omhper (23336) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2006
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Draught at Concordia, Portland. Clear dark ruby. Crystal malt aroma. Sweet with thick, yet hard mouthfeel. Papery and syrupy. I thought doppelbocks were supposed to display a rich malt character and soft mouthfeel, and here we’ve got a doppelbock with shitloads of hard, bleeding crystal malt. Give me a break!
Oakes (15516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 4, 2006
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Very dark brown. Rasiny, lightly toffeeish aroma. Fusel character...ack. Chewy, alcohol, fruity with lots of malt and nuts. Get rid of the higher alcohols and fruitiness and it still lacks the sort of bright, complex maltiness that a beer of this style should have.
jcwattsrugger (12142) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours a light tan head and mahogany color. Aroma is medium malt, cherry. Taste is medium malt, cherry/raisin, some earthy hops.
hopdog (11290) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with kyzr (thanks!). Poured a medium and hazy brown color with a thin sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, some toasted nuttiness, and caramel. Tastes of chocolate, some nuts, caramel, and dark fruits. Alcohol content well hidden.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear dark red, fine beige head, streaks of drippy lace,
Aroma: sweet dark caramel malt aroma with a touch of candy, light fruity character,
Flavor: sweet dark caramel flavor, light earthyness for balance, touch of fruity character, light smokeyness,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
slowrunner77 (9957) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice dark reddis brown color with an everlasting thin cap. Breast aroma with some dark fruit and brown sugar as well. Flavor much the same though a touch richer. Body medium to full, but with ample carbonation to offset. Really solid, nothing spectacular, but no faults. Underrated brew.
DuffMan (9505) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep mahogany red-brown, clear, modest tan head. Low aroma of chocolate and banana, same on the palate, medium bodied, low bitterness. Decent.
3fourths (9110) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Somewhat rich nose of dark smoky wood, perhaps some licorice as well and some dark fruits and nuts as well. Overall a bit of a mild smell, but still complex I would say. Creamy and smooth texture, while still robust and sweet on the tongue with a brown sugar and maple presence contrasted by a more smoky wood and meat flavor. Very sweet and full.
douglas88 (8339) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle thanks to Toby. A cool label. Pours a dark brown color with a medium grey/beige head. The aroma is rich chocolate and toasted malts. A nice smooth bock, some tobacco and chocolate, light roast, some metallic hops perhaps. Enjoyable.
Ibrew2or3 (8109) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle pours an impressive deep ruby red with mahogany hues and quarter inch tan head. The aroma blooms with caramel candy, dates, prunes and winter spiced cookies. Cool. The taste is similar as caramel mixes with blueberry jam, prune notes and a bit of dates along with some winter spiciness along the edges. This has a nice rich flavor that I’m rather enjoying.