Tmoney99 (10576) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured clear dark copper color with an average off-white frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy balanced malt aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture and flat carbonation. Good balanced sweet malt flavor with a moderate to heavy smooth balanced finish of moderate to long duration. Solid doppelbock.
brenn79 (1505) - Idaho, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle- Pours clearish orangeish red with a thin head that reduces to a collar immediately. Aroma is definitely birch syrup, sweet, fruity. The taste is the same, the birch syrup really resonates, tasty, sweet with a mild dry finish. Body is a little thin and carbonation is medium. Overall It is no award winner, but I still like it.
Wittales (633) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance was clear root beer with creamy diminishing off white 1 finger head, no lacing. Aromas where sweet caramel, chocolate,nutty, brown sugar, congac like. Taste was caramel, chocolate malts, slight piney hops with a touch of birch syrup. Palate was silky light CO2 with a medium body. Malty and sweet average length finish. This dopplebock surprise me, I likey...
b3shine (5335) - Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle to taster (thanks Bunker). Looks good; amber with nice carbonation and lacing. Smells decent; tastes okay, but nothing special. Meh.
peteinSD (1364) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Bronze/brown color in the glass with a slick of tan foam. Aroma is heavy raisin and sweet malt with something else that is birch I guess although it doesn’t really present like wood. Taste is dominated by sweet malt, raisin, molasses-type sweetness, a smidge of hop bitterness, and some mellower sweet flavors through the finish. Not sure where the birch features in the flavor. Slightly coating mouthfeel. Nice doppelbock although I’m not sure what the birch syrup or speciality malts added to the beer. Enjoyable.
jackfrost9p (258) - California, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Basically a barley wine, which I am not of huge fan of in general. Therefore, this beer was not for me.
luttonm (2192) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JUN 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz. Copper-orange, little head of foamy bubbles. Waxy candy, grape, apple. Sour alc, ginger, clove. alright.
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JUN 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled in a bomber. A really interesting brew that has a real earthy flavor. Quality malts and smooth on the mouth.
bluemooner (604) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours a dark amber hue with a small off-white head. Sweet, malty aroma with hints of bread and syrup. Flavory is sweet, bready malts with toasty notes and hints of toffee, syrup, biscuits, spices, and some woody flavors. Medium body with medium carbonation. Somewhat unique and pretty good.
trevor211 (1298) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours vibrant reddish orange, small head. Looks like a barley wine. Sweet, overripe fruits on the nose, with some booze and caramel behind. This definitely tastes like a barley wine as well – a bit syrupy, with malts at the forefront and balanced by booze. Tasty.