nearbeer (3584) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml. Clear ruby-chestnut with a lasting ring of cream. Aroma is cherry, toffee, brandy and a hint of dried grass. Flavor is the same mix with some woody hops and a medicinal note as well. Medium heavy body is smoothly carbonated and sweet, but well dried and warmed by the alcohol. Decent, but a bit too boozy for my tastes.
swanmann (584) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 8, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the bottle, it pours nice mahogany brown with some moderate, ashen tan foam, dissipating sort of quickly. Full caramel aroma with a little booze and notes of floral hops. It’s a little syrupy, nicely sweet, with some toasty bread crust bitterness, some warm and spice. It’s a delicious brew. AND SHOUT TO DONNY V! I can’t believe it!
superspak (2411) - Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2013 22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours crystal clear reddish copper color with a nice 2 finger dense light khaki head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of caramel, raisin, prune, molasses, toast, nuttiness, biscuit, toffee, earth, herbal, and slight esters. Nice aromas with good strength, balance, and complexity. Taste of caramel, molasses, raisin, prune, toast, nuttiness, biscuit, earth, herbal spiciness, and some yeast esters. Lingering notes of caramel, molasses, raisin, toast, nuttiness, bread, toffee, herbal, and light esters on the finish for a good bit of time. Good balance and robustness of flavors; a bit too estery at times; some mild cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a creamy and slick mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is decently well hidden with only a moderate warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a solid imperial doppelbock. Some nice flavor robustness and balance; and fairly smooth to sip on. A bit estery at times, but still quite enjoyable; though definitely a slow sipper. This improved a lot as it warmed up to room temperature.
wxman (1387) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear amber with a full light tan head. Aroma is wet grain with a slight grassy perfuminess from the hops. Taste is a mouthcoating, quite sweet (not cloying) toasted maltiness with a buttery alcohol aftertaste that seems pretty well balanced. Not especially hoppy, but a pleasant bitterness in the taste is present. Pretty fine, but certainly not my favorite doppel.
M_Jager (106) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
amber pour with little to no head. Alcohol was dominant and a lot of sweetness. Preferred the sword swallower
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle via trade with smith4498 - Pours a clear deep copper color with a one and a half finger thick light tan head. Aroma is toasted malt. Flavor is toasted malt and esters. The esters linger in the finish. Medium body. A nice beer. Definitely like the BA version better. Thanks Jason.
crossovert (6927) - Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2012
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
An absolute mess of a doppelbock. Sweetness to all fuck. One of the most diabetes-ridden beers I have had, WOOOOW.
Reimer96 (1159) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 15, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear amber color with a white head. Head dissipates quickly andeaves very little lace. Smells of faint malt and booze. Tastes of booze right away then the sweetness of malts hits then finishes with booze. Am disappointed as I expected more from this beer.
BeerandBlues2 (9356) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is dates, figs, and plums with cookie and toast malt, and light spicy hops. Flavor is sweet malt, dates and plums, light hops and bitterness with a cloying sweet finish. Medium-full body and medium carbonation.
Rrauth (1115) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Light amber color with an interesting aftertaste. Not a big fan of it but it would be drinkable as beer number two.
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