ClarkVV (5226) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 23, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at Sunset Grill, early 2008. Wasnt sure what this was at the time of drinking it, but thought it was some Belgian Strong Golden, though I suppose a heller doppel bock is reasonable. It says fermented to a dry finish, and while I wont call it overly dry, by any means, its not obnoxiously sweet and the alcohol isnt overbearing. Warming allowed for some DMS like flavors and the hops never really made an appearance, but for some floral, lightly dusty notes upon opening. Not offensive, though Im rating it more of a Belgian ale than a doppel bock, which it dosent really resemble in the least bit.
Carlisle (410) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle in NOLA. Malt aroma. Caramel and biscuit upfront followed by more malt with subtle bitterness in the finish.
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oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark hazy brown color. Aromas of bread, malt, and some fruit. Flavor has a touch of sweet malt and clove, I think. Overall, not to bad.
zubblwump (23) - Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2016
1.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Drank straight from the bottle. Smell is not at all pleasant...something like rotten vegetables. Taste isn’t any better. Sort of fits the name, though. Tastes like a stagnant swamp. Bought a 6 pack and am leaving the rest.
E_leap (8) - Wollongong, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2016 does not count
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Am I crazy or the aroma smells like light black olives brine ? ,I was expecting some saltiness with the taste as my brain registered olives!, and I was right!, there is some saltiness that my tongue registered all the way through drinking it, nothing great, but its something different to try, alcohol is heavy,and it will get you tipsy !!
Nekronos (3955) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAY 8, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nothing to talk big deal about this one. It was nice and great to drink but just a strong beer from a semi craft brewer.
hershiser2 (1827) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber, Market Street Wine Shop Uptown. Pours golden, perhaps slightly hazy, with an inch of off-white head. Aroma of sweet grasses, light fruit. Taste is a bit of funky grasses, glue, yeast. It’s not bitter... not very sweet, but definitely sweeter than I expected.
Gespuccian (77) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 21, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a golden brown. Aroma of is slightly sweet, malt forward. Flavor is caramel, malt. Mouthfeel is smooth, wet, full. You feel the weight of some alcohol. There's some German hops, but nothing very bitter. Finish is slightly sweet, smooth. This is pretty good, and light enough to be drinkable even with the higher ABV.
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Iznogud (1980) - CROATIA - MAR 19, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, 355 ml from Pivoteka, Zagreb. Shared with JFK10000. Clear golden, medium white head. Malty, sweet, fruity, light hoppiness. Alcohol well hidden.
Ok, I guess.
Sissio (1147) - Orsenigo, ITALY - FEB 17, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ home
Clear pale copper, cream head
Bread, malts, yellow mature fruit, winey
Very strange taste, strange bitter, burned caramel, winey
sjohnny (470) - - FEB 7, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet honey and bread aroma. Pours a cloudy orangish gold with a thick bright white head that fades quickly. Smooth refreshing. Honey and yeast with a hint of bitter finish. Thick soft mouthfeel. Very nice.