nearbeer (3905) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. Clear deep red-brown with a small ring of bubbles. Aromas of chocolate, grain and caramel apple. Flavors are the same on the front, with some coffee, raisins, earthy spiciness and light smoke on the finish. Medium body is watery and finishes nicely dry.
SpringsLicker (3178) - 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 (3685) - 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 (8103) - 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 (9276) - 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 (4750) - 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 (7133) - 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.