tsetlock (66) - Hartland Twp, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, a dark amber/brown with a quickly dissipating, tan head. The smell is mostly malt and sweet caramel, with hints of nut and raisin. A very well balanced, complex beer, with an average length finish. Larry Bell made no effort to hide the alcohol profile in this one, making it fairly robust, with a very mild hop finish.
DrSteveBrule (31) - - NOV 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a chestnut with a fizzy, short-lived head and some floating yeasties. Aroma isn't very strong but has some toasty malty notes. Taste is burnt toast, dark fruit. Palate is very silky. A good doppelbock.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
oldrtybastrd (3376) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice deep golden brown color. Aromas of rich dark malts, chocolate, fruit, and a hint of smoke. Flavor is rich with a lot of flavors to be found, chocolate, dark fruit, smoke, coffee, and I swear a hint of licorice.
Dal9000 (349) - Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Ollies place. In a snifter. Aroma of toasted malt. Initial mild sweet malt with a slight earthy tang.
---Rated via Beer Buddy
Gachupines (1144) - USA - JUN 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a big tan head. Aroma is a little sweet, vaguely of candy. Flavor is sweet with a touch of dark fruit and a bread-like body.
Bork (452) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - JUN 10, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong and sweet but a tad weak-bodied. Loaded with malts and quite alcoholic on the ending.
DocJitsu (1375) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a rust copper color with an orangish-tan head. Plum and toffee on the nose. Moderately thick with adequate carbonation. Tastes approximate the nose except that the plum and toffee come through more prominently.
deaconmike (438) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear caramel with fairly minimal head. Aroma is sugary sweet with cherry and dark fruit. Sweet taste - brown sugar and dark fruit. Medium body, soft carbo. Very drinkable.
tnkw01 (1540) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Really loved this one. Deep, amber-copper color. Light head. Aroma was fruit cake, hints of molasses. Taste is dried fruit, fruit cake, malty sweet. Not bad.
SetauketBrewer (70) - New York, USA - MAY 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beautiful brown pour. Brown sugar and cherry aroma. Nice residual sweetness with bready undertones. Slightest of phenolic on the back end but great beer
Homer321 (2982) - Melboring, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nose is full of dried fruit and cherry. Some grape. Light sherry. Deep red to brown with a small off white head. Taste is slightly sweet with a moderately to highly watery mouthfeel. Not necessarily oxidized but just flat and thin in malt presence. A shame since it smells so good.