nuplastikk (5090) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Amber body, unfiltered, glowing. Thin off white head. Not a bad aroma for the style, some fruity yeast notes true to the style, rich caramel. I bought this for 2.99 a six pack in July, it was brewed in December, but it really holds up rather well still. Meaty, chewy thick sugary malt, not quite there in terms of a quality German example, but it is a decent enough representation. Somewhere in between a bock and and doppelbock. Loses points by being a little boring but earns them back by holding up for 7 months.
Corrinado711 (80) - - MAY 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear Amber with a small, fine bubble head. Aromas are of light malt and very little hop. Taste is very thin with bitter malt and a hint of hop, slightly sour and light booze finish. Tastes watered down
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - MAR 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark amber with a caramel clementine aroma. Taste is very malty with almost a sickly sweet flavor. Not my favorite beer but cheap and decent
Ericular (832) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a clear deep orange with good head reducing to a thin film with good lacing. Aroma is butter, a little chocolate and molasses, and some fresh apple. Taste is malt, dark breads, and finishes with cloying spiciness. It grew on me and I finished it no problem, but the taste and palate just wasn’t enough to make it stand out as a go-to winter warmer.
superspak (3500) - Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 11/2012. Pours lightly hazy reddish copper color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of caramel, raisin, apple, molasses, toast, dark bread, light nuttiness, herbal, earth, and light spicy alcohol. Pretty nice and pleasant aromas with solid balance, strength, and complexity. Taste of caramel, raisin, apple, molasses, toast, toffee, dark bread, light nuttiness, floral, light pepper, and herbal earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, light fruits, molasses, toast, toffee, dark bread, light nuttiness, pepper, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Pretty nice flavor balance and robustness, with solid complexity; with slight cloying spiciness on the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy and crisp mouthfeel that is ok. Alcohol is well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a pretty good doppelbock. Solid flavor balance and complexity; and quite smooth to sip on. A pleasantly enjoyable offering.
johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a brown-orange color with a small off white head. Sweet caramel malt aroma with a hint of winter spices. Flavor is what you would expect from the aroma with a big malty body. Finishes with a stange medicinal taste that lingers. Dry texture and average carbonation. Decent, but a step below some other local Winter bocks.
Onslow (1273) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Six pack from Hardings. Pour from a 12 oz bottle. clear brown brew with small creamy white head. Aroma of some caramel and toffee, a little grass or spice. Taste is moderately sweet malt at the start slaked by astringent hops at the end of the swallow. Fairly dry finish with just a little of the caramel hanging on. I was worried this would be too sweet, but rather is just full bodied. Very enjoyable brew
wmubronco1992 (670) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours very dark amber/copper. Cream off white head. Mild spicy aroma. Very creamy with smooth texture. Some caramel in the flavor, but more bitter. Bitter mouthfeel. I enjoyed this.
rumproasts (4189) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. amber with small head. big caramel malts. slightly medicinal flavor and a hint of alcohol warmth.
blackflag321 (565) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Drank from the bottle at a family gathering. This was better than I expected. Nice job with malty sweetness without tasting syrupy or too heavy; hint of caramel, toffee. I wouldn’t turn down another one.