krumbum (351) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear amber color. Smells lightly of malts.. Medium body slight nutty malt but fades nice and clean.
Chudwick (1712) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber with a date on it, but I’m too lazy to go back downstairs to check it. I pay tribute to this liquid by pouring half of the bottle into my Guinness half liter dimpled mug. Nose is malty and little spicy - vague on my part I know. Sweet to the point I just did a Stevie Wonder spasm from the left to the right and back a few times. Reminds me of a Doppelbock. Really mellows out after a few sips. Don’t really pick up on the bitterness. (my 4G didn’t work in the store).
Machinari_Diem (56) - - FEB 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tasted the bourbon barrel aged dragonhosen at the brewery.
Very sweet malty brew with little hop characteristics. Octoberfest is expected to be sweet but this was over the top. Bourbon barrel aging contributed minimal flavor. Barely detectable vanilla/oaky character with no bourbon at all.
Thebullshornbar (51) - Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer is big and syrupy. Notes of dried fruits, honey, and malts (in that order) overwhelm the aroma and the palate. It’s very sweet, lightly bitter, not really complex, and kinda what i expected (this is definitely a sipping beer)
Ernest (6013) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white to light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark amber.
Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, malt syrup), lightly hoppy (apricot), with notes of alcohol, spoiling fruit, bubble gum, cotton candy.
Flavor is heavily to harshly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, syrupy texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
No resemblance to either an Oktoberfest or anything remotely German...it’s a syrupy sweet mess of candy/sugar/alcohol and fruit that’s rotting in the sun. Terrible.
Braudog (5455) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Visually seductive, thick and heavy with a dark copper color. Sticky head. The aroma is over the top ... thick with sugary syrup. The beer drinks with a bit of an obtuse tilt. Up front is absolutely bombed with thick, malty sugars. There’s little backdrop, and after a big, thick front, the back end seems shallow. (#5411, 1/8/2014)
boxofrane (1846) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at beer fest. Pours clear amber with a medium sized off white head. The aroma has some dough and biscuit. The taste is sweet bread and nearly apple.
Fritz123 (707) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home from Total Wine in Boca Raton, FL. Pours a brown moderate body into my snifter with a one finger white head. Aroma of mostly malts, roasted malts, bread and a little booze. Taste is the same with very roasty malts and nuts, toffee. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Finish is malts and a little bitter hops.
Bill Becker (166) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 5, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
22oz bottle, enjoy by March 24, 2014.
Lovely looking brew, deep gold with 2 finger head of foam and leaves some lacing.
Nice smell of sweet malt, a bit of lemon citrus, I think. Some bread.
Starts off on the sweet side in the taste, pretty big bready notes, a peculiar bitterness moves in along with the alcohol. More sips in and I am NOT liking what I’m drinking. The flavours, which don’t start off that good, don’t produce any harmony on my palate. It’s a good thing the bottle was on the cheap side.
Nothing wrong with the mouthfeel but I don’t drink beers for that attribute alone. I *think* this will end up being a drain pour. /a couple of minutes go by..please don’t hate me, kitchen sink.
queenholly (2567) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Sweet boozy vinous and caramel aroma. Clear amber with a minimal head. Burn sugar, toast, herbal bitter, and dry alcohol flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation.