argo0 (11165) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Clear dark amber body with small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, bread, light wood. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some brown sugar, wood, milk chocolate. Medium body.
bhensonb (10186) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Capped 750 (fat bottom Italian style) from Monument in Concord, CA. Pours hazy med dark orange/amber with a creamy/frothy beige head. Aroma is fruity, lightly toast malt, and a suggestion of wood. Med + body. Carb is sharpish. Flavor is fruity, lightly toast malt, with some woody astringency. It’s something of a contradiction. It seems dry and bitter, then it seems mildly sweet and not all that bitter. Finishes fruity, malt and a little woody. Consistent in that anyway. Very tasty.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 1, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Churchkey. Murky light brown color. Aroma is caramel and light spice. Taste is sweet caramel syrup. Pretty plain.
Koelschtrinker (9867) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Die Lagerung merkt man diesem Bier an, dezente Holznoten sind im Antrunk sowie im Mittelteil vorhanden. Cremig, etwas karamellig, wenig Vanille. In Teilen wirkt der Bock schwer und etwas brennend. Süßer Abgang. /11/9/12//11
pivnizub (8539) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAY 29, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught: Golden, no head to speak of; citrussy-hoppy nose, distinctive traces of wood and vaillla; bitter-tart flavour, some sweetness behind, medium bodied; lingering woody-bitter finish. No pleasure......
hopdog (8444) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a medium and hazy amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of gun powder, fireworks, wood, and toast. Tastes of caramel, oak, citrus, and some breadiness.
crossovert (6109) - Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75ml bottle.It pours a cidre-like unfiltered amber brown with a frothy off-white head. The smell is very nice. Woody with ample oak to it, vanilla, caramel, and a nice bit of herbal noble hops. The flavor is slightly tart with a nice sweetness and a lingering medium bitterness. Oak is prevalent as well as bread and caramel. It reminds me of a Uerige sticke that I had on draft once that was sligthly tart.
Ernest (6011) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Head is initially small, frothy/fizzy, off-white to light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is hazy medium amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, cookie, bread), lightly to moderately hoppy (apricot, flowers), with light notes of honey and peach.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, velvety/syrupy texture, lively/soft carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.
Quite pleasant, if perhaps a bit simple. Better carbonation would help the mouth experience, but in general the aroma and flavor balance are both solid and enjoyable. I don’t get any of the oak in this, but that’s ok since the chipping effect is usually raw and crude anyway.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Max’s. Pours a light woody brown, slight haze thin head. Aroma is big caramel, toast, biscuit, light burnt slight smokey hint with woody, ashy notes and full malt- low hops. Flavor is good full toasted malts, biscuit, munich sweetness, toffee, burnt sugar, some slight smoke, oak, and burnt notes with a slight whiskey hint from the oak. Smooth body. I liked this one quite a bit more than the Porter.
TheBeerGod (5003) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - 750 mL crowned. Label shows 6.8% ABV. Copper pour with a short tan head. Aroma is oak, caramel, sweet malt, and toasted bread. Taste is big oak, grains, toasted malt, caramel, soft fruit and faint vanilla. Body is medium with soft, bubbly carbonation and moderate chewiness. Ends with more toasted malt, oak, grains, sweet malt, caramel and fruit notes.