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Fall Line (Alta Series) - Two Beers Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.92%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Two Beers Brewing Co. visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HKUSPC40 on 02-21-2014)
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Ratings: 12 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by havoc1:
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

havoc1, Apr 03, 2014
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3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

22 ounce bottle split between a pair of tulips. Bottled by John. Bottle number 486/2000. No visible dates or codes.

Pours black, opaque, small light brown head. Smell is vanilla, alcohol, brandy, dark fruit, roastiness.

Taste is vanilla, cherry, coffee, lots of coffee. Keep getting that vanilla splash.

Mouthfeel is too thin, surprisingly smooth. Overall, pretty good.

snaotheus, Oct 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

HoppySeb, Mar 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

kevwcamp, Mar 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

mdaschaf, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of hreb
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Fancy 22oz bottle, complete with wax top, and a string under the wax to cut it open, with a metal "Alta Series" medallion. This is bottle #943/2000, bottled by JOEL. Label indicates Winter 2014 Russian Imperial Stout, with 50 IBUs, 29° O.G., 12% ABV, and 77 SRM. Served in a chalice glass, beer is relatively thin looking, with almost no head. And of course nearly pitch black. Aroma is super rich and sweet, like coffee with a heavy dose of vanilla creamer. Flavor backs that up -- there's a major vanilla component here. Additional flavors of black coffee, burned toast, alcohol, and alpha hops.

There are some great flavors here. There's also a lot of alcohol, and not a lot of balance. I would like a shot of this as a cordial with dessert. Alas, first world problems here, I have 22 oz of it. Lucky for me this is the longest night of the year.

hreb, Nov 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

jmccraney, Mar 15, 2014
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3.23/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From a bottle, pours jet black with a wispy light brown head.

The nose is roasty, dark fruit, a little nutty, pecans, a bit of butter, a little chocolate and sweet brandy, oak. The flavor is alot of butter, licorice, cherries, roasted oats, dark fruit, molasses and just a bit of coffee. What is up with the butterscotch flavor? The alcohol is masked and leaves zero bitter after taste. It leaves a brandy nightcap aftertaste.

Could be worse, but the barrel probably helps hide some of the flaws.

nmann08, Yesterday at 06:05 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

sanford_and_son, Mar 18, 2014
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

DaveRinn, Nov 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Hoppy_McMalt, Jun 01, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz. Bomber into a Stone tulip.

A: Thin, light brown head. Light lacing. Deep brown to black in color. No visible light shining through.

S: Rich chocolate, molasses, toffee aroma w/ light sweet, alcohol notes from the brandy barrels.

T: Matches the aroma very well. At 12% the alcohol presence is very subdued w/ almost no bite to speak of. I usually find brandy aged beers to be too sweet but this is right on.

M: Would have preferred a little more body and is slightly oily. Not bad but not on the level of say The Abyss.

O: Excellent brew. A great starter beer for someone curious about barrel aged stouts. Would definitely buy again.

HKUSPC40, Feb 21, 2014
Fall Line (Alta Series) from Two Beers Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.