DragonsHead (142) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice, decent bock. I rate this pretty high in Atwater’s beers. Not at good as some, but great compared to most. Nice malty flavor, rare to see in a bock. Great flavor overall.
Ughsmash (7323) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Poured medium reddish-brown with a short cap of beige head and it was chock fulla fine sediment. The aroma picked up unnaturally-sweet caramel paired with what might have been darker fruit skins (whatever it was, it was pervasive). The flavor was a little better.. drawn, sweetened-up caramel paired with floral and herbal accents.. some fruit skin sourness on the edges.. tacky, sweet, warm finish, but it held its alcohol OK. Creamy carbonation on the palate that filled the mouth.. unfortunately, this was covered up by somewhat sour, mostly gross notes at the edges that unmercifully carried through the finish.. change a few elements and this would be alright.
jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A heavy, malty style beer. Sweet body, but not overly watery-sweet. Not complicated, but easy and nice to drink.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I could add this to fish and chips because it had a flavor of malt vinegar along with some off balanced sweetness, figs, fruits and nuts. The malty tones were to the point that I didn’t finish more than half of this one. Overall, this isn’t a disaster but it doesn’t appeal to my personal tastes. It seems too sweet even though I do like other doppelbocks.
demitriustown (1116) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle: Nice caramel malt, sweet, somewhat a bready, a cardboard note, and a bit of roasted nut notes. Appearance is a deep amber color with a thick off white head that lingers around for a while. Taste has a caramel/fake/candy kind of taste to it. The malts are evident but there is somewhat of a medicinal factor to this brew. Palate is light and somewhat malty, lightly sweet on the lips. Overall, It has potential but it has some oxidized notes thinking that this is an older bottle, or mishandled bottle. Cheers!
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 23, 2008
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours ruby with a fully receding tan head.
Aroma of cherry, candy, spice, dirty diaper, and honey. Taste of honey, phenols, dirty malt, sweet candy. Mouthfeel is full bodied with moderate carbonation.
SpringsLicker (3233) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to nearbeer for the bottle!
The body is a cherry mahogany color that makes a thin soapy head of mocha.
Caramel and molasses nose.
Spritzy palate, the flavor is lightly sweet, no hop bitterness.
Simple and easy to drink.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 14, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light,sweetish,malts coming up, along with a wisp of sulfur, thin sugary sweet dark fruit,and caramel taste, that drys out very quickly almost to the pont of astringency, a sour milk like lactose taste keeps peeking out. Some noticable alcohol. Merely ok
nearbeer (4053) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2012 12 oz. Dark copper-brown with ruby tints and a four-finger, creamy head that lingers and leaves nice lace. Nose is earth-spicy molasses and cocoa with slight sweet corn in the background. Tastes of twangy-sweet caramel, molasses, dry cocoa, slight sour apple, toasted nut, and grain. Near medium body is pretty smooth, but has an astringently dry finish that sweeps the malt away pretty well.
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 24, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz Bottle. Rather warm, lightly skunky malt character glows from the glass. Rather subdued, but present and rich. Vinous. A big waft of wine in the nose, cabernet. Pours clear in mid-red amber, with a tall head of suavely tanned foam. Does this have sulfites in it? Weird, heavy vinous blasts up front again. Chewy malt starts to shine. Caramel, Munich and a bittering hop edge. There’s the faintest skunkiness to the whole profile, but it’s not overly distracting. Tannins and astringency. Body is in place for the style. Could use more depth and nuance and to back off on some of the flavors that aren’t entirely desirable. Gummy hop glow in the back end.