TaktikMTL (6919) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 22 oz partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Odeur de raisins avec une pointe de petits fruits et d’épices. Apparence: La couleur est brune. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de raisins et de caramel avec une pointe d’épices. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement crayeuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’houblons en arrière goût. (Rating #3445)
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle:   Lets just say that I won’t even go into how the one appears.   Going straight to the flavor.
If you were to take 51% Welches Grape Juice and mix it with say... a piss poor Dubbel... so many I cannot think
of one at the moment, well... you wouldnt be far off from what I have here.   Somewhat smells like grape juice,
necco wafers, and a really malty amber.   This seems so far off from other years... just can’t wrap my head around
it other than to say Alcoholic Grape Juice.   Ugh...
BBB63 (6510) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 16, 2012
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle served in Duvel snifter: Pours a reddish brown with a surprisingly short lived head and minimal lacing. The aroma has notes of grape juice, honey, brown sugar, crystal and toasted malts, and some antiseptic vapour. The taste has some fruitiness but seemed flat and almost stale. Versus most HeBrew big beers this one is rather mundane and utterly boring, not even the malt pop on this. Washed out flavor profile and chalky medicinal finish. Heck, this is not even boozy and hot like some of its stablemates and that would have even been welcomed to excite this flabby blahness. The tepid mouth feel just adds to the ... wait I dosed off there for a second, oh yeah this is a disappointing offering to say the least. Epic fail!
FROTHINGSLOSH (6372) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on draft at 3 Rivers 6 Pack Eatery this beer poured a dark orange-brown color with a large foamy beige head that lingered and produced great lacing. The aroma was sweet with notes of grape, cola, raisin, caramel and pine nuts. The flavor was tart and bitter with a fruity hop presence and notes of grape, raisin, caramel and nut. The finish was long, sweet and a bit hoppy Fairly full bodied. Very nice.
Strykzone (6223) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark with some red. almost stoutlike in appearance. Rich dark fruit in the aroma. The flavor is also defined by dark fruit. Grapes are evident, occasionally rich malts jump to the forefront. Very different, very rich. Not one for everyone.
Mora2000 (6136) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to jjfoodie for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours an amber color with a white head. The aroma is grapes with some toffee and sugar. The grapes are not that strong in the aroma but are present. The flavor is caramel and toffee malt with some sugar and a little bit of grapes. I really thought the grapes would be more prevalent but this is pretty much just a regular doppelbock with a little grape. Not that that is a bad thing, since I really like this style of beer. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
thirdeye11 (5957) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bomber thanks to JJFoodie) clear rich amber with no bubbles at all. Nose of grapes, sweet grain, lightly vinous and raisins. Taste of sweet grape, wheat, grain, rye, lightly spicy with an undercarbonated finish and grainy linger.
Suttree (5882) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 5, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Murky reddish brown, thin ring of foam. Smells like booze, bread, grape and sugar. Very heavy, almost unappealingly so. Definite grapes in the flavor, plus some brown sugar and bourbon. Lots of prune and raisin, too. I didn’t really care for it...
TheBeerGod (5872) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark copper pour with a short, frothy beige head. Aroma is sweet with strong fruit notes and lots of malt. Grape juice, sweet malt, caramel, and dark fruit round out the aroma. Taste is big grape juice, dark fruit, sweet malt, caramel and a bit of bitterness. Body is sort of thin, or thinner than I expected. Body is light-medium and I expected this to be a bit meatier, body-wise. Light carbonation. Finishes with more grape juice, light bitter hops, dark fruit notes, and sweet malt.
AirForceHops (5783) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz. bottle purchased @ Table and Vine, West Springfield, MA. Used a lager glass. Murky brown color (Like muddy river water) Off white head that died fast. No lace. Good carbonation level. Nose smells like Welch’s Grape juice. Tastes of grapes, malt, caramel, fig and nuts. Medium body. Oily texture becomes dry in the finish. A very odd blend. It has a Bock –like quality but… I’m not telling my friends to run out and buy a bottle of this.