kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2009
Date: July 04, 2009
Appearance: clear dark amber, fine beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet dark caramel aroma, lots of earthyness, touch of smokeyness
Flavor: sweet dark caramel flavor, well balanced with a big earthyness, a bit of candy sweetness manages to emerge, light bitter finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - JUL 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz. bomber served in a pilsner glass. Poured a dark copper with a finger of light tan head. Malty aroma, caramel comes out as it warms. Also a fair amount of American hops in the nose. Medium to full bodied. There is plenty of malt here, but you donít get the malt complexity of a good German dopplebock. Some sweetness. Hop bitterness makes it a very American take on the style.
Donít go into this beer expecting German Dopplebock, or you will be disappointed. Just enjoy it as a good beer. It has more in common with an old ale to me.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Noogfest High 5. Sample from a bottle thanks to tronraner. Clear red-copper, thin whitish head. Aroma is malty, caramel, fruity, toffee. Taste is brown sugar, fruit, caramel.
heemer77 (5061) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Noogfest High 5. The body was medium copper with a white head. Smells of bread dough and pears. The taste was sweet with pears and cinnamon. Some meat notes. A coppery metallic finish. Good.
Shag (2501) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUN 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This poured a very dark amber to brown color. The aroma contains some raisins, caramel, and chocolate. The flavor contains some alcohol notes, toffee, caramel, and dark fruit. Overall this was a nice beer.
Kevin (2008) - Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
from the depths of the backlog:
dark maroon body with a thin grey head.sweet inviting nose. sweet malty flavor.bubble gum, cotton candy, honey, plums, a metallic finish. light leafy hop note. a grape now&later flavor all over the place with a touch of toffee.
3 6 5 1 10
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a 22oz Bottle. Mostly transparent, dark amber colored body with some ruddy hues and a thick layer of creamy beige head. Aromas of prune flesh and tobacco abound in the nose, rich and malty, but in a caramelized crystal malt kind of way, lacking in any munich-laden melanoidins. Clean, yeast-wise, with no noticeable hop aroma. Moderate alcohol warmth. Medium-full bodied, creamy mouthfeel with a chewy malt texture. Clean, malty flavors, with notes of prune, fig, and leather. Only a faint touch of hop bitterness helps to dry up the finish. Well executed, but lacks that distinctive munich-driven melanoidin character I expect and really want from my doppelbocks. I donít say this to imply they didnít use munich malt in the beer, but simply to state Iíd like to see more of that distinctive, grapey, raisiny melanoidin punch.
Doon (109) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Let me start by saying that I am not a lager person...bockís are only marginally better in my opinion....Pours a translucent copper color with very little head that dissipated quickly. Very crisp lager flavor with a slight bit of a malty flavor. Not my favorite, but not bad either.
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from 22-oz bottle during Dark Lord Day í09 at table 3. Pours a clear reddish dark amber brew with a thin beige head that slowly dissipates to a fine film and off-white ring. Aroma of sweetened caramel malt, a touch of brown sugar, dark pitted fruits and some raisin. Taste is full bodied, very light carbonated with a smooth flavor of dark pitted fruits, raisin, some caramel malt and brown sugar. Finish is semi-sweet, the a malty aftertaste that slowly disappears.
savnac (2364) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAY 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Roast malt aroma dominates with the slightest German hop bitterness. Clear mahogany with a small tan head. Rich sweet flavor with a mellow bitterness. Medium bodied with average carbonation and a soft creamy mouth feel. Good beer, the only problem is that for less money you can get wonderful German brewed Doppelbockís.