavor of caramel and fruity malts. finish is sticky and heavy with caramel.
daknole (10202) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
MALT bomb. Brown pour. Tan head. Aroma is pure malt...caramel, overripe fruit. Flavor is much the same. Malt is just too much and I am a malt-head!
bu11zeye (12147) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
( 22oz bottle, courtesy of ilovedarkbeer ) Pours a deep amber body with a small beige head. Aroma of roastiness, raisins, toasted bread, grass, and molasses. Flavor of raisins, toasted bread, caramel, grass, cocoa, and molasses.
Earlier Rating: 6/28/2009 Total Score: 3.3
(22oz bottle, labeled “25th Anniversary Double Alt”) Pours mahogany body with a medium tan head. Aroma of roastiness, caramel, grain, and brown sugar. Flavor of caramel, toffee, roasted malt, and mild grassy hops.