SHIG (3561) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Jake65: Poured a brown with reddish hint, head was thin bubbly beige. Aroma is dark malts and slight veggie. Taste is sweet malty with hints of chocolate/toffee, just enough lively hops.
JPDurden24 (1563) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown pour with a dark head. Malty, fruity and sweet. It is a decent beer.
RobertDale (3396) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle thanks to jake65. Pours a reddish brown with an average biege head. Aroma of sweet malt, dark fruit, and toffee. Taste is similar. Faint hops. Nice.
pellegjr (395) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of jake65, thanks! Pours deep oak w/ light off white head, rich raisin-y mid malt aroma with some smoky notes, full sweet candy malt throughout, medium-bodied, nice rich sipper
jake65 (2600) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pours a chestnut brown with a thin beige head. Nose is lighty sweet; malts, toffee, and faint dark fruits. Tastes on the sweet malty side, akin to what I remember from the other Bayern doppelbock. Toffee, brown sugar, dark fruits, and toasted malts. Not bad at all. Pretty cool to see a tribute to the Bakken (currently employed right in the middle of it), but a little bummed it probably won’t be distributed to North Dakota...