ChainGangGuy (4231) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Pours a clear, deep, dark amber body with a smallish, white head.
Smell: Lightly sweet-smelling nose of bready malts and, to a lesser degree, caramel with dark fruit notes of a nose-tingling waft of alcohol.
Taste: Toasted, multi-grain bread slathered in sweetish dark caramel sauce. Raisin and plum fruitiness. Tiny bit of hop bitterness. Some unrestrained, peppery fusels roaming free throughout the taste. In the tailed, there’s a rebound of toasted malt that develops into a growing, somewhat harsh graininess that dominates the drying finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: It’s not exactly the most graceful, adroit dopplebock on the dopple block. The slightly astringent graininess in the latter half mars the overall experience.
Maverick34 (1909) - New York, USA - MAR 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours a watery brown. Aroma is pretty light for a DB. Some hoppyness inthe finish. Ok.
ReggieDunlap (2774) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a filtered brown-ruby color with a thin light tan head. aroma is of roasty caramel with light cocoa. very balanced flavor has hints of chocolate, light peat, and spicy hops. mouthfeel is medium and finish is long and roasty.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Malty nose with some floral spicy hop aroma. Clear dark amber. Sweet maltyness with some spicy hop notes and a touch of light graininess. Finish is dry with light residual bitterness. Pretty good.
dmac (3517) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle from EZ. Pours a thin looking orange/amber with a fizzy light beige head. Sweet aroma of raisin, grains, molassess and some honey. Thin bodied with average carbonation and a quickly fading sweet aftertaste. Flavor is similar to the aroma. This one is just an entry level beer and doesnt really try to push any boundries.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber body with a thin white head. Sweet lagered notes, hay, malt. Some plum and raisins. Chewy lagered notes with hints of cherry and plum. eh.
thornecb (3970) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours bright mahogany into a stem glass. Off-white micro head with excellent retention recedes to coat surface. Raisin and molasses aromas. Light bodied and malty with sweet caramel upfront and a slight bitter finish.
forsides (118) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. not bad... decent double bock. pretty non existent head after settling. nice aroma... slightly chocolatey. taste initially malty... caramel flavors.. finishes slightly hoppy.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of malts, grains, brown sugar, caramel, and herbs. Poured deep orange/copper in color with a tiny tan head that disappeared immediately. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of malts, grains, pretzels, caramel, grapes, toasting, light nuts, and earth. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Sweet, malty, earthy finish.
MishkinBeer (73) - , New York, USA - DEC 31, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The Navigator is deep red in color and cloudy. Bottled versions may not be cloudy, but all of their drafts are unfiltered. The aroma is mostly of malts and hops. The beer hits you with rich chocolate and cinnamon flavors at first but then the hops take over for a slightly bitter aftertaste. Alcohol isn’t overtly present. With the medium body, the beer goes down smooth and doesn’t overload on the carbonation. This is a fine beer if you can find it.