kopher (593) - New York, USA - DEC 30, 2006
Orange-brown with thick white froth. Aroma of tons of malt, dark fruit, and spices. Taste is similar, with a bit of citrus, some brown sugary/molasses sweetness and slight bitterness at the end. Lighter than expected, well hidden alcohol and nice finish. vyvvy (6520) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2006
Pours dark brown / garnet with a good sized light tan rocky head. The aroma is effervescent and fruity, fairly sharp, sweet malt and white grape - not at all what I was expecting. Medium body with light soft carbonation. The taste starts sharp, sweet, woody and traces of honey - quite cloying. The alcohol is very noticable. The finish has even more alcohol presence and lots of woody flavors. This is interesting, but certainly not as good as I hoped for. BiochemProf (179) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2006
Creamy 1.5 finger tan head atop a dark brown pour. Great lacing. Wonderfully complex aroma. Malty toasty sweetnees mixed with hoppy floral notes. Medium bodied mouth feel. Perfectly carbonated. Toasty caramel sweet taste with a pleasing crisp bitter aferbite. An excellent beer. proqxis (7) - USA - DEC 24, 2006 does not count
much much better than the ’alt’
pretty much what everyone else here has for a description... i was pleasantly surprised.. Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 20, 2006
Pours wtih a deep red-brown body topped by a thick head with a good amount of lacing. It’s sweet and malty with a bitter, grassy and slightly piney hop note. Much hoppier than I expected. Full bodied, dry and warming.
boto (2249) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - DEC 18, 2006
11.2oz. bottle: This bottle gives a new definition to the term "long neck". This beer certainly has the longest, skinniest neck on a swing top that I have ever seen. It opens with a loud pfffft. Good color: is is a hazy, slightly reddish mahogany hue with a small head on it. Nice aroma. Notes of toffee, caramel, and some spiciness. An interesting taste. Slightly sweet, with some bitterness at the same time. The taste itself is quite complex. Full flavor, with notes of caramel, fruits, roastiness, and others coming through. A very good beer. thegreenrooster (4441) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 10, 2006
Pour is a very dark brown with a large tan head. Aroma is strong malts with a slight hop presence. Flavor is strong dose of malts with some biterness. Wow malts are out the wahoo on this brew. Some dark fruit is in there but nothing to get this one a better review. Still this is tasty and right in my range of how much i want to spend on a brew. ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2006
Bottle from Matt (drbayern) Thanks. Pours out a brown color with a tan colored head that resides through most of the beer. Smell is sugar, some smoked malts, hops, some wheat. Taste is similar, though slighly bitter from the rather high abv content for an altbier. Pretty good stuff, but Id prefer that my altbiers and other German style beers not taste like american barley wine. interesting though. Thanks for the bottles Matt. ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 4, 2006
TITW-II. Dark amber body with a small white head. The aroma is toffee, caramel and herbal. The flavor is herbal, grass and caramel. Medium/light body, fairly dry with lively carbonation. thebaldwizard (1207) - Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2006
Aroma is initially chocolate malt which gives way to a slight hop presence. Great aroma. Medium brown with red hints. Small, quickly dissipating head. Very full and powerfull palate compliments the huge amount of malt flavor that you start with. The malt is followed by a slight hint of alcohol and a nice hop bite. Very full and lovely sweet malt flavor.