chickenflea (336) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
1 pt. 6 oz. bottle:
Pours bright golden yellow with a fluffy/foamy white head that leaves some lacing.
The smell is of sweet grain, somewhat nutty with lemongrass.
The taste is of sweet grainy, slightly nutty with a hint of yellow apples, honey, and spices.
It has a thickish, syrupy medium body. Medium to high carbonation saves this brew from sickly sweetness.
I appreciate experimentation with imperial styles, but this one just doesnít work that well for me. I donít think the beer is poorly conceived. But I donít think that it really works as a style. Nice try but just not my cup of tea.
ajnepple (2165) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle from Tipsyís. Orange-amber and clear appearance with a lacy white head. Malty aroma and flavor with notes of caramel and toffee. Medium to full body with a thick mouth feel and a smooth and creamy finish. OK.
slowrunner77 (1610) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
"This is not really representative of how much i like the style. This example is just a little overly sweet and grainy, without that distinct liquid bread aspect I so love. Below average for the style. Still ok overall."
nathan30533 (601) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good tasting, great looking, ok brew. This one has good balance and a good overall balance as a beer to me.
tlarussa13 (2) - - SEP 9, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Outstanding high gravity brew. Smooth with a lite feel. But Be Careful. It will sneak up on u QUICK!!!
roxtersoxter (307) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear golden with medium tan head out of bottle. Very strong yeast aroma with hints of brandy. Sweet flavor of honey with hint of wheat. Good beer overall.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Maris (989) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 650ml bottle on 17/8/2014 (shared by Butz with thanks). Pours a clear olden with a medium head. The aroma features some bready malt and honeyish notes. In the mouth, itís quite sweet with more honey and some bready malt, finishing with a decent bitter kick and just a hint of alcohol. That said, itís pretty easy drinking for 8%. Quite good.
pkmd1 (23) - - AUG 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Andygator is nice. This Helles Doppelbock is a nice amber color with no head. Has a smooth full mouth feel with a good balance and nice non bitter finish. Like it but watch out like the bottle says sip don't gulp, it has a way of sneaking up
Evolutionary (282) - Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at tradewinds. Nose is yeast and toffee sweetness. Smooth big mouthfeel and a bit of alcohol bite. Notes of yeast malt raisins and mild hop acridity. Not bad but not great. Fits the genre nicely.
---Rated via my mouth
wmubronco1992 (614) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a medium straw color. White head. Sweet aroma. Flavor is malty and sweet.. Decent body. I may be at odds with some of the other raters, but I found this to be surprisingly good. I wasnít expecting much but I liked it and would drink it again.
hman43 (336) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours light golden with a off white thick head. The aroma of dough, yeast, and bit of bread. There is a small bit of lacing. It has toffee flavors, yeast, with a dry finish