tgncc (3085) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 5, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Shoreline Beverage, Huntington, NY. Nice aroma, mainly malt, some fruit and plums, tiny bit of alcohol. Nice copper color typical to the style. Nice thick mouthfeel. Taste of caramel malts, and a candy sweetness. Leaves a slight malty sweetness on the palate. the alcohol within is relatively well hidden. Nice dopplebock, not outstanding for this category, though. Obviously, I liked it better than many of my esteemed ratebeerians, however. BTW, where is the whiskey in this?
badgerben (4809) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not sure who brought this to the after party of the tasting, but I believe it was one of our local distributors. Thanks! Copper color with a thin head. Sweet grain and caramelly aroma. Very light flavor that primarily reminded me of a grain silo or feed mill store. Not bad by any stretch, but seemed more like a darkened version of a pale lager, not a doppelbock. I’ve had Stranahan’s whiskey, too, and I did not pick up any whiskey or oak notes.
SDalkoholic (2318) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAY 26, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Holiday Wine Cellar. Created a mild aroma of toasted malt and a background of nuts. Appearance is a honey or tea color with a small formation of head on top. The flavor is what you could expect from an imported German doppelbock style and drinks smoothly with notes of toffee and caramel malt.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - MAY 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber with a light white hea.
Musty seet fruity aroma and flavor.
Dry, light alcohol finish.
tomthompson89 (1973) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark copper color, decent foam. Nose is kinda sweet dark malts, some alcohol. flavor is a little off putting, large amount of malt flavors as expected, some fruit, a little to much alcohol kinda tart. just doesn’t feel like this ever completly came together
joohefner (380) - Isla Vista, California, USA - APR 29, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
burgundy with a medium fluffy head. deep malt flavors and aromas with a light wood spiciness. sweet clean finish. a little bland, could use a little more depth to the flavor
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from holiday. Copper red with a fizzy white head. Caramel aroma and taste with wheat bread and toffee notes very little noticeable whiskey on the back end and some alcoholic warmth. I was wanting more whiskey, vanilla, and oak taste, but it wasn’t there.
Sammy (10783) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Jason for sharing. I didn’t know at the time of the whiskey cask and it probably contributed to the unusual aroma. Spicey malty flavour. Its malty brown, and significantly hoppy. Light brown colour, with malty foam, soapy bubbles, lacing noticed. Finishes on the malty side.
Ernest (7211) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium to dark amber.
Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, cookie), lightly to moderately hoppy (resin), with a note of alcohol.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly husky, unclean.
Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively/fizzy carbonation, moderately alcoholic, slightly metallic.
Very simple (and Americanized) aroma, and unfortunately pretty unclean and metallic in the finish. Unpleasant. Can’t recommend it.
Bockyhorsey (2626) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big Bottle. Aroma was well musty something or another. Just didn’t get much of anything on the nose from this one. Amber body with off white head. Flavor of spice and a sugar sweetener that wasn’t overbarring. Flavor of a thin cough syrup. Apple sipcey aftertaste on palate this is one of the stangest brews I’ve had so far odd.