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

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Fall Line (Alta Series)Fall Line (Alta Series)

Brewed by:
Two Beers Brewing Co.
Washington, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Fall

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Added by HKUSPC40 on 02-21-2014

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Photo of snaotheus
3.69/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

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Photo of Seattle_Suds
3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of hreb
3.74/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

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Photo of socon67
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.78/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.8/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown with a thin, light brown head that dissipates to patches and moderate lacing. Aroma of dark toasted malt, molasses, coffee, vanilla and a bit of raw alcohol. Flavor is coffee, dark toasted malt, vanilla, light molasses; finishes with vanilla, hints of tart cherry and a bit of brandy alcohol burn. Medium bodied, a little thin for an imperial stout, but satisfactory. A little lighter in malt and body for such a large stout, but starts with good toasted malt and interesting barreling flavors of brandy and vanilla. The finish reveals the barrel effects a little too starkly.Lots going on here, but could be a bit more balanced.

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Photo of GeorgeAKeim
4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stratusjeans
4.63/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2015 review: just cracked open a 2014 aged one year. This beer is massively complex and incredibly balanced. Not sure why these reviews are so low. I had to increase my rating and I'd put this on par with Bourbon Abominable.

2014 review: Lighter review than normal. Reviewing from memory of last night.

L: dark, thin light head.

S: roasty malt, coffee

T: roast malts coffee vanilla very well balanced. No alcohol burn which is crazy for such a high content brew.

M: not too heavy, flavor lingers

O: the balance in this beer makes it really easy to drink. I'm very excited for next year's release. I'll be buying more than one.

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Photo of nmann08
3.22/5  rDev -19.5%
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.

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4.53/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Draft pour at taproom. By far the best beer here. Smell reminded me of the best of this class, such as Stone, and I knew I'd love it. Feel was thick and chewy. Flavor is like it was aged in a bourbon barrel, but it's not advertised as such.

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4.53/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I thought this was an awesome find and pretty tasty beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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5/5  rDev +25%

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Photo of HKUSPC40
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

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4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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