fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 12fl.oz. @ [ Tasting by Fin & Loz ].
Clear dark red brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is light heavy malty, bread, caramel, malty, moderate roasted. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, alcohol, caramel, dark malt, bread. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2005 (winter 05-06) Hazy mahogany with beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, cherry, some caramel, chocolate, nicely inviting. Taste is sweet, cherry, some chocolate, caramel, light alcohol. Smooth medium-full body. (8/4/6/4/14)
(Winter 04-05) Cola body with creamy beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, cherry, some sourness, raisin, caramel. Taste is sweer, raisin, cherry, chocolate, caramel, some alcohol. Creamy medium-full body. (7/4/8/4/16) ... (Winter 02-03) Dark brown with minimal tan head. Aroma is sweet caramel, malty, some fruitiness (plum). Taste is sweet, caramel, some smokeyness. Fairly light body despite genuine richness. (8/4/8/4/16)
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: February 05, 2010
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: dark ruby red
Aroma: dry dark caramel aroma, nice smokey peat
Flavor: rich malt flavor, dark caramel, touch of sweetness balanced by an earthyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
bhensonb (10693) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Again one from CaptainCougar - and again gratitude. Lot of it. I’d never get this stuff out West. Near opaque brown with ruby glimpses when held near light. Slight beige head. The aroma is like bakery buns. With dark fruit. Maybe like a prune pastry? Near full bodied with mild creamy carbonation. Malt? Oh yeah. It’s really malty. It has prune too. Not much hop. It finishes so undry. So why do I like it? The fruit and malt work together. It seems better balanced as time passes. It’s a lager I’d drink before many others. If I saw it in a store, I’d buy it. No higher praise.
rlgk (10047) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Draft House, Tower Bridge, London. Malty vinous aroma, toffee and figs. Malty toffee flavor, brown sugar, bready, vinous notes, figs, dades, some hops. Long nice malt finish with alcohol well hidden.
Lubiere (9734) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A clear brown doppelbock with a thin big bubbled brown head, dissipating quickly. Aroma of Coffee Crisp chocolate bar, cereals, indicating some forthcoming lightness of body. In mouth, a sweetish and cloying concoction, with burned caramel, german hops, rather light bodied. Boring and cloying.
BeerandBlues2 (9358) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours dark brown with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is caramel, cookie, and nutty malt, dates and figs with light earthy hops. Flavor is sweet malt dominant, light hops hops and bitterness, dark fruits and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
DocLock (7698) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Craft. Dark brown pour with off-tan head. Caramel malt and toffee aroma. Tastes caramel malty, with notes of toffee and brown sugar, pretty smooth.
Fin (7249) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Fin & Loz’s tasting with Jan, Charlotte, Craig, Stella & kids consumed Saturday 22.10.11 I picked this up at Jacks, Westholme Stores, Goring-on-Thames, Oxon, September 2011 Pours chestnut in colour, good clarity, head disappears swiftly. Really quite thick in the mouth, bit of hard toffee, too sweet but its quite nice. A6 A4 T7 P4 Ov13 3.4
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a barely transparent dark mahogany with deep ruby hues and a spotty-lacing light tan head. Aroma of rich sweet dark caramel malt with a touch of brown sugar and dark fruits. Body starts with lots of thick sweet, almost cloying, dark caramel malt and some plum complexity with a touch of bitterness before a mostly sugary sweet finish. It’s usually better to err on the side of adding too much malt than too little, but this is one of those cases where the beer is too sweet without enough other character for balance. Still, a nice attempt at the style and would probably be better if it fermented down a little more.