mike5326 (1726) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a bottle. Medium brown color, small white head. Medium sour malt aroma. Medium body with a slight sour malt flavor and medium finish b
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Luvystypotables (1862) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma of all spice, pours a reddish brown color not much head. Tastes of spice watery body with a drive spice finish.
cmacklin (1072) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle. Pours a clear mahogany with a medium, frothy, short lived, beige head that leaves spotty lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, bread, nuts and light spice. Sweet flavour of caramel, roasted malt, dark chocolate, nuts, grass and light spice with a dry, bitter, hoppy finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. A good altbier.
MarinEvelyn (854) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Initial reaction, smoky. A little heavier, chocolate, some winter spices, overall very enjoyable.
beerbaaron (1998) - Arizona, USA - DEC 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice mahogany with a soapy light brown head. Malty. Burnt roast. Licorice. Chocolate. A little smokey. Moderate bittersweet. Medium body. Bold but drinkable.
BroadestTom (437) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma caramel, bread, chocolate, roasty, nuts,
Appearance red, clear, tan foam,
Taste medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate light body, medium body, thin feel,
Overall not my style of beer but I can get through it. Definitely has an alcohol twang to it that is off putting to me. I would not suggest this beer to a friend.
hershiser2 (2804) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours brown, cola like, with a very small head. Roasted malts in the nose along with glue, grass, light vomit. Taste is bitter roasted nuts, grass, glue.
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obguthr (6188) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft: Currant nose. Clear brown, thin head, good lacing.Cherries, dried leaves, clay. Elderberry overtones. Medium body, moderate carbonation, mild.
njnut (486) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into lager glass glass bottle brown with just off the white head and lace. Aroma was sweet on the nose and of carmel and roasted malts. A little toast noted. Taste was roasted malt, nuts, very late in the finish the roast gets a bit strong and tends to linger getting slightly metalic. Mouthfeel a bit past thin. Slightly bitter.
UXO (1826) - CANADA - DEC 13, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: clear amber-brown with one finger of loose light tan head, good retention and lacing. (4/5) Aroma: roasty malt, caramel, nutty, mild dark fruit, light smoke. (6/10) Taste: moderate-low sweet, moderate-strong bitter. (6/10) Palate: medium body tending to the thin, moderate carbonation, off-dry bitter finish. (3/5)
A bit of a strange beer: the sweetness is relatively low and the bitterness relatively high, but there’s not a lot of depth of flavour to back it up, so it comes across a bit thin. Smells sort of like a “holiday” ale, but the taste and body are more like a lager. Which, I guess, is bang dead nuts-on for the style, since alts are supposed to be brewed with ale yeast at lagering temperatures, giving a lager-ish flavour - but despite the relatively high bitterness, I can’t say I’m a big fan. Letting it warm didn’t seem to improve it a whole lot. At best, a not uninteresting alternative to the same old - but I won’t be stampeding out to buy it again. (12/20)