BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - JAN 26, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I have to agree with Suttree, this is very reminscent of fruitcake in a pint glass. A lot of sweet bread notes, and a very spicy glaze. Rich mocha notes, but somewhere along the way this all balances out, only if you are in the mood for a richer beer, otherwise I could see where this would really put off someones palate. I found it to be enjoyable, but a bit too much alcohol in the finish.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Name: Dopple bock
dark brown, sweet carmel malt aroma with lots of chocolate, thick sweet malt flavor, cloying, earthy bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Suttree (5424) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 25, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Liquid fruitcake. That’s what this stuff is. In both the aroma and flavor it has that rich dense bready/cakey flavor that gives way to fruity, nutty flavors that meld with some cinnamon and nutmeg. Really enjoyable. On tap at the Brewpub.
NachlamSie (2918) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
draught. Jack of the Wood has increased the quality of its brews by a very large margin since NC "popped the cap". It was late when I had this brew and it gets insanely dark when they dim the lights, but from what I can see this beer appears to be a deep ruby and there is a whispy white head. There’s a malty grap aroma with a bit of wheat. This goes down sweet and bready, with a bit more grapes and subtle dark spices. The alcohol is there, but blends very well.