Travlr (14462) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Beveridge. Clear ruby color, big whitenhead, solid lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel toast. Taste is boozy sweet nutella and caramel.
brokensail (12173) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper/mahogany pour with an off-white head. Nose is sweet caramel, oak, vanilla, and cola. Some dark fruit, chocolate, and molasses. Sweet flavors of molasses, dark fruit, caramel, and vanilla. A heavy oak note, chocolate, cola, and light roast. Maybe a touch of nuts.
bhensonb (11906) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber shared by Marcus. Pours dark orange amber with no head. Aroma is treacle. Med body. Flavor is treacle, malty, lightly fruity. Getting toffee. Heat is noticeable. Oak astringency in the finish. Good!
Ratman197 (10538) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured a clkear reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, toffee, brown sugar, oak, banana, vanilla and light spice. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of oak, toffee, brown sugar, vanilla and light fruittiness with a smooth lingering oak finish.
adnielsen (9659) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilbur’s Fort Collins. Pours a clear, rust orange appearance with a creamy, brown head. Hazelnutty, caramel, toffee, somewhat fruity, banana bread aroma. Soft carbonation. Slightly weird herbal/organic/woody, apple/banana, burnt black bread, caramel, toasty flavor with a bit of chocolate and vanilla. The oak kind of adds a strange flavor to the beer. Not sure I like its addition.
Dogbrick (8950) - 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.
crossovert (8496) - Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one jsut didn’t work. I think the base doppelbock is a bit weak. It is sugary and boozy.
deyholla (7465) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to a trade! Pours a clear deep sappy amber with a gray head that dissipates nearly completely. Aroma has a nice sweet grain, biscuit and toffee note with a bit of fruits and some backing oak and vanilla notes. Flavor starts with biscuit and toffee and has more oak, roasted malts and vanilla in the finish with a touch of dark fruits.
BVery (7370) - Burnsville, 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.
Ughsmash (7252) - 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.