brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours chestnut colored with a light head. The aroma has leather, rubber, new car smell and roasted malt. Lightly sweet notes in the flavor of sweet caramel and toasted grain, molasses, some metallic hints and just a touch of dark fruit. Medium body, and fairly carbonated with a light creamy/slick finish.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of Quake1028. Caramel with lightly sour musty dog and some dark fruit notes. Get a big whiff of fusel alcohol too. The body is ruby brown with a fading tan head. Caramel, dark fruit, toasted malt, fresh grains, well hidden alcohol. The finish is watery and tastes of steeped grain and fruit tinged alcohol. Decentish, but has some components I don’t get thrilled about.
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Awesome label, cool name, mediocre brewer. Seasonal 4-pack showed up at the local store so I had to try it especially intrigued by the high abv, even high for the style. Decent aroma of sugary malt, anise, and a hearty dose of molasses. Dark brown with a rich red tint, very thin tan head, but no lacing. Thin body and very smooth. This drinks like a standard bock, no alcohol can be detected. I would never have guessed the strength if not shown on the label. Flavor is pretty close to style. There is the extreme sugary malt, fresh baked sweet breads with some caramel and molasses. I detected a small amount of chocolate toward the end. Pretty decent, very drinkable for a high gravity brew. I would prefer a little more complexity and a thicker body.
Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Placeholder text until notes available for rating to keep ratings in proper order. Sampled 07/08/07.
walleye (1072) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
from the bottle poured a medium mahogany with a off white head. aroma, caramel, brown sugar, alcohol, some molasses and vanilla. flavor, got vanilla and alcohol followed by the caramel, with just a hint of the brown sugar and some fruits
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear deep copper with a large head. Good lacing. Aroma of toffee, grains and dark fruits. Tastes of brown sugar and grains. Alcohol is well hidden. Bigger and bolder dopplebock.
Beerdedone (2877) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, molasses and dark fruits. Flavor of brown sugar, caramel malt, and figs with a small hop bite. Alocohol well hidden. A good doppelbock
dmac (4510) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep dark reddish brown with a nice ample creamy off white head, had too much visible carbonation that was clinging to the side of the glass as if it were soda. Aroma is sweet with notes of raisin, dark fruit, and chocolate. Flavor is very nice with a mellow sweetness, slight maltyness and hints of chocolate. Mouthfeel is very creamy and super drinkable. Holy crap this is 9.5%, you would never know it. Will buy this one again.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Capones. Pours a deep amber/bronze with a large off-white head. Aroma of toffee, caramel malts, and molasses. The flavor is sweet, slight fruit presence, molasses, tofee, caramel, way smooth for 9.5% and a slight hoppy presence.
MrBunn (2528) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark body with some hints of translucence around the edges. Aromas are weak and centered around a sweet molasses kind of groove. Maybe a hint of dark fruit in there, too. Flavor is odd... hints of chocolate and dark fruit get swallowed up in a sweet malt frenzy from dark sugars, toffee and molasses. While this sounds OK enough, it comes off a little fake... almost like a chocolate flavored hard candy or something. It’s not bad, just something seems a little amiss. The sweetness is nice, but there isn’t much there to capture my interest.