jcwattsrugger (11277) - 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.
kp (10884) - 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
hopdog (9270) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled for Growler provided by weeare138. Poured a dark reddish / brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of general fruitiness, caramel and light alcohol. Tastes of fruits, brown sugar sweetness, roast, and had a medium alcohol finish.
CaptainCougar (7132) - 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.
egajdzis (5431) - 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.
TomDecapolis (4566) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to weeare138 for sharing this growler. Pours a translucent ruby amber with a small off whtie head. Aroma of sweet malts, dark fruits, caramel, light alcohol and various grains. Flavors of the same with more warming alcohol.
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.
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
redlight (2317) - 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.