elihapa (1519) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - FEB 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber, shared with Garrett. Pours clear amber brown with a foamy, small head. Aroma of esters, and a bit of bubble gum candy. Flavor flavor has toastiness, dark fruit, malt, wood, and bread. Finishes slightly ash-bitter, with some alcohol bite.
thejon375 (410) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2009
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent beer with roasted pineapple and mango flavors. Rich amber color and nice dark tan head. Good beer to start the evening.
Palidor19 (2847) - Brandon, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
has got a nice flavor of pineapple and some mild tropical fruit. taste is strong but has some other flavors with light malts with many fruity flavors. not too bad on the hop front with some flowery hop after taste. recommended.
nick76 (4126) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is a touch like hemp, caramel malt, citrus, pine and tropical fruit. The appearance is rich amber with a large head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall a nice beer.
Headbanger (2739) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle 2/9/08 (Binnyís Naperville)-Pours a ruby red/amber body with a nice big off white head. Aroma of caraml, roasted malt, sweetness, fruits, brown sugar, and a little hops. Taste of malt, sweetness, hops, caramel, and a bit of alcohol. This full bodied brew is very well balanced and quite tasty. Not being a big fan of this style I am quite impressed with this and their other brews. Good job.
DYCSoccer17 (3157) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 9, 2009
1.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
22 ounce bottle purchased at the Davis food Co-Op. Aroma is a bit nutty and roasty with some metallic lager-like aromas. A bit of diacetyl is also there with a mild floral hoppiness. Nothing special. Transparent amber body with a medium off-yellow head that fades faster than it should. Fair legs and fair lacing. Start has a strange fruity flavor to it. Not really sure if this is esters or what. Becomes very roasted and burnt in the middle with a fuckload of tannins. Finishes astringently bitter with a lot of ethanol. Fusels late. This is an overpriced malt liquor.
hopscotch (8370) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft... Clear copper lager with a mid-sized, wispy, off-white head. Good, tight, small, creamy retention. Chocolaty and vinous nose - lots of caramel and tawny port. Full-bodied with prickly carbonation. Sweet, caramelly, vinous, port-like flavor. Lengthy, sweet finish that succumbs to mild bitterness and winds up grassy and dry.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Oldsmar Tap House. Pours crystal clear amber with gold edges and semi firm, semi bumpy tan head. The aroma is only moderate in strength with dark fruity esters and faint malts. The taste begins with a rush of malt, cherry, prune, perfectly ripe plums and brown sugar sweetness. Its all sweet and comes together nicely. The sweetness wanes a bit by midway as floral hop flavor and bitterness make an appearance. It gets just a bit rough into the finish as the hints of the alcohol murmur to the fore. But it is plenty restrained considering itís listed at 10% ABV. It ends less sweet than it started. It doesnít really approach the style shown here as a Doppelbock. So Iím rating it with no regard style.
sebletitje (5991) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ OTH.
Pours amber, beige color.
Aroma is syrupy / licorice with malts.
Taste malty, lots of syrupy/caramel tones, some fruits (grapefruit, possible dark sweet fruits, such as figs or apricot/orange giving a very sugary mouthfeel).
Boozy, reminded me more of strong ale with barley tones. than a doppelbock. As a matter of fact it sounded more like a stronger version of their Freaktoberfest. At soem point, you seem to get more of the alcohol than anything else.
thegreenrooster (2976) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 6, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is a dark brown with a foamy tan head. Aroma is heavy on the caramel with some candi sugar and molasses. Flavor is a nice roasted malt to start out but then comes the alcohol bomb. Why does this brewer insist on making every beer boozed out the wazoo? It has enough for a sample but there are better dopples out there.