Ratman197 (10220) - 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.
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Busters on 28th, 1/15/13 Ho hum dopplebock with lots of bready filling ness about it, dinner was tough to finish post beers, malty and no real sweetness that i found which i thought odd
twindadplus2 (602) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy light brown color with a thin creamy head. sweet malty aroma with a yeasty tang. Flavor of sweet molasses, dark fruit and yeast. Full bodied, syrupy texture with very little carbonation and a nice malty finish. This is one of those hearty beers that really satisfies you on a winter night.
devman171 (1051) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle share, pour is amber with low head. Aroma is sweet malt and smoke, taste is sweet and smoke, not bad
Travlr (13428) - 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.
BeerandBlues2 (10099) - Hanover, Maryland, 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.
CaptainCougar (7132) - 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.
HonkeyBra (3528) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bomber. Rich, amber pour with little to no head. Visible carbonation. Aroma of caramel and toffee, strong booze, sweet ripe fruit. Flavor is rich, sweet, fruity. Strong booziness. Warming and inviting. This is full bodied, rich, thick, medium carbonation. Finishes on a boozy sweet note. This is a really impressive, huge bock.
Guerde (1184) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) Pours a clear red color with a very thin off-white head that does retain throughout consumption. Aroma is full of assorted dried fruits, with cherries, prunes, and raisins rising above everything else. The cherry flavor veers towards maraschino territory with further warming along with some snap pea. Weird. Could be some caramel and a bit of musty lager yeast, but not much besides that. The flavor follows suit with the aroma, but it’s a bit more dialed back, with the cherry again being the feature flavor, followed by some prune and raisin. Caramel and brown sugar make an appearance here, and the flavors intensify the more this warms. Starts to taste a bit like Dr. Pepper. Faint hint of graham cracker on the finish. This drinks incredibly well for a 9% beer, and the alcohol is never noticeable. Overall not a bad beer.
Lubiere (10475) - 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.