3fourths (7885) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A clean and malty Icelandic bock with a rich and sweet cara malt toffee / caramel character. Frothy carbonation, medium-full body, bready, a little doughy, soft and savory with a peppery finish. Clean and flavorful, though not a very exciting or expressive beer. Much better than the two American-made bocks tried against.
monk191 (806) - California, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2013 A very interesting doppelbock. Pours an orange with a light white head. Smells of banana and some caramel. Taste is thick, starts with some cinnamon toast, with a Caramelized sugar in the finish the coats your tongue and lasts for a while. Pretty nice! Paired with Rocket Salad and Croquettes, the sweetness of the salad smooths out the beer. Had in the bottle for New Years 2014.---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Jrwhitney6 (280) - - NOV 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2013 Beer of month club selection. Pours amber color without much of a head. Nose was pure malt...nothing special. However, the taste was very sweet - caramel, some nuttiness, and a touch of malt. Not usually a fan of this style, but I thought this was pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BeerFunGuy (614) - California, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light gold in color with the aroma of fresh baked banana bread. It has a subtle taste on cinnamon toast when it hits your tongue an develops into a caramelized sugar flavor.
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marcus (6359) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours dark copper with a thick beige head and a toffee aroma. There is a full-bodied fruit and chocolate flavor with a bitter finish.
allmyvinyl (2922) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Appellation Wines - Cheers Ash! Essentially a malt-bomb. Pale for the style, clear copper pour. Aromas are just toffee malt, sweet on the taste, sweet on the finish, a bit sticky. OK.
DavidWoodruff (390) - Windsor, California, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown with a tan head. Great malty aroma. Big malt flavors with just a bit of dark fruit. Seems boozy for only being 6.7%. This is very well crafted, although should perhaps be marketed as a standard bock.
Blairgus (2563) - California, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
13 oct 2013, bottle. Light brown, clear, some bubbles. Nose is bready yeast and faint nail polish and cherries. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Bready malt, sweet, some alcohol. This is a really good doppelbock.
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bhensonb (10803) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bine & Vine. Pours clear copper with a slight beige/tan head. Aroma of light stone fruits and caramel. Med body. Flavor is roasty malt with some light fruit. It has a hop profile reminiscent of Morland’s Tanner’s Jack. Tho the malt is way roastier. Cute label. Nice flavor.
mR_fr0g (2514) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Home from utobeer borough market. Aroma is prunes and sweet cara malt and feet. Dark amber copper colour with a shortish dense cream head. Flavour is sweet nutty caramel with plenty of fruity esters. A touch cloying. Touch of roast in the finish. Semi dry finish. Some warming alcohol presence. First Icelandic tick!