mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - NOV 19, 2010
This beer is super delicious. Underrated in my opinion. Ninkasi makes some malty beers but this one is their best malt bomb that I have tried. Flavor is verging on a malty Irish red ale like Moylans. I got to get another one of these. A real treat. marcus (10227) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 18, 2010
Pours dark amber with a thick beige head and a treacle aroma. There is a hearty chocolate and molasses flavor with a dry finish. Pretty tasty. benjaminbier (45) - Oregon, USA - NOV 17, 2010
What is a double alt? Twice as malty as a beer that’s meant to be maltier than the average German commerical lager? USA has no reference for alt - so what’s with the double? Comparable to a strong English brown, with an extra malt kick. Delicious, certainly. Bitter chocolates, roasted coffeeness, toasted malt high-note. Warm alcohol backdrop, symphony of toasted malt, lingering toastiness. Not alt like Altbier, but Alt like Alt-ernative. A NW brew with a name like alt-deutschland. sblakey (15) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2010
Whisky bar, Seattle. Minimal carbonation, dark red color that requires backlight. Slightly sour, with a little caramelized flavor. bb (9268) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 10, 2010
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a light tan head. Malt and mineral aroma. Malt and light toast flavor with toffee and mineral. Medium bodied. Malt and toast linger with mineral notes.
doublebock (558) - California, USA - NOV 8, 2010
Cloudy brown color with an orange-ginger aroma. Some cloves, gingerbread and caramel maltiness with spicy pine-comb flavored hops kick. theOptimator (385) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 7, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2010 Aroma is mild caramel, yeast. Appearance is brown with hint of red. Small white tan head. Taste is malty, bittersweet. Fair amount of hops bitterness present. Palate is crisp and light+. Refreshing for the alcohol content. Overall this is a nice tasty strong alt. robertjm (892) - Albany, California, USA - NOV 5, 2010
Nice thick head about a 1/4" thick. Dark red body when held up to light. Very carbonated. Malty aroma. Flavor clearly on the malt side of the spectrum. Flavors of chocolate and caramel. Perhaps a little doughy as well. Glad I chose this one as my first winter seasonal!! 22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2010
Pours a medium deep brown with lots of rocky head that dissipates fairly quickly. Fairly sweet up front. Definite malty and intense bready type notes....light chocolate flavors are more dominated by light caramel sweetness, almost a peat like character takes over the aftertaste. The aroma is reminiscent of a strong scotch ale and a sticke alt crossed over. Hops are pretty much nonexistant which is good for the style. A lingering bitterness carries over in the aftertaste. mjg74 (3106) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 5, 2010
Bomber from BevMo. Dark amber/brown in color. Aroma is sweet and malty. Rich dark malty flavors. Dark fruit with a little bit of sugar, followed by a strong hoppy bitternes. Full flavored and tasty.