Tessic (906) - Brantford, Ontario, - OCT 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one poured a very dark amber colour with a big, beautiful, tan coloured head. To the nose there are scents of red wine, ripe fruit, faint malt vineger and roasted malts. First sip was medium sweet and full flavoured with flavours of toffee and rich caramel with a little smoke and roasted malt. Finish is roasty and sweet with the burnt caramel flavours lingering.
Gorbalev (2957) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Embrun LCBO. Very dark brown, wisp of a head. Sweet, molasses, caramel aroma, some dark fruit as well. Taste is good - rich, chewy malt, more caramel sweetness and a very long sweet linger. Hints of roast and dark fruit. Body is a just a tad thin and watery at times and it is all pretty straight forward - not a bad thing at all. A solid example of the style and one I would have again.
czar (4688) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours murky light brown leaving a small light beige rind, no lacing per say. JD’s bananas, bubblegum, overly woodsy vanilla, sweet caramel, sweet prune bread, some other sweet red fruits underneath - miscellaneous, brown sugar and molasses, tannins, grassy, tea leaves. light carbonation, light to medium body - oily and a bit sticky, semi-sweet grassy-woody-tannic finish. obviously too bourbony. still drinkable next to a bonfire.
DiscerninDrunk (48) - - SEP 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep reddish brown, medium head that has very little retention. Smells of raisin, prune, maybe a dark honey coffee, kinda like root beer overall. Starts with hazelnut cruelly before kicking into molasses and finishing with a rich coffee with moderate alcohol warmth.
Stephane_Houle (151) - - JUL 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Apparence: D?une couleur brun foncé opaque, elle est coiffée d?une bonne mousse couleur caramel d?une durée moyenne. Effervescence difficile à évaluer, mais semble moyennement présente.Arômes: Au nez, ce sont des notes de malt caramélisé très franches ainsi que des fruits sec. Saveurs: Au goût, c?est ample en bouche avec une saveur de caramel, de boisé et de chaleur d?alcool. Longueur moyenne malheureusement. Aucune effervescence, aucune amertume.Fiche technique Style: DoppelbockFormat: 650 mlTaux d?alcool: 8,6% Température: 8°C - 10°C
cattaneopapa (195) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle. 8.6% alc./vol. Pours an opaque dark brown colour with a small ring shaped mocha head. Aroma is coffee&caramel. Taste is bitter first but then has a delicious boozy plum taste with a spicy finish. Body is slightly oily and light.
Helsdon (207) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a very dark opaque brown, with next to no head that goes by the wayside but quick. Sweet roasted malts with flavours of vanilla in the nose. Big taste of carmel, toast, vanilla, oak, that has a really nice balance. Bocks and doppels can have a sweetness that I find cloying, and oak can be easily overdone, this finds a good balance between the two that works really well. Nice!
reebtogi (4388) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle pours a deep amber color with a finger and a half of off-white head that retains well leaving some spotted lacing behind. Aroma is dark fruits, caramel and bourbon. Taste is a caramel and dark fruity sweetness with a light hop bitterness and bourbon throughout. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation providing a pleasant mouth feel. Pretty good brew.
asheft (2553) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Oaky bourbon aroma with vanilla and horehound candy accents. Clear, dark garnet under tawny tan wisps. Sweet vanilla butterscotch oak flavour with not quite assertive hops bitterness that doesn’t quite offset the sweetness. Dominated by bourbon, but still nice. Medium body, medium carbonation, sweet but clean finish.
chris__hartley (276) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It pours dark brown, with ruby highlights; the head is tanned and foamy. The aroma has notes of: prunes, sourdough bread, and slight vanilla woodiness. The taste is light sweet that finishes medium bitter; there are notes of: dark bread, slight coffee and slight toffee. The palate is medium-light , the carbonation is medium, and the finish is short. Overall, doesn’t leave much of an impression on the palate - very forgettable.
GuillaumeCL (344) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a reddish tint and nearly no head. Smell is fairly sweet with some brown sugar and a bit of dried fruit, plum. Palate is medium bodied with good carbonation. Taste is sweet at first but then gets a pronounced and long-building hoppy bitter taste. Very nice taste, not bad overall.