illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 25, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours deep brown with a dense tan head. Faint bready and dark roasted malt aroma. Medium light body, a tad amount of wateriness on the texture. Initial flavor of caramel and raisen. Mid palate is sour and nutty with some astrigent coffee notes. Extreme ashy lingering flavor on the finish, with some hint of hairspray. This must be a bad bottle, because this is not very good. On a positve note, I the alcohol is not detectable. VERY WELL HIDDEN. I would have never guessed this was 9.5%.
frankenkitty (1958) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep, dark mahogany/brown, moderately carbonated, with a soft, khaki head that holds. Aroma shows roasty malts, shoe polish, a tart yeastiness, a touch of chocolate and a whiff of ABV. Malts are featured prominently in the flavor, although it comes across a bit raw and worty. As I get used to it, the roastiness of the malt becomes more enjoyable (albeit with the light sourness of burnt coffee). Mouthfeel shows some liveliness despite its heft. Overal decent. If this was a homebrew, Iíd give it high marks.
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BigBeer45 (1173) - Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, poured dark with ruby hi-lights, good dose of dark malt and sweet with faint cola fragrances,
chocolate and a touch of fruit aroma, flavor of sweet, light and dark malts, some roast taste and faint cherry berry that lingers in the finish, small hop bite, nice tasting and smooth drinking, alcohol was hidden.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a very dark brown almost black color with a medium sized beige head. Sweet malt and dark fruits. Some chocolate on the finish. The flavor was malty with a light roast. Moderate sweetness. Semi-dry finish with some bitterness in there. Some fruits in the flavor. Medium bodied with some nice warmth.
krykel (2) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2007 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
a smooth double bock that has almost no bite at the end. it enters sweet and finishes with a nice smooth flavor. for as strong as it is, you would think that you arenít even drinking beer. nice black color and a rich aroma that leads you to believe you are going to drink something like licorice. when you finally take a sip of this beer, the initial taste will blow you away. when youíve finished the bottle, its a nice little surprise.
jonwayne4883 (401) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
quite a bit of alcohol in this little bottle. label makes it look intimidating but it really isnt so dont be scared.
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 13, 2007
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is soft chocolates, not invasive at all but is very breathable, not smothering you with any single aroma. Flavor is mild chocolates, with a little bit of cherry, average malts, and a fairly bitter finish. Nevertheless, a good job for the guys, and girls, at Atwater.
hopscotch (8370) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Clear, almost black lager with a ruby hue when held up to bright light. Small, creamy, khaki head with decent retention. The nose is of port wine, chocolate and cherries. Sweet, chocolaty and fruity flavor (black cherries). Full-bodied and creamy with lively carbonation. Finishes sweet, fruity and chocolaty. Kudos to artusory for sharing the bottle!
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nicely brewed doppelbock. Rich sweet roasted caramel malts...very little detectable hops. The sweet roasted caramel malt is predominant in both aroma and flavor. Some sweet dried fruits (dates/raisins/plums) in the undertones. Deceptively well hidden ABV creeps up on you when youíre not looking. Quite a nice surprise from these guys and a most welcome bump up in quality!
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 24, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, dark amber with small, off-white head. The aroma is dark fruits, berries, toffee and herbal. The flavor is berry, golden raisins, pears and caramel. Medium body, soft carbonation, smooth. Nice suprise.