JHeath99 (1001) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Lazy Dog. Pours a dark transparent amber with a thin layer of off white head. Aroma is slightly hoppy. Taste of malts and a hint of something caramel-ish.
jb (2225) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bell’s total tap takeover at Tap and Mallet. Clear, heavy, reddish, not much head. Nose is reminiscent of plum wine. Very fruity. Palate fruity, sweet, sticky, a bit of malt notes. Some cherry. Not a lot of subtlety compared to the German’s but still very good. Rich and full throughout.
jcnielsen (2182) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a brown color with white head. Malty, nutty, toffee aromas. Malty, dark fruit, toffee flavors.
Hopswagger (198) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
P: Pours a clear amber body with lots of ruby accents. A thin cap if off white head that builds up around the sides.
Sugar covered prunes, whiffs of metal, spiced fruit bread, straw, toasted malts and toffee.
T/M: Spiced rum soaked dates, crystallized sugar, slight metal taste, toasted bread, spiced apple cider and dark cherries. Body is sticky but on the thinner side and almost sparkling at the front end. Finishes semi dry with grains and hints of tobacco juice in the aftertaste.
O: Sharp and prickly with great dark fruit and earthy flavors playing off each other. This serves up a tad rough and lacks lush refinement.
Serving type: bottle
CJ_Pain (111) - Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice! Sweet lil dopplebock! Thin on the palate, good pour, very minimal head retention. Sweetness present in the tounge as well as the alcohol. Very smooth and easy drinking, almost too easy for 8%abv. Well done.
TheHOFF43 (1756) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a clear, see-through brown with no head. Aroma is weak. Taste if sweet dark fruits, caramel. Not bad, weak category.
dunn4040 (125) - Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a reddish brown with a very thin tan head that is gone in the blink of an eye. Aroma is sweet. Honestly it’s a pretty mild aroma. Hard to pick up any subtleties in it. Flavor is much more bold. Molasses, brown sugar, coke, french toast. Very sweet beer. Little to no bitterness. Palate is pleasant. Smooth and well carbonated. Overall this beer would be well suited to drink as a dessert after dinner. Too sweet and flavorful to session. Not to mention that is does pack a little bit of a punch at 8%
williamherbert (1308) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Red brown color, very syrupy look. No head, or almost none.
Aroma is very sugary, with a molasses and cherry quality. Touch of cola. No hop to speak of. Just tiny hints of mint and bubblegum. Much complexity.
The flavor is pure sugar: cherry cordial, toffee, molasses, caramel. There is a ginger-y burn on the back end, although it doesn’t taste like ginger. Mild butterscotch; liqueur sweetness. A mild earthy balance keeps it from being too saccharine.
Very smooth, buttery texture. If you’re in a malty mood, this one is a real winner. I’m not nutty about Bocks but this one is official.
hopmelt (196) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours medium brown with orange hues, slight thin head, nice lacing. Aroma is chocolate, doughy malt, caramel, molasses, dark fruit. Taste malty, dark fruit, fresh dough up front, then chocolate and alcohol, then mellows into caramel, molasses and more dark fruit, cherry, rasins, dates, slight spicy hop character balances it all. Mouthfeel aproaching full, moderate carbonation, alcohol warmth present sweet finish. Very well made beer, excellent example of style, good balance and complexity.
Maverick34 (2308) - New York, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish brown pour. Breast malts, caramel and some dark fruits. Pratt good american db.