jtclockwork (6259) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours muddy brown with tan head. Nose and taste of brown sugar, toffee, caramel, light hops, Belgian yeast and Christmas spices.
alexsdad06 (3862) - Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml corked and caged bottle purchased in Reno. Pours a deep copper brown color with a large fluffy ecru head. The aroma was earthy, roast, moderately sweet caramel, some woodiness, with hints of fruit and smoke. The flavor had much of the same earthiness, herbal notes, roasted malt, some dark fruits, and caramel. There were two things that bothered me and really had me questioning the age of the bottle and how it was stored. This had a metallic quality that didn’t belong as well as a higher than expected degree of tartness. These didn’t go with what was otherwise a pretty good beer.
drpimento (2042) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 15, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hm, the chermens had better keep an eye out and step up to recognise this serious threat to one of their classic brews reputation of quality. Poured with a very nice light tan thick foamy frothy head that lasts and lots of lace. Color is a very lovely clear dark cherry wood. Nose is malt fruit yeast and a bit roast. Flavor is like flavor and more of it. Body is excellent: soft round, but not too & with excellent carbonation. Finish is very good- not too sweet but plenty of flavor and character to keep this beer commanding my interest. Finish is of short to medium length. Outstanding beer and a session, no question.
thirdeye11 (5343) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle thanks to blutt59) opaque brown-orange with a ring of bubbles. Nose of brown sugar, caramel and vanilla, Taste of vanilla, caramel, light toastiness with a medium thick creamy body. Nice doppelbock!
bb (6480) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark mahogony beer with a tan head. Dried fruit and caramel malt aroma. Dried red fruit flavor with caramel/toffee and light earthiness. Medium bodied. Toffee and dried fruit lingers with light roast and light yeast.
blutt59 (5915) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, hazelnut brown pour with light tan foam ring, arroma of dark fruit, nutty caramel, flavor of raisin, roast malt, cream of wheat with brown sugar, medium finish
FROTHINGSLOSH (4294) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2007 edition from the Rare Beer Club. Sampled from a 750 ml corked brown bottle this beer poured a murky brown color with an enormous orange-khaki head that lingered. The aroma was a wonderfully complex mix of peach, banana, brown sugar, raisins, cherries and must. The flavor was tart and bitter with notes of brown sugar, peaches, cherries and must. The finish was medium length tart fruits and must. Medium body. Interesting.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a hazy amber body with a medium beige head. Aroma of raisins, plums, brown sugar, and subtle juniper and spices in the background. Flavor of plum, vinous, raisins, red currants, light roasted malt, dates, and brown sugar with a somewhat sticky finish.
ddemmingjr (638) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark, chocolately reddish brown pour and head.roasty, musty,earthy. As the beer breathes, nuances appear. This is a cloudy, brown beer, medium to heavy sourness, medium body, a bit slick in texture, fizzy carbonation, astringent finish. Overall, a beer that is very distinctive as it warms and breaths. Getting better by the minute
redlight (2299) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Caramel malts with hints of spice and grassy notes. Pours a dark amber with a thin white head that dissipates. Very rich caramel notes, hints of funk with hints of sour apple and mild citrus notes with spicy dry finish. Pretty good.