KimJohansen (10341) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy brown with medium beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt and caramel notes. Sweet flavour with roasted malt, caramel, chocolate and a mild hoppy bite towards the end.
JMFG (1585) - Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
@ Vero Tasting. Slightly cloudy chestnut with a thin light tan head. Slight peppery aroma, some apricot, grains in the back. Wet grain taste, caramel, mild sour twinge on the finish. Decent.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy reddish-brown. Chocolate, nuts, toast and some brown sugar on the nose. Smooth, molassesy palate. Light orange and lime. Complex, interesting brew.
Beershine (5179) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Vero. Cloudy, mahogany brown. Sweet aroma like chickoo or mamey. Smooth, soft carbonation. Clean, smooth, woody. Interesting flavors. Lots of dark tropical fruits and roasting wood. Well-structured, firm, no-nonsense Dutch solidity.
smith4498 (2794) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of hopscotch. Pours caramel brown with tan gead. Sweet caramel aroma and flavor. There are also flavors of dark fruits. Medium body with average carbonation.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy hopscotch. The body is a cloudy caramel brown color. A small, frothy, cream colored head settles slowly, leaving spotty lacing behind on the glass. Aromas include caramel, dark fruits, dark spices, and some lactic cream. Flavors show dry, woody caramel, cola, molasses, dark fruits, and vanilla. There’s also a creamy element, which turns out to be a bit of a saving grace, keeping this from being a run of the mill brew. The palate is medium bodied and overly carbonated, feeling too fizzy in the mouth. Decent at best, and not a very god interpretation of Doppelbock, in my opinion.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy Hopscotch. Pours a dark caramel brown, with a small light tan head. Smells of sweet dark fruits, caramel malt, and not a whole lot else. The flavor is pretty mild actually, mostly more of that malt and fruit flavor combined. Maybe got a touch of some hop bitterness in the finish, and a bit of wood, but thats about it. Nothing overly complex here, but certainly drinkable.
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle courtesy of hopscotch: pours a good dark amber with a slight tan head. aroma is slightly dirty earth decent malt, some chocolate like araoma too, slight sweetness excist. flavours is also a bit dirty good earth and slight roast malt is sweet. finishes is goo slight dry adn more earthyness
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly hazy amber brown color with a tan head. Aroma is caramel, green apple, some smoke, roast, and a nice earthyness. Flavor is malty, apple, roast, smoke, toast, caramel, and a smooth earthy finish.
DocLock (7225) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 from State Line. Pours turbid deep brown, looking worse than a smacked ass. The aroma was malty, nutty, with brown sugary and roasted pumpernickel bread notes. The flavor was caramelly, malty, with a dark bready note and some brown sugary, figgy, hoppy, mild spice, and raisin notes. Not sweet, and not hefty of palate, this one didn’t really knock my socks off.