KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. The pour was a clear medium brown with a reddish hue and an average (1-2 finger) light tan frothy head that slowly receded, down to a puddled film with a medium collar and had good sticky lacing.
The aroma was of sweet bread malts and a doughy yeast with notes of toffee, dark fruit (raisons) and a healthy nutty scent.
The taste was extremely malty with a bold toffee sweetness along with a hint of dark fruit from the get go, progressing slightly with a mild bitterness and a smooth bitter nutty ending. The flavor was average in duration with the nutty bitter taste left behind to linger on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was between light and medium in body with a dry, oily texture and a carbonation that was a little more than mild in intensity.
Overall this was a malty sweet brew with a bold taste of toffee and a nice nutty ending...
wxman (1535) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Global Brew. Pours a clear amber with a thin off white head. Mild malt aroma. Sweet caramel malt taste, buttery, mild hop bitterness in the finish.
ajnepple (3087) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery. Deep amber to red appearance with a beige head and light lacing. Malty and pretty clean with notes of toffee, nutty malts, toasted grains and light caramel. Light to mild sweetness with a medium body and a smooth finish. Solid. Only my 4th dunkler bock rating.
superspak (3221) - Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy deep reddish copper color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toffee, toast, biscuit, brown sugar, nuttiness, raisin, plum, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Nice aromas with good complexity and solid balance of dark/bready malt, earthy hops, and fruity ester notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, brown sugar, nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, raisin, plum, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Slight earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toffee, toast, biscuit, brown sugar, nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, light dark fruit, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Nice complexity and robustness of dark/bready malt, earthy hops, and fruity ester flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and fairly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a solid maibock style. Good complexity and balance of dark/bready malt, earthy hops, and fruity ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. Definitely showed some signs of age, but it held up well enough and was enjoyable.
onceblind (5217) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear beautiful amber under a tight foamy light beige head. Sweet nutty and doughy aroma with a slight tree fruit tone about. Earthy biscuity flavor with a lagered cereal grain flavor and a slightly grassy finish.
rollinsr (415) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - JUN 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brown with a nice amber glow and very little head. Aroma is sweet with heavy hints of dark fruit and caramel malt. Taste is very smooth again with heavy emphasis on the dark fruit character. the sweet malts are also their with caramel nutty toffee flavor.
Niko100 (2185) - Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber/cider color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt/biscuit, caramel, & fruit; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, caramel/toffee, dark fruit, and some spice; Fairly well balanced; Decent.
Concealer (909) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber. Clear reddish amber with a frothy beige head that lasts on the sides. Aromas of caramel, dark fruit, toffee and toasted malt. Flavor is sweet caramel, toffee, and dark fruit with some toasted malt on the end. Medium bodied. Lingering fruit flavors.
Doofgoblin (415) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
I like this. It’s not the best every but certainly good. There are a lot of solid things going on here: aroma has a rich malt and toffee character, the taste is toffee sweet and balanced, and the finish is good too. I’m usually not a big fan of Fort Collins Brewery stuff but this one is pretty good.
Iphonephan (4046) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Lost Dog in Mclean VA. Pours a clear deep amber with an ecru head. Malty nose. Subdued flavors of our spices and toffee. Bitter finish.
alexsdad06 (6718) - Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99 (6/2011, notes). Pours a hazy amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma is fruity and floral with quite a bit of caramel candy like sweetness. The flavor opens fruity, lightly floral with sweet caramel. The finish is almost non existent. Mild bitterness to the finish. This is a tick.