SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 27, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at GABF 2007. Rich mahogany color with an ivory fluffy head. Fairly thick beer with lots of chocolate and raspberry flavors. Caramel and cherries as well. Great mouthfeel to the thickness.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
GABF 2007. Sweet caramel malt nose with a very bockish character. Similar flavor with a thick body. Brown color with fain hea.d
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the 2007 GABF: Transparent dark mahogany with a small, frothy dark tan head. Sweet, rich, caramely toffee aroma has a hint of German lager yeast and light fruity notes. Body starts with good German malty viscosity and caramely sweetness balanced with some mild bittering hops and doughy yeast. A very true to stlye and enjoyable doppelbock.
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared by Dickinsonbeer. Deep amber/brown in color. Aroma is very malty with alot of caramel as well as some dark fruits. Taste is very malty with alot of caramel, some raisins and chocolate. Full bodied, syrupy across the palate. Pretty nice.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 2007: Poured a clear golden brown color with a beige head. Lots of caramel in the aroma. Some raisin notes. Malty caramel flavor with some chocolate notes on the finish. Full bodied and semi-dry.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Source: Brewfest, GABF
cloudy dark amber, frothy beige head,
sweet dark caramel malt aroma,
rich sweet malt flavor, lots of candy sweetness, good chocolate comes out with the sweetness, light earthy hops keep it more balanced than it appears,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 14/20
redlight (2299) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Anise, malty, and molasses aromas. Pours a rich amber. Smooth, sweet malts, with spicy hops, the flavor is dominated by the malts, caramel and molasses flavors.
egajdzis (5117) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a reddish amber color with tan bubbles around the edges, no lacing. Aroma of vanilla beans, roast, caramel malts, light smoke, and a touch of alcohol as well. Taste of roast, chocolate, raisins, soy, and smoke with light alcohol in the finish.
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours a light tan head and dark red (deep mahogany) color. Aroma is dark fruit-cherry, dark malt. Taste is very sweet, dark fruit-cherry, dark malt, brandy-like, secondary hops bite, alcohol. Sipping. OK carbonation.
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appears a dense, slightly transparent brown with a red hue. A fluffy, off-white head slowly rocks out into a small, floating cap. Spotty lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of doughy, malty, caramel, with hints of spices highlighted by cinnamon, and nutmeg.
Taste is of spiced, toffee, malty, brown sugar, cinnamon, and cocoa.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, sweet, nice carbonation, with some caramel and cocoa clinging to the palate.