TheBeerGod (5249) - 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.
illidurit (2146) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 29, 2008
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cool swingtop 500 mL bottle poured into a Celebrator glass. Medium brown color with orangey highlights. Beige head settles to a thin film in about a minute, leaving little lacing. Brown malt aroma with a big dose of metallic character. Smells like it was aged in a barrel made of coins. Some perfume and nuts as well. Thankfully the flavor has none of the metal, but it doesn’t have a lot of anything really. Bready brown malt with a little cocoa sweetness and a hint of roast. Not bad, just not full enough. Body is just under medium in heft, carbonation is good.
badgerben (4400) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color with a thick head. Dark fruit aroma, with caramel malt and prunes. Lots of sweet malt flavor, toffee and caramel. Light graininess towards the end. Oddly enough, almost watery. Still solid.
beerguy101 (5282) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on 11/27/2008. This doppel bock pours a dark brown color form a 50cl swing top bottle. Small to medium sized beige foamy head. The aroma is toasted malt, caramel and cookie. A medium bodied doppelbock. The malts are caramel, fruity and semi sweet. The hops are floral and earthy. Nice balance. Good carbonation. This one starts out fairly sweet and finishes slightly crisp and dry. Nice doppelbock. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
sebletitje (6678) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 31, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with off white head.
Aroma is malty, light roasted and hoppy.
Taste, malty, some light caramel notes and sugar with hops in the background.
There is light yeasty/hoppy taste that leaves an almost spicy feel. Light chocolate, leaves a thick mouthfeel.
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 23, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Swing top bottle courtesy of mcbackus. Pours a clear deep reddish brown with a 2 finger creamy beige head. Nose is super sweet. Ripe dark fruits, brown sugar and molasses. Taste is prunes, raisins, burnt caramel and a light hop finish followed by more sugar. Medium mouth feel. Not bad, just a tad on the sweet side for me. Thanks Matt!
mephisto (1268) - TAIWAN - SEP 14, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
deep brown with thick beige head, it has caramel aroma with hint of caramel. the flavor is chocolatey and fruity, highly drinkable.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is dark ruddy brown with a dense tan head...smell is toasty and sweet with pumpernickel and molasses....taste is sweet and toasty with lots of dried bread and a strange salty and sour flavor coming up in the end...
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(GERMANY) Pours a dark brown / amber color with a dissipating med-tan head. This doppelbock has a caramel, citrus, and prunes aroma. The taste is of molasses, brown sugar, and caramel !!! The mouthfeel is sweet, and there is a slight alcohol warmth, followed up by a dry finish.
thornecb (4395) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours mahogany into a stem glass Offwhite head quickly recedes leaving no lacing. Sweet dark caramel and black currants upfront with a lasting slightly smokey sweet finish.