tectactoe (3118) - Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap: Looks like muddy swamp water, deep shitty brown color with a light-tan collar around the top. Caramel coated plums, oak, light apple, toffee, wood, brown sugar, & a strong waft of bourbon that lingers with a little warmth in the back of the throat. Sticky dark malts, light roast, raisins, & maybe just a touch of vanilla. Dark fruit & woody finish. Nice.
arminjewell (8622) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, muddy brownish pour with thin to no head, aroma brought notes of dark fruit, cocoa, hints of nuts, touch of bourbon, vanilla, touch of oak, sweet caramel and molasses notes as well. Taste was a mix of sweet bourbon, oak, vanilla, hints of earth, spice, some nice dark fruits, molasses, and toffee, finishing fairly sweet.
b3shine (6595) - Indiana, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to taster at The Livery. Looks good; a slightly translucent chewy dark brown with very thin off-white lacing. Smells solid; bourbon, oak, and caramel with a light lager yeast presence. Tastes like it smells with some plum as well. Pleasant on the palate with very soft carbonation that airs well with the body. Good beer.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed on the bus to Bell’s during RBSG. Deep amber pour with a sticky white head. The nose is lightly fruity. A sort of salty character along with a lot of bourbon on the nose along with some nice oaky contribution. Toasted oak, light vanilla and a little bit of lightly lactic tartness. A touch of dark funkiness going on as well as a bit of the light fruit. Pretty nice stuff although its hardly doppelbock anymore.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle; wow, thanks Brandon!! Pours dense brown with slight tan head; musky aromas of wheat, dry chocolate and figs; a very sweet mix of bourbon, wheat, vanilla and oats; almost a sour note pops up in the finish; combo of flavors is not my thin and seems a little off
alexsdad06 (7031) - Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a hazy orange brown color with a small tan head. The aroma is sweet caramel malts, ripe fruits, cherries, and oak barrels. The flavor has caramel sweetness, ripe fruits, a slight tartness, cherry vanilla and bourbon. Medium bodied, which seemed a bit thin for the beer. Otherwise a nice barrel aged dopplebock.
Rating #35 for this beer.
bvc (1180) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml capped from hoppymeal. Pours a deep cola brown with some tan head. Malty nose with brown sugar, cola, prune, a just a bit of burbon...okay more than a bit. Kind of tart and smokey, wood, cherry pits, tobacco. The over powering barrel on the nose and slight twang take away a bit from this, but still interesting non the less. Thanks Derek!
after4ever (6688) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750, capped. cool square shouldered belgian bottle with a cap. pours cloudy dark brown with garnet highlights and a loose tan head. outrageously bourbony nose. definitely too much & out of balance. creamy medium body, kinda flat. roasty toasty malt underneath a bourbon tsunami on the mid palate. tasty but lopsided.
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Metro Tasting. Poured a cloudy orange color. Aroma was slightly tart, earthy hops and a bit of bourbon. Taste is much the same, yeast, lightly tart, light sweet malt. Tasty stuff.
hopscotch (10082) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Pitch black lager with a small, creamy, white head. Smoky, chocolaty aroma also offers less significant notes of wood and bourbon. Medium-bodied and a touch astringent with jovial carbonation. The flavor pulls a lot of acidity, tannins and bourbon from the barrel, but the caramel malt is left intact and flows underneath the radar throughout both the flavor and finish. Earthy, woody and tangy in the end. GoT thinks it’s mack. Word. Thanks to that crazy SOB for sharing the bottle!