SpringsLicker (3170) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 6, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep coppery amber with a good-sized, persistent, light tan head.
Sweet nutty malt aroma.
Rich and malty, a touch of hop bitterness at the very end just when you thought there might be none at all.
Rich and smooth.Sweet & dangerous, the kind of Doppelbock that they speak of when they say "You can’t judge the strength of a good Doppelbock until you try and get up from the table."
mansquito (3555) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light brownish color and has an off-white head that leaves a syrupy residue. Smells like caramel and a modicum of booziness. Taste is pretty smooth, with alcohol mostly concealed. Sweet and full of caramel and toffee malts. Lightly hopped but noticeable. Not to bad.
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep copper toward brown with creamy, off-white head. Nose is caramel malt, toffee, hops, nuts. Tastes malty, with nuts, hops, slight spicy and peaty notes, and a rich smooth, complex palate. Give me this any time.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Name: Fisherman’s Navigator
Date: March 14, 2009
Source: Ticker Tasting
Appearance: clear brown, wispy beige head
Aroma: dark caramel malt aroma, light earthyness, just a hint of earthyness
Flavor: dark caramel malt flavor, any hope of sweetness is mostly covered by the earthyness, drying bitterness, dry malt finish
Overall: needs sweetness to pull out the caramel malt
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle from Vintage Cellar in Blacksburg. Pours a clear dark red color with a thin head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel, toffee and dark fruits. Taste is raisins, caramel, roasted malts and anise. Medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. I like this quite a bit.
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle pours dark red/amber color with off white head. Aroma is biscuit flavor. Flavor is more biscuit with not much else. Pretty one dimensional.
nuplastikk (4702) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Ruby brown-amber color with a respectable head. Sweet, fresh, and malty aroma. Sweet and smooth, a pretty well-executed Dopplebock, though it lacks some of the fruity/pungent yeast nuances found in some German examples. Creamy, with a balanced bitter edge. Really covers the alcohol well. Full flavored, but completely sessionable. Good stuff, way underrated.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Once Upon a Vine - South on 02/21/2009. Clear deep cherry body with ruby highnights and a medium creamy off-white head. Sweet caramel and fruit aroma. Sweet caramel and light molassas flavor with some bready notes. Medium full body with moderately low carbonation.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a transparent copper amber with a thin, wispy-lacing off-white head. Aroma of sweet doughy caramel malts and a touch of light fruit. Starts fairly full and sweet with some light carbonation and some mild bittering hop presence before a thinner, weaker finish. Could use more body and complexity, but still has good drinkability.
jcwattsrugger (11217) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle-pours a dissipating light tan head and reddish copper color. Aroma is medium/dark malt, husky-toffee, medium fruit, some earthy/spicy hops, some alcohol. Taste is medium/dark malt, drying, husky-toffee, medium fruit, some earthy hops. Thanks jwc215 for sharing this one.