Landmonger (136) - USA - APR 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with a nice crimson brown color, thin fhead with minor lacing, aroma is of malt, with medium carbonation, taste of coffee, roasty, mix of bitter and sweetness with easily noticeable warth of the alcohol going down
beastiefan2k (2198) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
200th rater. 12oz bottled on 9/27/11 consumed today. Pours with a medium sized head. Color is dark brown, too dark to see through. Aroma is slightly sweet and non-sugary caramel. The munich malt is nicely present and accented by some residual sugars but definitely not too much. Earthy, dry yet sweet. Flavor has a great clean lager with munich-caramel sweetness yet low on residual sugars. Finishes nicely dry and a hint of German hops. Leaves a long dry slightly bitter aftertaste. Just a very well made doppelbock, shockingly well made.
kopher (592) - New York, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice nutty aroma lots of caramel and biscuit and sweet malt. Deepdark fruit also. Pours a clear dark amber with off white head. Flavor is sweet in front but balanced by nice clean bitterness. Flavors again of nuts and toast and stuff. Maybe a tad sweet with a medium body and still fairly crisp.
Sledutah (3650) - Utah, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at GB’s Oakland airport location
Appearance: Dark brown with a small beige head and good lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts and toffee
Taste: Toasted malts, toffee, sweet and a mild bitter finish
Nice and smooth
drostj (92) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 31, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2012 Bottle, 8/10/11. Dark clear amber with a nice earthy aroma. Rich malt flavor with just a hint of sweetness, and a full, creamy feel in the mouth. Smooth finish with a mild malty aftertaste. I’ll drink more of these this winter.
thetmaxx (712) - West Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 30, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a wide mouth glass. Aroma was great, chocolatey, and roasty. Flavor was similar. This was what a winter bock should taste like, enjoyable. Palate was full bodied, and finished long and slightly dry, slightly oily.
Ron (2199) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub in Buffalo. Poured dark with a nice khaki head,The aroma was toasty, caramel and chocolate.The mouthfeel on this was warming and creamy. Flavors of caramel, nuts, chocolate and malts with hints of sweetness.This was a very good brew with a nice warm finish
TheBeerGod (4910) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark ruby, eye-pleasing pour with a tall, foamy tan head. Aroma is malty with caramel, grains, dark fruit notes and dark bread. Taste is toasted dark bread, caramel, sweet malt, dark fruit, soft spice and grains. Body is medium with a pleasant chewiness and a mild, bubbly carbonation. Finishes with more caramel, toffee notes, sweet malt, grains and fruit.
freekyp (1452) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2011
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A perfect classic interpretation of the German original. Pours chestnut brown with a frothy beige head. Aroma is thick with dark malts. A hint of cocoa brings earthiness to the forefront. Thick and syrupy on the palate. Alcohol warming is present, but no fusel or hotness is detectable. While hops are not detectable in the aroma, there is a moderately bitter character in the finish that just barely pulls it from an overwhelmingly sweet precipice.
gsmitty80 (1693) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 14, 2011
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice bock beer for the winter, one of the better beers they make. Good amount of alcohol and a smooth but heavier feel. Nice head on the mug and quality lacing, not bad.