bb (8536) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber-brown beer with a light tan head. Caramel and oak aroma. Caramel and dark fruit flavor with wood. Medium bodied. Dark red fruit and caramel lingers with wood and light banana.
crossovert (11198) - Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2012
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A bock that has diabetes. Super sweet, way out of the bounds in terms of sweetness of a doppelbock.
Beerona97 (2398) - Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light hazy amber, thin head. Aroma of caramel, syrup, roast, honeyed biscuit. Taste is roasty, nice bitter, fungal earthy finish, mostly sweet though. Not a huge fan of this.
anderson01 (321) - Idaho, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Awesome,clear ruby red in color. Minimal to no head. Lacing is poor. I smell maple at first sniff. It reminds me of the fresh Caramel popcorn mom made me on wizard of oz night when I was a kid. Medium-bodied beer with fizzy carbonation. It leaves a maple bar feeling on your lips. It had a nice sweet finish. I personally liked this beer and would have again.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Poured fiery, brighter orange with a deeper beige head. The aroma picked up fresh, greener hops and what was definitely the birch syrup over aged nutty notes and a bit of molasses.. leafy, very earthy notes on the back of the nose. The flavor opened with woodsy tartness and peppery hoppage, with condensed, aged caramel, vanilla bean, and birch syrup backing it up.. finished sweet and spicy, with good use of the syrup and fresh hops.. good twist on the style. Medium-bodied with fuller carbonation in the right places on the palate.. great balance between the components.. I’d love to see this in a 6 pack.
mbgrayson (716) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orangish amber, with very little head. Not much aroma. Taste is slightly sweet and malty, but overall I really like it. Thumbs up.
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rougeau13 (2547) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to cbkschubert. Pours dark copper-amber with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, syrup, toast, and a little wood. There’s definitely syrup in the taste, though fortunately it isn’t as sweet as I’d expected. Beyond that, it’s a medium-full, sticky, not so boozy, pretty well-balanced doppelbock. Short sticky finish.
SeattleSwede (1) - Washington, USA - APR 29, 2012 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A surprisingly tasty bock. I had it on draft on the Taphouse and ended up getting a growled of it to take home.
freezy (55) - Minnesota, USA - APR 26, 2012
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Way too sweet. Looked and smelled nice. Nice carbing but the sweetness was gaggy. Thank goodness for a little belly warming otherwise I wouldn’t recommend it.
SHIG (4525) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: poured a clear red brown with huge creamy off white head. Aroma is fruity and malt. Taste is sweet malt, stick wood, and fruit. Finished sticky and barkish.