Dogbrick (11021) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the Memorial Day Deck Beers tasting on 05/27/2013: Pours a clear dark mahogany color with a medium thick off-white head that diminishes slowly. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, oak and plum. Full, syrupy body with flavors of earthy malt, figs and oak. The finish is rich and malty with a dark fruit aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
k9coug (105) - USA - MAY 30, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a crystal clear rubied medium amber with a scant, loose light tan head. Intermittent stringy lace. Big sweet nose, lots of plums, maybe too many. Sickly sweet caramel in high concentrations as well. Sticky thick body but very smooth, almost slick. Lots of nucleation columns in the glass but relatively few bubbles on the tongue. Intensely sugary sweet, lots of residuals, gooey coating plums and caramel on the mid palate. Relatively moderate finish, a little sweet but not too lingering.
SPDickerman (1117) - Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark ruby with virtually no head. Smells surprisingly fruity with hints of malt. Taste is incredibly sweet. Full-bodied with a slick texture and no mouth-carbonation, Alaskan Pilot Series: Troppelbock finishes excessively sweet, fruity, a little boozy, and dry.
BillKismet (3763) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick amber-brown, dark crystal malt colored,with a nice toasted caramel cream lather on top. Wonderful nose, quite subdued for oak so perhaps it is French oak vs American Oak. The oak is there, but does not hit you over the head. Lovely nuances of vanilla and sasparilla and malt. The body likewise is of complex, refined oakyness that exudes vanilla, sassafrass, and some mint amidst a sturdy amber malt backbone. Body is viscous and mellifluous. While this hardly falls into the doppelbock category stylistically, this is a fabulous specialty brew in its own right.
travita (4778) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The look is clear, beige colored head, and amber brown in color. The smell is caramel, sweet, brown sugar, fruit, alcohol, and dessert. The taste is sweet, rich, alcohol, fruit, caramel, and ok.
jkwalking05 (4551) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber brown in color with an average sized beige head. Aroma is of banana, caramel, cinnamon, sweet malt and apple. Taste is of maple, malt, brown sugar and banana.
roxtersoxter (358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark amber with very little head out of bottle. Sweet and oaky aroma. Sweet flavor with a subtle oak finish. Good beer.
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dfinney23 (2588) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper brown with a tiny, short-lived head. Aroma is sweet and bready with a distinct woodiness. Taste is sweet, vanilla, toffee and a bit of wood.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear medium brown with a fluffy off white head. Sweet molasses, vanilla, and oak aroma and taste with toasted coconut notes.
BVery (9260) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Muddy Pig. Clear ruby pour with a white head. Lots of caramel and dark fruit. Full flavored and full palate.