Ughsmash (7279) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Poured clear, fiery reddish-orange with a short cap of smoky beige head. The aroma picked up sweet, toasted fruits, molasses, and bready notes with leafy and black peppery accents.. warm and sugary, but I kind of dug it. The flavor found syrupy caramel and molasses, with toasty, tangy oak and darker fruits around.. finished sweet and warm, with nice yeast and oaky complements. Medium-plus bodied and fairly thick across the middle.. smooth, consistent carbonation.. a couple too many residual sugars in the end, but overall a very good beer.
Kevin (2129) - New Mexico, USA - MAR 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. poured a deep brown with the carbonation of an old cask. smells of gum vanilla and caramel. thick and sweet. lots of candy and a bit of boozey bit. sat thick on my tongue throughout this. wish this was a bit more carbed. bubblegum a shit ton of caramel with a bit of fruit. not a repeat purchase for me.
akoeninger (520) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. Deep amber, limited lacing. Dark fruit, sweet woodsy smell,vanilla. Hint of alcohol. Taste is very sweet, again with dark fruit and vanilla and oak, strong malt background. Some alcohol, a hint of bitterness, sticky malt feel.
stumpyiliz (216) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice clear pour with a fast dissipating head. Crisp sweet German malts are abound in this sweet malty brew. Nose of the wood and caramel. Finish is sweet and a light bit of oAk. Went down way too fast and I donít even like bocks.
mbgrayson (600) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark amber, with ample tan head. Aroma of sweet malts. Taste is sweet and malty, with notes of wood. You can taste the 10.5% alcohol in there too! Thumbs up.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Clear amber with a thick, dense, khaki head. Aroma of toffee, wood, fruity esters and vanilla. Flavor is sweet caramel/toffee malt, fruity ale yeast esters, vanilla oak and a slight alcohol warming. Medium to full body with a sticky, syrupy mouth feel. In the style of a Doppelbock this thing is horrible, call it an American strong ale and itís decent. Way too much ale yeast character and sweetness to be a Doppelbock.
beernovice39 (3228) - Montana, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours a copper brew with a thin off white head. Scent is sweet with caramel and smoke. Taste is sweet, very sweet with caramel, dark fruit and yeast.
nuplastikk (4917) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber split with Anndiesel. Filtered stained-glass ruby red. Thin beige head. Sweet, fruit tinged aroma. Quite an interesting beer. Mellows as it approaches room temp. Has a touch of a malt extract/ added sugar feel, though, which makes a lot of sense for a 10.5% Doppelbock. Pretty drinkable clean feel with the filtering. A respectable enough offering, a nice oaky, sweet taste over a big fruity malt undertone.
bb (7244) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Copper beer with a cream head. Smoke and light sweet malt aroma with a little vanilla. Nice smoke flavor with caramel and vanilla. Medium bodied. Caramel and vanilla linger with smoke and light dark fruit.
mjg74 (2688) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from BevMo. Dark ruby in color. Nose is somewhat sweet with a lot of dark fruits. Dark fruit and oak up front. Rich and thick. Some vanilla notes. A hint of bitterness. Pretty tasty.