Stuedmaster (129) - Vista, California, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of dark bread, sweet malt, nuts, toffee, and raisins. Decent pour of mahogany with a slight head. Extremely smooth and well balanced, yet lacking in anything to distinguish it from any other premium doppelbock. Very good flavor, somewhat sweet, nice noble hop spiciness, very bready. Full bodied, sticky texture, soft carb., and sweet, long finish. Goes down easy for 10% abv, I would recommend but only if you like the style.
djd07 (2766) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Paul. Pours a cloudy brown amber with small frothy white head that diminshes quickly. The aroma is raisin, caramel. Medium mouthfeel with light roast and sweet finish.
HonkeyBra (3063) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a rich, reddish color with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, nuts, mild chocolate and hazelnut. Flavor is rich, sweet, but crisp with a dessert like sweetness. Full bodied, chewy and rich palate, with above average carbonation. Finishes long, lush, delicious. This is quite nice, departure from the average anniversary ale.
BOLTZ7555 (2656) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
First disappointment in a while from AleSmith. Well crafted, albeit a bit sweet. Not a fan of the style unfortunately, which plays into this as
Well. Dark copper pour with a mahogany core and small eggs cream floating on top. Caramel, biscuit, honey, toast, maple, and molasses. Somewhat syrupy. Not my cup of tea.
Ratman197 (8857) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of caramel, dark fruit, tobacco and cocoa. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of caramel, cocoa, dark fruit and tobacco with a smooth lingering cocoa finish.
jkwalking05 (3393) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Brown in color with a decent sized beige head. Aroma is of chocolate bread, light roasted notes, heavy caramel, toffee, pecan shells and chestnuts. Taste is of caramel, toffee, light leather, a hint of tobacco, dulce de leche cake, and nuts.
cbfobes (2103) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sent from Homer awhile back, sent a box up for pretty much no reason at all, other than he’s awesome, pours a clear dark brownish red with a tan head, aroma is big and sweet, tons of caramel and molasses, the flavor is pretty much what you would expect, burnt sugar with malt and caramel, abv is tasted a bit but still hidden somewhat, not bad, just not a huge fan on the big sweet beers.
brokensail (9850) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Beachwood Brewing. Dark copper pour with a finger of off-white head. Nose is sweet caramel, cherry cola, molasses, and toasted nuts. Toasted malt, mild grass, and some dark fruits. Lots of sweetness to the palate. Plenty of caramel, cola, and dark fruit (particularly raisin and black cherry). Toast, nuts, and mild chocolate. Nice.
ARH (110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap poured into a 4oz shaker. Mild aromas come through which include berries, alcohol, caramel, and bread. Nothing really strong on the nose. It’s a rich clear red amber colored beer with a light egg-white head that recedes and leaves a sparse lacing. The taste is a medium sweetness and a very light bitterness - well balanced. It’s a medium bodied beer that’s creamy with a fizzy carbonation. Some salty sweet cheese flavors start to come through on the tongue. It finishes dry and roasty - mostly clean.
Lectvay (59) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very pleasant aroma, a little buttery, some roast, and something bright and fruity. Taste is almost as good, a little molasses sweetness, very flavorful but not too heavy. Very nice, but not sure the price is quite justified.