Bricks (656) - Delaware, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber with a OK slightly off white head. Aroma of candied malt and tastes exactly like it smells. Very sweet. Very smooth. Borderline too sweet, but good.
Thisis12ptfont (887) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of malt funk, odd caramel, cinnamon, carbonated dark malts, and sugary oats. Very dark auburn in color with fair carbonation. Taste is strongly carbonated cinnamon, maple sugar, sugared caramel, brown sugar and maple flavored malts. Overall, not bad. funky flavors with brown malts, cinnamon and sugar.
snoworsummer (2631) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Gordon Biersch Harbor East. Pours dark but brown with a fizzy bubbly beige head. Tastes like very roasted malt, chocolate, toffee, and a hint of dark fruits. Medium body and low/medium carbonation. Smells like roasted malt, nutty, toffee, and burnt toast.
brokensail (11854) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Gordon Biersch San Jose. Dark amber pour with a small khaki head. A lot of grape, raisin, and caramel. Slight chocolate and prune. Good orange zest and some raisin. Pretty decent, but just kind of sweet. There’s a lot of sugar to this...brown sugar, caramel, and a ton of dark fruits. Some chocolate and a hint of citrus. A bit of booze and tartness on the finish. Kind of grassy in the finish.
davidm (1977) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 24, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
very nice beer. Spicy, with good balance, and long length. The best I tried from GB.
JaBier (5066) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mug at Gordon Biersch Arena District after the Blue Jackets game on 12/18/14. Dark red to brown in color with a thick tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel sweetness, toffee and light roast. Malty flavor with sweet caramel before a slightly roasty finish. Good stuff. Could use a bit more roast for my taste, but pretty good.
RobertDale (3786) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Strong Ale Festival 2014. Comes reddish brown with an average beige head. Aroma of malt, fruit, and caramel. Taste is malt, dark fruit, and caramel. On the sweet side. Nice.
slowrunner77 (6165) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
possibly the best GB i’ve had...still not great, but it was fairly cheap, drinkable...had a pleasant malty flavor and was actually quite smooth (if a little thin)."
Darkmagus82 (1860) - - OCT 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 12-25-13-
Served on tap in a dimple mug
Appearance- The beer is served a deep mahogany color with a one finger of tan colored head. The head has a great level of retention, very slowly fading to leave a lighter level of lace on the sides of the glass
Smell – The aroma of the brew is heaviest of a nice caramel and toffee smell infused with aromas of toasted malt and some bready smells.
Taste – The taste begins with a roasted malt taste along with some flavors of caramel and toffee. The caramel becomes more buttery in nature as the flavor advances further taking on a more toffee like nature. Along with the toffee so to comes some flavors of darker fruits. The fruits are mainly of raisin and fig, but have a little bit of an apple flavor mixed within. Toward the end the roasted flavors of the brew increase along with a very light spice flavor coming to the tongue, in the end leaving a nice blend of roasted and sweet malt y flavors to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. The thicker and creamier body are fantastic for the malty, roasted and sweeter flavors of the brew, allowing all the nice malty and sweet flavors to soak into the tongue.
Overall – A very enjoyable doppelbock with tons and nice smooth flavors but yet maintaining a nice easy drinking feel.
Travlr (13732) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft in VA Beach. Hazy brown color, massive tan head with good retention. Aroma of burnt caramel on toast. Taste is similar. Very sweet.
moderrnlifeiswar (69) - Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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