emacgee (3796) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very viscous soft copper amber with two fingers of sticky khaki tan head. Nose is extremely rich and dextrinous with some spicy alcohol and hops. Super dense and bready malt profile in the flavor. Extremely rich and full bodied with an intense biscuity/bready malt character and spicy hops. Very intense palate. Tough to drink.
Emeister84 (664) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aromas of butterscotch, peanut brittle, and subtle notes of cotton candy. Clear copper with a sticky, mostly lasting, off-white head. Sweet, with notes of caramel and butterscotch, along with perceptible strength. Medium bodied with lively carbonation, and a short, strong, malty finish.
daknole (8329) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light brownish pour. Aroma is malty, bready, cookies, spice, yeast. Flavor is a bit sweet, caramel, some apple notes. Nothing spectacular here.
jefcon (1303) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thin pour, very little carbonation, light in color. Aromas are caramel and toffee, honey and a bit of vanilla. Palate is fleeting and slick. I want more richness and depth from a doppel. Lots of caramel, hay and vanilla cake on the finish. Lightly hopped.
TheBeerGod (5003) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged. Copper with a short tan head. Aroma is caramel, sweet malt, bready notes and soft toffee. Taste is chewy malt, bready notes, caramel, toffee notes, soft fruit notes and soft booze. Body is medium-full and chewy with a moderate, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more bready notes, chewy caramel, sweet malt, candyish notes, light fruit and booze.
Braudog (5455) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, caged and corked. Crystal-clear amber pour, just a fizzle of a head. There’s little to no aroma here. But the beer drinks with a nice viscous character, and a smooth high gravity burn, like warmed honey. Malty and almost lagery on the surface, this carries a bock-like kick in the middle. Sip it. (#4891, 1/5/2013)
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Hazy deep golden amber color, small tan head, solid but delicate lacing. Aroma issweet caramel and light spice. Taste is a bit of an off mix of vanilla, light spice, citrus, caramel. Decent enough.
GT2 (7716) - Carlsbad, California, USA - NOV 25, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Granville Moores thanks to brainlair. Clear orange amber. No head. Very sweet cloying cherry juice box nose. Taste is sugary juice box, odd bitterness, still cloying. Syrupy to near medicinal. A bit salty and sweaty.
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j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Gate during our bar crawl through Brooklyn. Pours a clear amber with a thin white head. Big sweet malt, a touch of lager yeast. Medium bodied, malt, gentle carbonation. Yeast and esters, malt, toast. Light yeast into the finish.
radagast83 (4040) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this at Caliente in Richmond VA, right before cracking into their "famed" "Stupid Wings" - horrible decision by the way - I like punishing myself but not that much. Anyway, I picked up this brew - came with a orange-light brown color with a small white head. Aroma was light honey notes, sweet malts. Flavor was grainy malts, somw sweet notes. Alcohol is really present in this one.