Travlr (17662) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle courtesy of CaptainCougar, thanks! Cloudy reddish amber gold color, small white head. Aroma of sweet cherry syrup. Taste is bittersweet fruit and caramel. Interesting.
Ratman197 (11760) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a hazy orange amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of carmel, raisins, dates, brown sugar and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, brown sugar, fruittiness and light earthiness with a smooth lingering carmel finish.
Lubiere (11586) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A golden amber ale with a thin light mocha head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with solvent and grassy notes. In mouth, a sweet smooth vanilla malt with light curacao, alcohol warmth, not bad. Bottle at Istmus Beer and Cheese Fest, Jan 19 2012.
BeerandBlues2 (11054) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared by CaptainCougar. Pours clear amber with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is caramel, cookie malt, melanoidins, dates and light diacetyl notes. Flavor is diacetyl, sweet malt and no hops or bitterness, and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
crossovert (9983) - Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
These guys love thier doppelbocks. This one is a sweet amberish one with deep, rich malt tones.
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
651mL thanks to CaptainCougar. Pours murky tea amber. Weak, white foam. Nose is sweet tea, big cherry juice box, sweet candies. Taste is sweet, harsher acid, very sweet kids cherry juice box. Papery, harsh finish.
DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Medium orange amber, quite hazy, with a white head that settles quickly into a flat thin skim. Nice malty aroma and flavours: caramel, breadcrusts, dark cherries. Chewy malts, sweet and lipsmacking good! A delicious doppelbock!
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle shared by bsuedekum- thanks again, Blake! Pours a clear, bright amber-red-orange color with a small off-white head. Super sweet aroma, with notes of toasted sugar, dried fruits, cookie, and toffee, with maybe a hint of spiciness. Flavor of sweet and caramel malts, sugar, red apple, nuts, and a bitter booziness throughout. Light-medium bodied, with a sweet, boozy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not sure what to make of this one. Maybe let it sit for a while? I don’t know.
Ughsmash (7426) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at GTMW. Poured clear, honeyed orange with a light, wispy white head. The aroma was sweet with vanilla and aged caramel leading.. dry, yeasty undertones.. very well done for the style. The flavor found sweeter caramel, toffee, and vanilla at the core, with dry white peppery and yeasties around and throughout.. very nice earthy hop accents on the finish.. great stuff! Medium-bodied and dry on the palate.. everything worked well together.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear amber bronze with a stringy-lacing white head. Has a slightly tart fruity estery nose with some toasted caramel malty notes. Starts with pretty good fullness and sweet dark caramel maltiness with some noble hop bitterness before a drier slightly warming finish. Could be a little smoother.