sonnycheeba (4284) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Max’s. Pours clear brown with creamy beige head and great lacing. Aroma is cereal malts, fig, dates, some raw grain, and brown sugar. Flavor is dry malt base with toast notes, dark fruit esters, and toffee sweetness; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (10836) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Max’s. Pours clear dark brown with ruby highlights and a medium, creamy light beige head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is toast, caramel, and nutty malt with dates, earthy and spicy hops. Flavor is sweet caramel malt dominant with light hops and bitterness, dark fruits and a sweet finish and a clean lager character. Full body and medium carbonation.
alexsdad06 (7107) - Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at RBWG grand tasting. Pours a nice reddish brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor had a big malty base, caramel, toasted bread, some dark fruit, with a light earthy bitterness and a hint of spice. Decent enough.
SpringsLicker (3253) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2014 RBWG Grand Tasting.
Medium brwn body with an off-white head.
Minty malt aroma.
The flavor is smooth, sweet malt with mint in the finish.
DrSilverworm (8707) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster at RBWG 2014 grand tasting - thanks to the person who shared this! From a 64oz growler. Dark red, mostly clear color. Thin khaki head, some dots of lace. Dark fruit, kind of rich aroma, some caramel malt, toasty malt. Moderate sweet taste, lightly spicy. Medium to bigger body, smooth soft, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Hints of chocolate, light spice. Solid doppelbock.
jackl (5821) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg @ Blue Mountain. The pour’s deep amber with a small head. The nose is slightly spicy. A bit of roasted nuts. Mashed roasted banana. Autumnal fruits. Bread. The taste is nicely clean. Some sweet baked apple. A touch of spice. Earthy hoppy finish. Hints of cocoa. Medium body, soft carbonation. Good stuff.
blipp (7084) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours amber with an off white head. Toasted malty aroma with just a hint of chocolate sweetness. the flavor has toasted malts, chocolate, and molasses. Nice.
nelsonbrews (16) - charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Everything is perfect in this beer . . . except no bock astringency? I cannot bring myself to decide wether this is good or bad. Very smooth!
TheBeerGod (5597) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Taphouse in Hampton. Brown/copper blend with a short, fizzy tan head. Aroma is sweet and malty with fruit notes, caramel and dark bread. Taste is caramel, sweet malt, fruit, dark bread and grans. Body is medium with soft carbonation. Finishes with more caramel, sweet malt, brown sugar, fruit notes and dark bread.
obguthr (4689) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Corner Pocket Williamsburg VA: Light aromatics, dirt and bark. Clear garnet, medium beige head. Lightly sweet cherries and cocoa. Dirt finish. Nicely balanced; doppelbocks tend to be too sweet for my taste.