JDBaker11058 (1411) - Maryland, USA - SEP 6, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: rich, dark ruby red with mahogany and purplish highlights; short, creamy khaki head that lasts, leaving lace rings--gorgeous beer. Aroma: brown sugar, molasses, toasted pumpernickel, leather, chocolate. Taste: light toffee and brown sugar, then a slow wave of molasses and dark fruit, then a wash of tobacco, leather, slightly burnt toast, and chocolate. Finish: low and slow, with a hint of smoky sweetness . Notes: My favorite style of beer from my favorite brewery. What could go wrong? Virtually nothing. This was an astoundingly excellent beer that started great and got even better as it warmed and the flavors came together in a perfect balance of sweetness, earth, mellow hops, and smoke. Near perfect. The only better doppelbock is the Ayinger Celebrator.
Bov (9960) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
courtesy of Antonio Rey - cloudy dark brown beer with a persistent beige foam; malty and toffeish aroma with notes of figs and cookies; sweet and full-bodied, velvety palate, chocolatey, malty and caramelish aftertaste
YogiBeera (2516) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Burnt sienna with a tiny of red. Fast diminishing head, very malty and intense toffee nose. Plums, intense roasted coffee beans in taste. Thin but long lingering...Wolfgang :)
pivo (2610) - GERMANY - JAN 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice color--luscious brown. But no head. Huge caramel malt body. Sweet as all hell. Unbitter. Full body. Smooth. Nice alcohol to support the heaviness.
slowrunner77 (6281) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"Super nice malty aroma and flavor. Breadline, yes, but it is also distinctly Great Divide. They have a common theme with their malty stuff that I absolutely love, though strict traditionalists may cringe. If you like Hibernation, you’d like this."
Fatehunter (1414) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a finger of head on a cloudy brown colored body.
The aroma is dry hay, caramel and grain.
The taste starts off with a mild lemon bitter and quickly moves to caramel and malty sweetness that carries through to the end. The finish is long and sweet.
The texture is sticky with moderate carbonation.
A solid drink.
hotstuff (4353) - Indiana, USA - AUG 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated on 7-10-2012 (Draft at Dash-In - Fort Wayne, IN) This beer has a small creamy smooth beige head with a short retention, transparent reddish brown body, no lacing observed, and a fair amount of lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, roasty and rich. The flavor is caramel malt, roasty, toffee, and has a semi-dry finish. The mouthfeel is smooth and this beer is medium bodied. This beer is very quaffable and has a lingering roasty aftertaste that is not offensive. This beer is worth trying. More please!
keepersj12 (2814) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Usually not a big fan of the style, this was pretty good. Malt forward with caramel and bread. The flavor was caramel and bread too with a nice balance. Very easy going down.
Andresvendsen (199) - - AUG 5, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Kanske inte deras bästa öl men den funkar den med. Riktigt snygg flaska iallafall
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
gunnfryd (11581) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Red brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is hop, malt, caramel, alcohol. Flavour is hop, malt, fruit, alcohol, caramel. Full body. Nice beer.
tnkw01 (1247) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Really great beer. Dark amber in color with a nice head. Aroma is fruit bread and roasted grains. Taste is a wonderful complex flavor with a sweet fruit cake up front and a suprising hoppy finish.