Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - FEB 5, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2008 On tap at Flavour in SR. This is simply incredible, although I don’t think it truly be considered "malt liquor" stylistically. It is more like a cross between a good, earthy, caramelly English ESB and a "red" American strong ale like Bear Republic Red Rocket. It is deep, clear copper with a medium, dense, lon-lasting head that leaves rich lacing, typical of Moonlight. The aroma is earthy, caramel, dark toast, with fruity-piney hops. The taste is rich and intricate, beuatifull balanced between sweetness and bitternes, full-bodied, with dark but not burnt toast, caramel, earthy hints, fruit, hitns of citrus, flowers, and pine. It starts of a little sweeter and finishes a little more bitter but has beautiful balance all the way through, It’s thick and smooth but also lively. popery (2170) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 2, 2010
Three year old aged Toast on tap. I’ve never had this beer fresh, so I can’t give a good comparison. On that topic, I would love to cure that error in my experiences. I found this aged version to be delicate and complex. The caramel malt flavor is sublime, incredible bready notes, lightly toasted (of course), mix with lingering floral hops. The feel was silky smooth and light. The beer was relatively light in color with a good head and lacing. I tried to let it warm up a bit because it was served colder than I would have preferred. It really just had one of the most tantalizing and light sweet flavor profiles that I’ve ever tasted. Excellent beer that I will be on the lookout for from now on. thetmaxx (917) - West Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
On tap for rb best of the bay. Aroma is very roasty. Flavor is modestly roasted not much else comes through with the high melanoidins. Some caramel. Overall a decent beer. Thin head with no lacing. irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 15, 2007
(from notes) (on tap at Cato’s) pint is a gorgeous brown-tinted ruby-red, with a thin collar that leaves great lace. nose is, as the name states, dominantly toasty, with some light chocolate notes and a bit of floral hop character on the sides. flavor is toasty/roasty almost to the point of being a brown porter. good drinking beer, that perhaps becomes a hair one dimensional by the finish (not that you can really fault it - it is called Toast, y’know).
KnutAlbert (6763) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 11, 2011
Complex stuff. Mint, grass, some burned toast. Dry woody finish. Very pleasant beer.
ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 24, 2012
A - Served a clear amber color with a bit of orange mixed in with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades at a normal pace leaving behind some good lace.
S - Aroma is a mix of rich sweet caramel malts with a bit of toasted malt and citrus hop.
T - Starts off with some sweet rich toasted caramel and bready malt with a bit of citrus hop and a hint of chocolate. Though the middle some more toasted flavors come through with some light bitterness, some more hop flavor, and a touch of lager yeast esters. The finish is a mix of citrus hops, lightly caramelized malts, and a touch of bread.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with lightly syrupy feeling and a dry toasted finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nice amber lager with good balance. kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Draft @ Toad in the Hole. Really surprised (and pleased) to see this on tap! Wantlist beer for years... Pours a medium amber-brown color; thin, light-tan head that quickly dissipates. Burnt sugar, cocoa / bitter chocolate, and brown sugar in the nose; smooth, hidden alcohol, slightly warming. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: smooth, creamy presence in the mouth; burnt and caramelized sugar, caramel, and some charred malts; generally non-astringent for how burnt things are; some red fruits and earthy bitterness present as well; no alcohol, clean, some creaminess and vanilla. Really solid beer; very sessionable. Lots of candy sugar, burnt sugar, and caramel in the finish; earthy; nicely balanced end. nickd717 (4782) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 1, 2010
On tap at Zeitgeist in SF. My last beer of 2009, and a good one. The best malt liquor ever! Pours a clear dark amber-brown color with a nice lasting off-white head. Aroma is, well, toast, along with caramel, chocolate, and hops. Flavor is caramel malt, toasted malt, toast, spices, chocolate, and some citrusy and floral hops. Really tasty. Medium body with a surprisingly smooth mouthfeel and nice mildly bitter finish. Very interesting and good beer. joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 31, 2010
On tap at the Trappist in Oakland. It pours reddish brown with a thin but dense cream colored head. The aroma is slightly fruity with some caramel and a nice dry malt character. The flavor is really very good with caramel and toasted malt and a dry, bitter finish. Hard to believe this is a malt liquor by style. A nice alternative to the myriad of sweet, spicy winter warmers out there this time of year. cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 9, 2011
draft @ Bar Crudo. Pours a deep red/brown with a creamy thick tan head. Nose of toasted malts, nuts, and some citrus hops. Flavor is rich and toasty malts with a strong bitter finish. Great beer!