merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - MAY 21, 2007
22 oz bottle pours a clear and radiant ruby brown with a nice beige head. Aroma is chocolate, McIntosh apples, caramel, and floral hops with a vague hint of roast. Medium body with a satiny crisp carbonation. Taste adds some doppelbock character with dark fruits joining the red apple. Lots of malty chocolate and caramel with walnut nuttiness and floral and spicy hops. Alcohol is well concealed. One of the better alts I’ve encountered. beastiefan2k (4180) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JUN 27, 2007
22 oz bomber poured into a small goblet glass. Pours very dark brown with a small head. Aroma is just amazing, first I get strong chocolate brownie, straight up, not exaggerating. Then combine that with a straight laced (but stronger) no thrills German malt sweetness that’s wrapped around some light esters. And searching beneath that there is even a light earthy, floral hop presence. Toasted aspect all around the aroma. Taste definitely has an American twist on the Alt with a strong hop profile, though definitely German floral hops. Then there is a lightly sweetened with chocolate cereal (think chocolate chex). Just a feeling of alcohol, nothing strong but as you drink you definitely feel it’s a beer yet nothing aversive comes out of it. Finishes very light and understated. Low bitterness and extremely quaffable. So surprising how drinkable this is. Feels like I could drink this forever. I have to say that 2 Bros has impressed me every time out. wlajwl (7205) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Aroma is dark fruit and nutty malts. The flavor is dark fruit/raspberries, nutty malts, citrus and a dry finish. CigarsLoveBeer (153) - Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2007
Bottle: Dark Brown body with a nice tan head and some lacing. Very malty aroma with coffee, nut, chocolate, aromas with some hops to balence it out. As the bottle warms, aroma becomes more fruity and spicy. Nice complexity there. Starts out with chocolate flavors, with the hops adding spicy undertones right off the bat. The ale sweetness (cherry) hits right before the swallow, and mixes well with the spicy hops for a long, tasty finish. As the bottle warms, the fruit flavors really enter the forefront, with melon and raisin notes, and left me with a fruity and spicy finish that I enjoied. ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2007
Bottle. Semi-sweet chocolate malt aroma with hints of lactose. No hop in the nose. Dark red color. Small, tan head. Initial impression is malt. Starts out a bit pedestrian, but as the palate adjusts and the beer warms there is a nice hop finish. This is an excellent beer; smooth but with a back bone of semi-sweet chocolate. The commercial description speaks of a "noticeable German floral hop bitterness". The hop bitterness is certainly there, although I’m not sure if I’d call it German or floral. Recommended.
theisti (4237) - Kansas, USA - JUL 30, 2007
22 oz bottle from Binny’s downtown, Chicago IL. Pour is a dark brown with a nice frothy khaki head. Aroma is nutty roast and some sweetness. Taste is initially somewhere between roasty and smoky. Middle has nice caramel sweet malt body and a clean, crisp bitter finish. A very light body that went down very smooth with sausage pasta. I have had very few Altbiers in my days, so no idea what they are supposed to taste like. Regardless, I found this one incredibly drinkable and quite delicious. Cheers Victor. Patrickctenchi (6807) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Pours dark brown/ruby with a thick, dark, oatmeal head.
Lactic, chocolate malt aroma.
Sweet chocolate malt, dark fruit, sweet cola taste.
Roasty, earthy hop flavor.
Very creamy and rich.
Very nice. npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2007
Dark red/brown with a nice, quickly diminishing tan head. Robust nose, quite fruity--oranges and apricots, some coffee, caramel and toffee. Tastes quite sweet, rather fruity, with a good deal of coffee, but ultimately dominated by a nutty bitterness. frankenkitty (2014) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2007
Pours deep garnet in color holding a thick, khaki head. Malts show first in the aroma, almost cookie-like, while citric hops and spices roam in the distant background. Great mix of flavors with chocolate melding with oranges, full in the mouth with a tingle of carbonation at the finish. Take 2/3 your favorite porter and top it off with 1/3 of your favorite PNW IPA and there you have it. Highly enjoyable.
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