wxman (1414) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours the color of Coca Cola with a significant light tan head that diminishes. Aroma is malt and wet bread. Taste is delicious. Clean crisp roasted grain along with a bit of licorice and molassas and even some popcorn. Quite good.
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 (3821) - 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 (2603) - 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 (10906) - 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 (5172) - 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 (1229) - 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 (11442) - 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.