kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear dark brown, wispy dirty white head, bits of lace,
Aroma: dry dark caramel malt aroma with an earthyness,
Flavor: rich dark caramel malt flavor, light smokey earthyness, touch of sweetness,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
CaptainCougar (7093) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a transparent dark copper amber with a thin, spotty-lacing light tan head. Mild aroma of lightly sweet toasty caramel malts and a touch of German hops. Body starts lightly sweet and caramely malty with some doughy yeast and a thinner, mildly warming finish. Doesn’t quite have the fullness of a true doppelbock, but is pretty smooth and drinkable.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep amber color with an off white head. Aroma is malty, caramel, toffee, roast, and brown sugar. Flavor is malty, caramel, toffee, roast, and a sugary finish.
Goodgrief (1720) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - APR 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dec. 2007 - Dark brown pour with decent head and lacing. Strong aroma of chocolate malt balls...you know those "Whoppers" things that your grandma used to eat when you were a kid. The flavor was strong and rich...chocolate malt balls, some roasty smoke and some bitterness. Bordering on too sweet, but a nice wintertime beer. Like the Railbender, this is interesting. I must seek out more of these Erie beers...they’re anything but bland and boring.
iowaherkeye (2636) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAR 18, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, no date. Clear brownish red with a 1/2 finger quickly fading beige head. Sweet caramel, earthy hops, and alcohol are basically the aroma. Wait, there is a hint of chocolate. Flavor is caramel and raisins up front, a bit of chocolate again, alcohol (not detracting or hot in this case), and a semi-dry finish with bitterness peaking at a 2. Very low carbonation with a medium body. I like the style, so I think this got an extra point or two.
bigrond (1347) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Was told that this was a ’chocolate bock’. Gave it a try I thought it was flavorless. But as a double bock. I think it was better suited. I’ll have to try this one again.
nuplastikk (3274) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Deep brown-red color. Deep pungent malty sweetness. Slightly smoky and chocolaty and reminiscent of a Wee Heavy. This one is big and you know it’s got some alcohol in it. Sweet brown-sugar aroma. Pretty rugged stuff and hard to really categorize, but certainly worth trying.
EithCubes (4195) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2008
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Slightly musty, grainy aroma, some bockish malt hints but nothing too appealing. Ruby mahogany pour, translucent, but with no head and looks kinda syrupy. Lightly toasty taste, crisp with faint mocha and a touch of cocoa, a little stale for a bock (though this bottle is fresh), including the slightly astringent and certainly rubbery aftertaste. Tongue numbing owing to the slightly high abv, and a bit fusel-y. Medium-full, slightly syrupy body. No thanks.
argo0 (10338) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 7, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(12oz bottle) Small tan head that mostly diminishes, atop clear mahogany body. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate/caramel, orange. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some chocolate, orange, earthy, light alcohol. Watery medium body.
Beerman6686 (3120) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brwon with a thi white head. Smells of coffee and apples. Tastes of apples and malt. Not many hops to be seen here at all.