Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - DEC 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown with a thin off white head. Aroma is light caramel, malt. Taste is a light maltiness, caramel, light alcohol, chocolate.
IrishBoy (3690) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle from BevMo, Valencia. nose is some floral hopiness, golden raisins, caramel, cinnamon, and some vanilla notes. Clear dark rusty brown with a medium beige head. Flavor is not as sweet as I would have guessed from the nose, but only a slight sweetness combines with some slight hoppy bitterness, mixing with some caramel, molasses, and toffee. Finish is a lingering light bitter note. Very decent doppelbock.
Moggman (235) - Columbus, USA - DEC 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours brown with beige head. Aroma is sweet and malty with molasses, caramel, toffee, and dark fruit. Flavor is caramel, dark fruits, some spice notes, finishes dry.
Beerdedone (2400) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours brown with a creamy beight head. Aroma is malty with molasses, dark fruit, brown sugar and a touch of caramel. Flavor is moderately sweet with molasses, caramel, roast and notes of faint chocolate and raisins. Medium body with a nice dry finish. decent brew
bhensonb (9874) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 15, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Swingtop from BevMo. Deep ruby color with a few bubbles - no head. Aroma of darker caramel and dark fruits. Medium body with mild, almost creamy, carbonation. Flavor is light roasted caramel - but dark. The dark fruit is not heavy, kind of like a little prune or raisin. Finish is somewhat sweet, but there is a certain astringency. Actually quite fruity after awhile.
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from 500 ml swing top bottle during Cellars Wine and Sprints Wednesday beer tasting. Pours a semi-clear reddish brown brew with a creamy beige head that has some nice retention and lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, dark pitted fruits, raisin, a touch of mince meat pie filling and plums. Taste is medium bodied light carbonated with flavors of caramel malt, raisins, a touch of cinnamon, roasted nuts and tropical fruits. Finish is semi-sweet with a light raisin and caramel aftertaste.
RedSox2004 (1052) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - DEC 10, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured dark brown with a two finger head that dissipated to barely any film and left minimal lacing. Aromas of caramel and tart fruit intensified as the beer warmed up a bit. It actually became quite strong and was very pleasant - additional aromas of raisin, cinnamon, and nuts came through late. Flavor was similar, and featured roasted malts and a slight warming alcohol sense. Medium body and minimal carbonation. Interesting how much bettter this beer became as I worked my way down the glass.
argo0 (11128) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle. Small beige head atop clear red-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, raisin, cinnamon, some caramel, melon, light astringency. Taste is moderately sweet, cinnamon, raisin, some cocoa/caramel, light plum. Light-medium body.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Red-brown, small white head. Aroma is strong caramel, sweet, winish. Flavor is similar, a little thin in flavor, still quite drinkable. Some cocoa and perhaps cinnamon in finish. Little on the dry side for a doppel bock.
TheBeerGod (4915) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Cola colored body with a fading tan head. Cocoa, caramel, and dark fruit. Light metallic notes, maybe like iron in blood. Taste is dark fruits, caramel, sweet malts, cake and cookie dough. There is some nuttiness as well. The body is soft and creamy with dense carbonation. Ends with more caramel, cookie dough, rich cake, sweet malts, chocolate covered nuts and dusty cocoa.