whitebear (41) - - APR 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Overall another great example of dopplebock with mild to little bittering and no hop flavor. Something of a unique tale that they will be using half of the brewed batch in future annual releases. This is something of a nice malty sweetness that is candy to the beer drinker.
MrChopin (2763) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 13, 2013
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
hazy red-amber, tepid with no head. Dusty, cheesy diacetyl nose, bit of cherry and toast. Flavor is heavy cherry, sticky with lowest carbonation, bitterness toast and light lactic off notes through the end.
mnmike (944) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2013
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
On tap - a bit underwhelming since the name suggests something bold with this beer.
Huhzubendah (2162) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared by CaptainCougar. Thanks Tom.
The beer is murky amber with a thin, off white head. The aroma offers fruits, sweet malt, alcohol. Plums and booze in the flavor. Medium bodied and a bit harsh in the finish. Needs some refinement and could be gentler on the palate.
radagast83 (3792) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to CaptainCougar. This one poured a slightly muddy orange color with a wispy, off-white head. The flavor is slightly sweet, with plenty of malts.
GT2 (7105) - Riverslime, 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.
devman171 (521) - 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 (9942) - 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 (8556) - 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 (7129) - 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 (2873) - 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.