brokensail (9108) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: The pour is a dense, dark amber color, maybe mahogany, with a thin layer of off-white foam.
S: The whiskey notes on this beer stand out big time. Lots of oak and vanilla, too. The base doppelbock provides a lot of (flat) cola notes along with plums, raisins, and mildly tart cherries.
T: Seemingly just as much whiskey flavor to this beer. Vanilla, cherries, cola, plums, raisins, and sweet caramel malts to go along with that. Sort of like a whiskey and cherry coke cocktail.
M: The body is medium to full with a smooth, medium level of carbonation.
D: Iím often leery of barrel aged lagers. But I suppose at 10%, this doppelbock could hold up to the big whiskey flavors. This was really quite good.
BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Lasting tab head over a very deep brown body. Aroma of whiskey, brown sugar and smoke, raisins, wood, chewy. Woody, bacon. Taste is apple, calvados, wood, bacon, smoke, cheap whiskey, and raisins. Decadent. Very dry. Creamy bubbles.