HonkeyBra (3956) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bomber. Pours a dull rusty amber pour with a medium white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma of toffee, caramel, birch syrup, cane sugar. Flavor is sweet, sticky, lots of caramel and syrup. Brown sugar, maple syrup, mild raw sugar. The beer is balanced by a slight roastiness and a touch of roastiness from the malt. Full bodied, touch of alcohol towards the finish. Overall, a nice beer that’s a bit too sweet for me.
IrishBoy (4062) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Bevmo Valencia. Nose is nutty, a definite sweet, sugary caramel, and hints of vanilla.Clear copper with a medium beige head. Flavor is moderately sweet birch syrup, a hint of bitterness, touches of vanilla and alcohol.
kickrjason (24) - - SEP 9, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Very smooth beer. Slightly cloudy but dark copper in color. Residual sweetness from the birtch syrup is very pleasant. Great winter beer. I love the beers from this pilot series.
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mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - SEP 2, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I agree with Hopscotch. Candied dates really good. This is first rate stuff. Aroma is awesome. Crystal clear copper. Back ground bitterness. Big sweet beer.
mttan02 (29) - Tolleson, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
An interesting take on a doppelbock. Definite sweetness from the birch syrup, but not overpowering. I’d happily drink another.
crajun (1138) - , Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bomber to glass; aroma of caramel. nice cloudy dirty beige pour. taste is sweeeeet; candied fruit, caramel and syrup. too sweet but still a nice brew
tennisjoel (1299) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Normally not a fan of doppelbock. Not that I find it to be bad, but usually just more of a boring style in general. That said, this was a nice suprise. The birch syrup is a very nice touch. Very well executed, this is. Would purchase again.
Hair6a11 (1451) - Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; Pour is murky dark golden amber with a modest fine bubbled khaki head in this dimpled mug; This is a brew that is slightly nutty on the nose; there is some sweet bread - and the syrup comes through - Dunno if I’ve had birch syrup before. Out of the gate there is a hint of metallic - there are more bready malts, more caramel sweetness with a bit of nuttiness ; the birch syrup is fairly heavy - this one is perhaps overly sweet; thankfully I have a sweet tooth here.
mrmartin (780) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Copper pour with big eggy head. Tons of carbonation . Nose is strongly of birch syrup .great head retention and appearance Sweet syrup front, sweet and nutty malts to a bitter finish. The transition from front to back is a little too rapid. A decent doppel but too sweet for me.
samarrr (24) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cloudy redish/ copper with little off white head, little to no lacing. No prominent aroma if anything more if a sweet smell. Sweet, dark fruity taste, no hop bitterness, a little alcohol on the end. Not sure if the birch syrup adds to the flavor a whole lot.
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