RATINGS: 222   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
Created by Samuel Adams employee Fred Hessler.
Fred wanted to go big or go home with his homebrew and decided to brew a kicked up Sticke Alt. This full-bodied ale has a big, malty character balanced by subtle orange and grapefruit notes from the hops. With a light amber color, this brew has a sweet finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (3126) - Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2012
The aroma is fruity, bread, vegetables. The appearance is opaque red/brown, cream colored head. The flavor is fruity, bready, slightly boozy. Like a dopplebock. Medium/thick in body, creamy. The finish is pine, grapefruit, lingering. Very good overall. Good representation of the style, although this may have crossed the line from altbier to dopplebock.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mansquito (6060) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Big Top Beverage Mart... variety case: Pours a reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma is Eastern European marinated fruits... kind of doppelbockish. Body is ridiculously heavy. Taste is rather sweet. Finish is slightly hoppy and bitter. Lots of fruitiness. This is a hard one to drink. I wish I only had one these rather than 8. Not my thing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BobbyAnalog (334) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 13, 2012
A malty, black licorice flavor profile chased with some fleeting citrus notes and a deep body. Some hoppiness knives through the aforementioned tastes, but it’s pretty subtle. Prepare for that hanging 9.3% bliss.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (14183) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Bottle. Poured clear brown color with an average frothy light brown head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate roasted caramel and citrus aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - AUG 8, 2012
I am a fan of the style but this one was off the mark for me. There was a nice citrusy zing in the middle being pressed on either sides by a too sweet aroma and taste and on the other side by a really hot alcohol burn. Poured a medium brown with a nice head but that was the highlight.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Best before August of 2012.

A: A beautiful clear mahogany body shows plenty of lazy carbonation floating towards the huge tan creamy head that forms a plateau as it slowly dissipates leaving a mess on the glass. This is a great looking beer!

S: Whoa this is a sweet malty beer, hints of toffee, and some fruity notes of sweet apple. This is great!

T: Very malty and sweet. This has hints of apples through the sweet caramel, molasses, and toffee body. The end gets a bit thick though and hints at alcohol on the finish that sort of take away from the flavor giving it an edgy finish.

M: Moderately thick with little signs of carbonation.

O: I’m not sure how this style is supposed to be, but it reminds me a bit of a dopplebock. This is very malty with hints of fruit and I really enjoy it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
jschlitz (1) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - JUL 29, 2012 does not count
Very good. My least favorite of this Longshot release but great color, maltiness and aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Pours cloudy amber with thin head. Sweet fruits leap out and blend into molasses. Malted toffee follows. Slight alcohol hints. Very strong. Overall a nice brew. Could probably only drink one but it is enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Bottled. Poured clear reddish-amber with a nice, dark beige head. The aroma picked up sweet, aged caramel, molasses, and darker fruit with cracked black pepper and earthy accents.. very warm. The flavor found more of the warm fruit and molasses plus some vanilla bean.. peppery alcohol and earthy accents.. tasty, but a tad too hot. Medium-bodied and spicy on the palate.. lightly-toasted.. decent feel and flow.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
seymour (1957) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUL 26, 2012
12oz bottle from 2012 mix pack. It poured a clear, deep reddish brown color with persistent beige head and some lace. Nice appearance. Aromas of dark malts, citrusy/spicy hops, peppery yeast phenols, boozy alcohol. Flavor had some residual malt sweetness, grapefruity hops balance, tart and toasty, fairly harsh alcohol notes, some red-wine-like fruitiness and tannins. Medium body and carbonation. Unpleasant, harsh, acidic aftertaste. Maybe I got a bad bottle, but I only wanted a small sample of this one. I’ve learned there are very few high-gravity lagers I enjoy. I haven’t had any classic sticke alts, so I don’t know how true-to-style this one was.

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