RedSox2004 (1410) - 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 (11962) - 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 (5499) - 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 (2230) - San Francisco, 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 (4576) - 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 (5319) - 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 (7473) - 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 (2244) - 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 (1275) - 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.