fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark amber brown, lightly roasted malt, grainy, little spice, little molasses, little dark fruits, little licorice.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
16.9 ounce fliptop bottle from Market Street Wineshop Uptown Charlottesville, VA. Pours a dark reddish brown color with a large head. Good head retention and ok lacing. Fruity aroma with toasted malts, spice and crayon. Bitter than expected taste with roasted malts, banana, caramel, clove, citrus and muted hops. Medium bodied.
dutch23mp (291) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2008
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
what a great beer, especially for all of the licorice lovers in the world. the licorice taste seems to be hidden until the finish. A great beer especially using the purity laws. Seems much more complex then the average German beer (which are for the most also great).
wxman (1533) - 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 (2044) - 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 (3926) - 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 (2901) - 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 (12134) - 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 (5283) - 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.