Strykzone (4405) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 29, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark cherry brown color with a small tan head. Not much retention and some soapy areas remain on top as well as a nice thick ring. Sugar sweet aroma. Flavor is muddled. Fruity esters, metal, toffee, and a surprising amount of hop dominate the flavor. The problem is that these donít work well together and an unfortunate aftertaste remains. Is there bitter tomato in there? Flavor became more fruity as it warmed.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - FEB 29, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Odd green bottle with an odd 40-ish like twist off metal cap. Big bubbled head holds up momentarily. Flavor is biscuity and alcoholic with toast and brown sugar. Theres some aluminum itn, which if it wasnít there, would make this somewhat drinkable. The body is beautiful and the malty, nuttiness is good. Too bad.
SSSteve (3637) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a clear brown with a large frothy beige head. sweet malty aroma with hints of toasted malts. the flavor is agian sweet with toffee, brown sugar, biscuits, and nutty malts. also a good bit of hops. i didnít mind this one.
jb (2023) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This one smells and tastes remarkably like their dunkel. Very dark copper color with minimal head. Bread dough aroma. Palate is very thin but there is a bit of dark fruit in there. I am really surprised there is 7.5 alcohol percent. That is well hidden. Overall this is the most disappointing doppelbock I have had.
bitbucket (2155) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml green bottle, with the type of screwtop normally found on wine bottles. The frosty rings on the outside of the bottle says this one has been re-used multiple times, which is not what you normally see in massively consumerist the US of A. Pours clear dark amber with a hugely fluffy off-white head. Aroma of nuts, caramel, roasty malt and noble hops. Creamy , sticky, medium body and light carbonation. Sweet, full taste of nuts, fruit, pumpernickel. A little earthiness and just a dash of bitterness in the finish. Iíd be OK with a little more hops in this one, but otherwise a tasty beer.
daniele (4775) - ITALY - FEB 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, courtesy of Argo0. Pours clear dark bronze with a white head. Aroma of smoke and caramel toastiness. Flavor starts off with deep caramel, bread, then sweet cola, light noble hop character. Some alcohol kick. Too sweet for my tastes. I found the texture to be full/round with moderate carbonation.
3fourths (7772) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
500ml screwtop bottle shared by argo0. Looks like balsamic vinegar. Has a clear cola colored brown body with little head. Sweet cola, maple malt and some sharp oxidized cardboard flavors, some peppermint and grapefuit flavors, but overall not very good. Resembled cough syrup at times.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 24, 2008
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
(50cl bottle, best by 20/04/08) Small beige head atop clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, skunk, some metallic. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some smoke, light cherry, cardboard. Medium body, low carbonation, some stickiness.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 23, 2008
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Provided by argo0. Clear, brown body with no head. The nose is sweet malts with caramel, raisins and slightly metallic. The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter with autolyzed yeast, caramel, raisins, roast and apple. Medium body is a bit thin with light carbonation.