mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - NOV 19, 2010
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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 (9992) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Whisky bar, Seattle. Minimal carbonation, dark red color that requires backlight. Slightly sour, with a little caramelized flavor.
bb (8987) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy brown color with an orange-ginger aroma. Some cloves, gingerbread and caramel maltiness with spicy pine-comb flavored hops kick.
theOptimator (381) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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 (885) - Albany, California, USA - NOV 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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 (3078) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.