Reid (1900) - Salem, Oregon, USA - OCT 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear,dark amber/brown in clour, small tan head..goes away fast but leaves copious lace.
Taste is the same as the aroma but quite sweet, but not cloying, a little bitterness near the end.
Mouthfeel is very nice ,luxurious, doesnt get at all watery.
I liked this ..im not a great fan of Dopplebocks, but this was good ( one bottle at a time only).
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle - pours a clear golden brown with thick off-white head; nutty, musky aromas with lots of sweetness and brown sugar; drinks creamy with considerable body and flavor; rich and malty with touch of smoke; very nice and a beer i could drink a lot of
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Darker amber in color with a smooth tan head. Toasty malts up front, fruity caramel flavors, faint chocolate. Hops are enough to balance, a bit earthy, but stays sweeter into the finish.
jake65 (2616) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - OCT 1, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Pours an amber brown color with a modest sandy head. Faint aroma of malty sweetness with just a touch of hops. Tastes sweet with some raisons, malts, toffee, and some dry florals in the trailer. A fun session brew, but a bit uninspiring. I was hoping more a more flavorful offering.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - SEP 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby with a nice white head. Aroma is malty with light toffee, dried fruit. Taste is a nice light toffee, light malt, faint chocolate. Mild but solid.
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is promising of dark and toasted malts, caramel, and some dark fruit as well. Pours an light auburn color with a small head. Flavors of toasted malt, chocolate, and some dark fruit, but something was off and chemically to me. Perhaps a bit to sulphuric or something, and that put me off. No one else felt that something was odd here but me, so I guess it was probably my palate that day. Also, I found it a little too warming for 8%.
19Ei8hty (1171) - Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I am perpetually underwhelmed by just about every Full Sail offering as was prepared to be for this one, given its one of my favorite styles, but they put together a winner of a drink. Big toasted malt backbone with lots of peppery spice notes and small molasses hints. Smooth creamy mouthfeel and a nice spiced hop finish. Really welll constructed drink and the bottle art was wonderful.
boFNjackson (4134) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured deep amber with an off-white head. Aroma was spicy with some alcohol and malt. Big mouthfull that’s a little dry and foamy. Sweet caramel and smooth malt. Hops came in during the finish. Big flavors and drank easily.
bradlyc77 (226) - Sebastopol, California, USA - SEP 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lighter body than expected given appearance/style. Dark caramel color and malty caramel flavor.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A rather tasty brew. Pouring tall with a mahogany color and a lingering lace. Smoked malt on the nose smelling like baked graham crackers and coffee. Full nectar with superb carbonation. Malt forward with a roasted graham cracker essence that steals the show while the coffee waitress pours more. The finish lingers long and tasty. A generous brew.