Huhzubendah (3753) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle from drabmuh. Thanks Matt.
The beer is copper colored with amber / ruby highlights and a half inch of tan head. The aroma offers candy, sugar, malt - smells sweet. The flavor brings sweet malt, candied fruit, and booze. A bit hot and sweet for my tastes, but I suppose the style calls for this, at least to a certain degree. Some plum and raisin characteristics emerge more as the beer is allowed to warm. Medium bodied with appropriate carbonation. Overall, this was pretty good.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-16-2012 hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2012
12oz bottle. Hazy deep amber with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, caramel, chocolate, and earthy. Tastes of earthy, caramel, toffee, chocolate, with some dark fruits. Alcohol well hidden. italianjohn (3254) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Dark browish cloudy pour, thin ring of white head, light lacing ..... Aroma of caramel malts and light orange with a bitter hoppy citrusy grapefruit bite ... taste is of caramel malts light orange and bitter faded grapefruity hops nice bite with a lingering bitterness ... Warms up well ... Not bad at all abv hidden very well Shakesbeere (219) - Oxford, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Pours an amber caramel brown with a foamy tan head. Smells of caramel malt and earthly hops with notes of fruit. Tastes of strong caramel malt with an underlying hop bitterness and alcohol flavor. The flavor balance slowly disappears by the end of the beer with the bitter and alcohol flavors dominating. It still tastes good, but it’s not perfect. Full bodied and sticky; a little heavy and dry in the finish. BeerFlavoredBeer (260) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2012
An above-average alt that needs better balancing between the hops and the rest of the palate, but overall is good.
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2012
sample from a 12oz bottle, shared by tmoney99. Wow, never had an alt with such high ABV. Clear brown/red color. Little light brown head, dots of lace. Big, rich full body, but not sticky in the finish, very nice. Chewy. Good fruit notes. Little earthy hops. Light sweet taste. Some bitter. Hint of smoke. Tasty stuff. b3shine (9143) - Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Bottle to taster (thanks tmoney99). Looks solid; a semi-transparent brown with thin off-white lacing. Smells malty. Tastes the same with an average mouthfeel. Better than I expected. JDBaker11058 (2351) - Maryland, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Appearance: clear, very dark brown with garnet highlights, short tan head and thick lace ring around the top. Aroma: slightly boozy, with notes of caramel, syrup, molasses, wet granite, and a bit of earth. Taste: bready and sweet, with flavors of molasses, a hint of maple syrup, chocolate-covered cherries, leather, wood, and wet leaf. Finish: sticky, slightly sweet, a bit boozy with mellow, earthy hops trying to balance. Notes: Not a huge alt fan, but this was a big, bold, tasty beer. Not for every day, but enjoyable.
dwyerpg (6410) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 29, 2012
This is pretty good but definitely sticky sweet. It has a sugary character to the body but doesn’t taste as strong as it is. Pretty good. trujahwarrior (515) - Monroe, Washington, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Pours a medium brown color with a light tan head with good lacing. Smells of molasses, brown sugar, caramel and citrus. Tastes mostly the same as it smells but also has a dark fruit taste and the flavors come out better with a defefinate alcohol presence from the abv. Palate is light and creamy with a dry finish. This is a pretty good beer overall for the style and I enjoyed it