badwhale (321) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle to glass mug. Pours a clear amber red color, with a yellow head that dissipates quickly Pretty sweet with a very malty finish. Tastes like a DB to me.
Beergeek23322 (1693) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
7/17/2010. From bottle. Copper color with a tan head. Fruity aromas with caramel and spice. Malty flavors with spice and caramel. The alcohol seem a bit muted, so it will sneak up on you.
keanex (1134) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled January 23, 2013 (9 months old).
Appearance: The body is clear with a copper to mahogany hue. The head is short, settling quickly into a light tan ring with little coating.
Aroma: The aroma is heavy with brown sugar and burnt caramel, with a strong fruitiness that reminds me a bit of fig and cherry. The aroma leans a bit sweet with a strong presence.
Taste: This is a doppelbock with a huge malt presence with a huge syrupy fruitiness. I love it. The intro is of sweet syrupy cherry with strong burnt caramel and brown sugar throughout. The flavor gets a tad medicinal at the end, but itís great. This is big and sweet and very enjoyable. The finish is quick, lingering only a moment of medicinal cherry.
Palate: Full-bodied with a syrupy texture, moderate carbonation.
Overall: I would love to try this fresh to compare to Troegenator, this is that good. I would love to have this year round to compliment Troegenator. Well done if you like big malty and fruity dopplebocks.
tectactoe (679) - Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2013 Tap: mix of brown, copper, and amber; unique color with decent clarity and a substandard, off-white head that fades quickly without leaving behind any lacing. Aroma consists of crispy lager yeast, clean and fresh, some steel-tinted caramel malts, a touch of fruity sweetness (maybe plums, on the darker side) with a soft, toffee and grain finish. Taste is loaded with bouts of caramel malts, toasted bread... Big "toasted" feel to the flavor. Caramel, toffee, light molasses, crackers, bready lager yeast, back-end plums and dates, coated lightly in brown sugar. Musky, leafy, and slightly ashy hops leave a mild, resounding bitterness. Very nice doppelbock that got better with time (warmth).
DutchHillbilly (52) - Mattawan, Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong smell of molasses. Nice dark red color. Small light head. Mildly slick tasting. Slightly thick. Decent aftertaste.
superspak (1906) - Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 1/22/2013. Pours slightly cloudy reddish copper color with a 2 finger fairly dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Slight foamy lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big caramel, brown sugar, pear, apple, raisin, toast, brown bread, floral, toffee, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, toast, molasses, raisin, pear, apple, brown bread, floral, light pepper, toffee, light nuttiness, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, molasses, toast, toffee, raisin, pear, brown bread, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of malt flavors with moderate fruity esters; with good robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a fairly creamy and slick mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice doppelbock style. All around nice balance and complexity of malt flavors with moderate fruitiness; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.
Freaky_tiki (289) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful pour on one of the last days of summer playing xBox with my best girl before sushi dinner is aromtic, tasty & refreshing. Taste is in the sweet side with burnt golden sugar & caramel. Nice balanced carbonation. A great beer.
brokephibroke (256) - Mead, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Trade via Silphium. Deep dark red brown pour with minimal white head. Malty roast aroma with some figs. Rather viscous pallet with a sweet, molasses taste with some alcohol and vanilla.
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A big caramel flavor at first. A candy sugar flavor and a yeasty undertone. A huge dark fruit profile to this beer. A lot of figs, and plums in the beer. A grainy, yeasty spicyness under the beer main flavors. A fairly simple flavor profile but well balanced.
charule (602) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bells. Poured clear reddish orange. Sweet caramel rye aroma. Similar rye tingly taste which is decently smooth.