Jeff257 (2) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2012 does not count
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Boomer,smooth pour over whelming smell of carmel and bourbon I enjoyed but in smaller servings
travita (4416) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at strageways. The look is amber in color, nice thick beige colored head, and opaque. The smell is vanilla, barrell, wood, alcohol, heavy, and strong. The taste is strong, alcohol, wood, tannins, whiskey and vanilla.
glennmastrange (2431) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Moderate to heavy malt aromas of cereal and caramel, light to moderate herbs for the hops, light dough for the yeast, with hints of dates, raisin, brown sugar and bourbon. Head is small, frothy, light tan with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is sparkling clear mahogany. Flavor starts moderately to heavily sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes moderately sweet and bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, syrupy with a carbonationbetween soft and lively then finishes heavily alcoholic and chewy. Damn, this is like an exact mix of a Doppelbock and a Bourbon.
bleeng (1579) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Dark brown with a light tan head. Very boozy alcohol nose with some slight chocolate notes. Taste is a bit sweet, with some spiciness and hot boozy notes. Malt balances this out well. Delicious.
gregner (19) - Cedar Park, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle from Specs Austin on N Mopac
Aroma: wonderful smell, predominantly bourbon, caramel malt
Appearance: clear amber brown with light tan head
Taste: semi--sweet malt and bourbon with balanced hoppy bitterness after, some vanilla, brown sugar
Palate: medium body, well carbonated, well hidden alcohol warmth
Overall: How do you make a better bock? Age it in Buffalo Bourbon Barrels. IMO a very well done barrel aged beer, great flavor and well balanced maltiness to hop bitterness
swoopjones (6909) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Micros at the Marcy. Brown pour. Sweet caramel/ toffee notes. Medium bourbon notes in both flavor and aroma. Balanced flavor. Well done
jkwood04 (4771) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle in a snifter. Pours brown with a lacy, light tan head. Aroma of bourbon, some caramel and toasted malts, and some floral hops. Mainly tastes like bourbon, which is great. Smooth texture. A good beer, but that’s mainly because it tastes like bourbon.
Braudog (6014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours shiny red, quite clear yet producing a gigantic head. The initial whiff is daunting -- rife with whiskey and oak. This drinks with the expected burn. It drinks with an almost vanilla-laden creaminess that was a surprise twist. Delicious. (#4801, 10/13/2012)
czar (5699) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from tom10101, shared also with minderbinder. many thanks! pours clear light brown-reddish with a frothy light beige head, good retention and lacing. loads of bourbon and coconut, boozy, sugary caramel malts, cloying, brown sugar and maple syrup. average to soft carbonation, medium body, cloying but grassy finish.
Minderbinder (2595) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 9, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 22oz. Bottled 5/25/2012
Pours mahogany with low off-white head. Good lacing. Aroma is of malt, alcohol, bourbon, bread. Taste is of malt, alcohol (warming), sweetness (lots of sugar), alot of bourbon, caramel. Palate: I would say extreme body, for a "Doppelbock". Overall: Very good. A sipper.