Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Lighter and less complex than many winter ales. Pleasant enough, but not memorable. improvjock (328) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2012 22oz bomber bottle. Pours a very dark brown with medium lingering tan head. A bit of toasted malts in the aroma, along with candied fruits. The flavor is dominated by those toasted malts, it’s smooth and creamy with a slight alcohol bite in the finish. Not bad, very drinkable. taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2012
I’ve decided alts aren’t my favorite (leans too much to the malt side), but trying to be fair here. Brown with a good head. Lots of smooth soft, toasted malt flavor - reminds me a bit of dark bread. Finish is gentle - not much hop bitterness. GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JAN 12, 2012
Medium copper. Small white head. Aroma is generally sweet. Taste is also sweet, lots of caramel to it, some chocolate and toffee. Good winter brew. nuplastikk (6289) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2013 22oz bomber. Deep amber-brown, practically opaque. Thinnish off-white head, sort of patchy. Sweet caramel and brown malt aroma, maybe some gingerbread. Sort of an odd beer, sort of like a Black IPA merged with a big Amber. Oily, with some syrupy sweetness. Odd, not really falling into any category..I suppose I can let it be an Alt. Kind of grows on you, but just doesn’t come off as successfully executed. OK.
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2012
From big bottle. Pours root beer color with tan head. Pretty plain. Malt and cereal, with some carbonation bite. Not as heavy as first appears. Meh. UWDawgs (9) - Monroe, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2011 does not count
Smooth and very filling. Goes down fairly easy. It’s a bit higher in the alcohol it seems but still tastes very good.
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Smokey flavor. Very dark color. Full flavor is all up front and then no after taste. A little bit of coffee flavor. SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - DEC 13, 2011
22oz bottle. Dark brown with a lastig beige head. Lots of chocolate and spicy hop flavor. Some alcohol. Doesn’t have the intense bready malt that I associate with a big alt but I don’t think they were going for that. Really just a big American brown ale. Not bad though. thorongil2 (3076) - , Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2011
(tap) very dark brown with small brown head; fruity aroma; dry flavour with long strong bitter finish; watery palate