Drake (7850) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
C&C 750 mL bottle shared by maniac at the Baltimore Late Late Summer Gathering, 9/14/13. Pours a clear dark red color with an attempt of a head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, toasted malts, vanilla, raisin, mild spice. The taste is bitter herbal hops, toffee, caramel, raisin, vanilla. Medium-full bodied, slight booze, nearly no carbonation. Has held up incredibly well despite its age.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of Drake, thanks very much! Slightly hazy amber brown color, tiny white edge head. Aroma of toffee, butterscotch, caramel candy. Taste is peppery caramel with a toasty burnt edge. Inching closer to a barleywine, but this one has survived pretty well.
superspak (2130) - Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass; bottled in 2007. No pop upon opening as expected. Pours very hazy deep ruby red color with no head and a thin ring of lace. Minimal lace clings on the glass, with some slight streaming carbonation. Aromas of apple, raisin, pear, caramel, toast, toffee, pepper, cardboard, and earthiness. Very poor aromas here, not really much going on with very weak strength; and moderate oxidation. Taste of apple, raisin, pear, caramel, toast, toffee, light pepper, slight cardboard, and earthiness. Lingering notes of apple, raisin, pear, caramel, toast, toffee, light pepper, and earthiness on the finish for a bit. Taste is very lackluster as well; decent balance but feels very weak in robustness for a doppelbock; with slight oxidation as well. Zero carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very slick and syrupy mouthfeel that is poor. Alcohol is well hidden with a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very poor doppelbock. Very poor flavor robustness and balance; and pretty much undrinkable. I am sure age was a factor with this one. Even though I knew it was pretty old when I purchased it, I was pretty much setting myself up for disappointment with this. Drain pour.
Bricktop86 (505) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Doesn’t taste much like a dopplebock but this is still a solid beer with the definitive flying dog style
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 8, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. From my cellar. What a great beer! Nice dark gold pour with a huge head. Roasty goodness. coffee, caramel. Full of flavor!
CanIHave4Beers (2880) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a really pretty deep red with almost no head. The aroma is vanilla and cherry, lightly boozy, and fruity... maybe some brandy. The flavor is boozy and apple-y there is some nice cherry and vanilla tones in there as well. I had no clue this was barrel aged but the beer makes more sense now that I know that it is.
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from 750ml corked and caged bottle into a pint glass. Aroma is like red wine, and bread. Pours aTaste brings sweet notes of caramel, bread, chocolate, roasty malt. Beer is clear amber, with a frothy head that dissipates. Overall, this is an OK beer, but is not worth the price IMO.
dcschiller (2200) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(750ml bottle). Pours dark ruby red with off-white head. Aroma of caramel. Taste is sweet with some sour/bitter. Medium bodied with bitter finish. Ok and not worth the price.
gunnfryd (9726) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBNAG-2009. Red amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is dry, sweet, cellar, malt, hop. flavour is dry, sweet, malt, rosted, hop, cellar,citrus, caramel. Full body. Nice beer.
yngwie (12562) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 75cl corked, at RBNAG -09. A clear, copper-colored beer with a dense, off-white head. Cellar, malty sweetness, some hops and a sugary feeling in the aroma. Peppery hops blends nicely with caramel sweetness in the flavor. Nice but lacking some complexity to be really nice. Dry and full-bodied mouthfeel, finishing with a pleasant peppery hoppyness. A nice beer indeed, especially like the hops, but it lacks something to get a higher score. 091107