pcstuck (26) - Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Short review since it is from memory. Had it last weekend. Brownish red pour. Caramel and slight hops on the nose. Very smooth and easy to drink. Nice beer to just sit around and enjoy.
njager246 (71) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brown with a hint of red, smooth bock with mild hops and a great malty finish! Great beer
Errl (572) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Jstax..Pour is a clear redish brown..Small white head that fades..Nose is caramel,toffee, figs,malt..Taste is caramel, light sweetness,toffee,light sweetnesd..very smooth and drinkable
Emeister84 (442) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of raisins, red berries, and toast. Clear ruby with a quickly diminishing, white head. Dry, balanced, somewhat fruity, and somewhat bitter. Light-medium body, average carbonation, and finishes abruptly leaving behind notes of red berries and grapes.
DCLawyer (687) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle->SA. Pours a dark reddish brown with bare head. Aroma is sweet, with malt, caramel, and raisins. Flavor is also sweet, and is bready, nutty, with notes of dark fruit. Decent.
baumanj (9) - Northfield, Alabama, USA - MAR 5, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Again - beautifully smooth with caramel creaminess, yet a lighter mouthfeel and a crispier feel. Mild hop crispness in the taste and aroma. Definite yeastiness in the aroma with a mild malt profile.
Sweet and slight alcoholic sting on the aroma. Amazing beer for its price!! Definitely a favorite. Should be drunk out of a snifter or tulip - let the sweet and slightly thick body build in your mouth.
HomelessDrew (26) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a huge sweet malt bomb! Pours a clear dark amber with very little head retention. Aroma is caramel malts and plum. Taste is very sweet with the malty breadiness sticking out along with the fruity plum notes. It has a medium full body with average carbonation. The clean lager yeast really lets the malt shine through, which seems to be a rarity these days with ultra hoppy IPAs.
Lukaduke (1021) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep ruby brown color with a trace of eggshell foam that rings out and disappears quickly. Aromas are dark plum, burnt sugar. raisin and caramel. The palate holds the sweetness of the nose but its drier and crisper than I expected. Nice nutty almond notes mingle with the dark fruit and underlying caramelized sugars. Tasty beer. Thanks Jstax !
ChainGangGuy (4123) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Batch #: 11667.
Appearance: Pours out a clear, deep, dark amber-hued body with just under an inch of ecru foam that dies out rather quickly.
Smell: Sweet-scented, caramelly, fruity nose of ripe cherry and robust plums which, when adding in the brandy-like alcohol, gives it a slight cordial quality.
Taste: Breadcrusts topped with brown sugar and a few addition drops of golden syrup. Subtle nuttiness. Pop of fruitiness of cherry and plum, mainly. Medium-high sweetness throughout. Lightly herbal hop character, low, light bitterness. A little warming alcohol slides on it. Fruity, fairly sweet finish with a sustained alcoholic quality (not quite hot, though).
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-low carbonation.
Overall: I havenít had this in nearly seven years. I thought it was a likable, above-average d-bock then and now.
AR (857) - Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
OK, so Iím partial to Dopplebocks. This is a really good beer. Itís smooth and well-blended flavors go down with sticky sweetness. Malty caramel and light treacle. Very good.