Krej (81) - USA - MAR 14, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this in a flight on tap. No head and it looks very dark. Amazing aroma. Its very malty and caramely. Great brown sugar, caramel, cream taste. Its a little sour too but overall its really good.
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 aren’t 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 you’ve finished the bottle, its a nice little surprise.
gws57 (1274) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this one bottled in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, thanks Slothgar! Cloudy, dark brown pour with a nice, tan head. Malty, a bit of sweet cheery and milk chocolate nose, strong but sweet, unusually fruity. Strong finish. Excellent!
tamedturtle (10) - Cranberry Twp, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured with a decent head and had a good aroma of chocolate and coffee tones flavor it a tad sweet for the still but excellent mouthfeel and real smooth finish recommended
JaBier (4831) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Dark brown pour with a big tan head. Malty aroma with notes of caramel, brandy, nuts and chocolate. Caramel flavor with some nuts before a dry, semi-bitter and slightly boozy finish with hints of coffee and chocolate. Had this on tap about a year ago and wasn’t all that impressed, but this bottle was very good. Certainly exceeded my expectations for Atwater.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4843) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2011 This is easily the best beer that I have had from this brewer. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with ruby highlights and a medium sized dark brown head. The aroma is tangy and malty with an undertone of molasses. The flavor is faintly bitter and rather malt with a rich chocolate and molasses element and a floral hop presence. The finish is tangy and hoppy. The alcohol is well hidden. Nice.
Darkover (1512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color with a big brown head. Aroma of spices and caramel malt. Flavor of sugar, caramel malt and pepper.
dmac (3919) - 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.
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark with a robust tan head. nice chocolate malty aroma. flavor predominately chocolaty, but carries a nice fruit malt balance. Hides the alcohol nicely. A good doppelbock.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draft) Pours a dark brown body with small creamy tan head. Aroma of vanilla, roasted malt, and coffee. Flavor of roasted malt, vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, and toasted bread.