bhensonb (15353) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 8, 2009
Bottle from South Bay Drug. Deep ruby amber color with a big beige head. Aroma of brown sugar/malt with some notes of raisin and grassy hop. Full body and mild carbonation. Flavor is fruity, grassy, malty, and maybe a tinge of chocolate. Finishes rather thick, pretty much malt. Overall a double alt seems to head towards a doppelbock. Which is fair, as an alt tends to head towards a lager. In both cases I think we get more flavor variations with top fermentation. I like this stuff. It is a bit gooey, but why should that be a problem? Ratman197 (14976) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2009
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of carmel, fruittiness, cocoa, brown sugar and toasted malt. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of cocoa, carmel, brown sugar and light fruittiness with a smooth dry lingering malty finish. hopscotch (11161) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2009
Bottle... Clear, dark crimson ale with a mid-sized, creamy, khaki head. Good retention. Toasted, metallic aroma of singed toffee and nickel... I guess I’m just not a fan of German hop aromas – very metallic to me. Full-bodied and fairly silky with medium carbonation. Sweet, toasted biscuit, caramel and toffee followed by balancing, tannic hop bitterness. Lengthy, moderately bitter, roasty finish. boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 6, 2009
Bottle... Poured a deep amber with a thick, off white head. Aroma was great! Dark fruits and brown sugars -- very bock like. A little thick and overly carbonated palate. Flavors were ok, similar to the aroma but not as vibrant with a little bit of alcohol. It was good, but not deserving the bigger price tag. btgpdx (15) - USA - JUN 5, 2009
smells and tastes of artificial banana. also brown sugar and finishes with a cheap chocolate taste. Looks fine. Alcohol is a little too aggressive. Not too bad not too good.
Rusty (1547) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 5, 2009
Pours a thick viscous hazy deep brown with a small white head. Aroma is dark fruits, caramelized malt, molasses, roast, brown sugar, faded hops. Flavor is caramelized sugars, roast, faded hops, bitter old hop caramel finish. Very thick, not very carbonated and kind of a mess but still interesting. Hrmmmm, pretty good for WIdmer. KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2009
Bottle. Pours an average dark stout black with a slight chocolate and subtle raisin aroma. Flavor is bloody, coppery smoked chocolate and dull raisin extract. Average mouthfeel. Barf. Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - JUN 4, 2009
6/3/09 from 22oz Bottle. Aroma is rich and earthy with light black pepper and every malt component, from sweetness to roast to toast and even background sourness. Appearance is deep brown with a well maintained cream colored head. Flavor is heavier on malt sourness, which lingers into the finish where it combines with bready toast. Sweetness is medium in intensity with low caramel and a balancing spiciness that stays even with it throughout while still bearing the low bittering typical for the style. Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with light creaminess, medium grainy bittering. Warmth is low in the actual palate, but quickly comes through as your cheeks warm with every drink. Overall, as big an all-malt beer you’ll find, unquestionably one of the biggest without being pitch black, just tough to have more than one. 19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2009
Ruby hued dark body. Burnt sugar malts with heavy toffee and caramel notes. A little doughy with hints of peach and raisins. Extremely plain and simplistic. Seems like they tried too hard to make a decent biggie - reminds me of one of many screwed up homebrews. BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 2, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2009 Mix of garnet and mahogany in color with a razor thin eggshell head that left a single clumpy ring around the glass. Caramel, toffee, and malt in the nose. Quite sugary throughout the sip with a small alcohol burn. Not a ton of depth here...extremely messy and just not very good.