nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2007
The aroma is sweet with plums, prunes, raisins, earth, herbal hops, rubber, and yeast. The appearance is maroon/brown with a small but persistent head. The flavor is acidic with an astringent bitterness and a mishmash of dark fruit flavor along with earth, butterscotch, and paper. The palate is thick and smooth and probably the bes thing about this beer. At first I thought the alcohol was well hidden but it does develop and overpower especially towards the finish. Overrated but it’s got a mighty nice bottle. ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 6, 2007
kkerarn you got it right by my taste!11.2oz flip-top bottle. Dark amber with a thin tan head. Malty aroma with some brown sugar, caramel and hops. Some malty sweetness initially, but quickly gives way to floral hops along with some herbs, peat and alcohol. Very unique.
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2007
11.2oz flip-top bottle. Dark amber with a thin tan head. Malty aroma with some brown sugar, caramel and hops. Some malty sweetness initially, but quickly gives way to floral hops along with some herbs, peat and alcohol. Very unique. Cajun (539) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - MAY 10, 2007
Bottle - Dark amber/copper color with white head. Aroma of sweet malt, grass. Malted flavor, with caramel, raisins, hops. Warming alcohol finish. Full bodied. TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2007
Bottle from ross. Thanks. Pours a dark brown amber with a healthy white head. Nose is raisns, musty yeasy, sweet malts, plums, fruitcake and light hoppy aroma. Flavor is sweet, but not cloyingly so. Definite hoppy bitterness noted in the finish. A nice alt, this is a very close to a light barleywine or old ale with a disitinct hoppy presence. In any case, its pretty nice.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2007
Dar brown body with quickly fading head. Sweet malt nose with hint of hops. Bitter hop body, tangy with a slightly harsh finish. Skyview (6093) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Bottle shared with brewfiend. Pours a deep chestnut brown with an off-white fast fading head. Leaves behind a thin film and nice lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, molasses, maple syrup, pitted fruit and tobacco. Taste is medium body, sweet and a touch of hops in the finish with character of pepper and cloves. Nice looking bottle and label. kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - APR 30, 2007
(bottle) Slightly hazy brown. Faint malt/alcohol aroma. Syrupy sweet, dark malt and dark fruits, alcohol in the finish. I found it a bit cloying. MullMan (1099) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 22, 2007
super cloudy double-dark ruddy copper, with ruddy highlights. head is tall thickish foamy medium tan. aroma is sweet like dates, honey, and deep raosted pale malts. almost smells like a mead. flavor is sweet syrupy sticky malt, a little dry grassy flavor, some alcohol heat, then bitter leafy finish. Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2007
Out of happenstance, or perhaps karmic alignment, I find myself enjoying this beer as my 1700th rating on my 5th anniversary on RateBeer. Not quite a beer a day, but all in all, not a bad showing for my geographical location these days. Alcohol vapors. Rich and malty, with dusty grain and bitter resinous hops note. Has the characteristic Düsseldorfer Alt aroma - kind of earthy with some bit of funk that I can’t put my finger on - mild but it’s there. Nice malt sweetness. Deep amber brown clear with medium off-white foamy lacing head, not quite creamy. Medium-heavy watery body, but there’s a nice softness to it. Medium to light carbonation. Starts with medium-heavy malty sweetness. A bit of raisin and dark brown sugar, caramel. Good alcohol presence with some warming burn on the way down. The finish comes in with a nice bitter quality. Neither fruity or herbal, though there is a bitter nutty dryness to it that cuts the sweet malts and potentially a cloying sweetness that would otherwise persist. There’s a bit of herbal essence in the very end, leaving you with a dry bitterness on the tongue and a bit of sweetness on the sides. Heavy but a nice beer.