TaktikMTL (6304) - 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 (6300) - 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...
PorterPounder (5970) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Atlanta, Ga. - Hop City Craft Beer and Wine - 22 oz bomber. Medium purple colored pour, slight, off-white head. Fruity aroma, accented by dates, raisins and grapes. Flavor definitely has a heavy grape juice presence. Reminds me somewhat of communion wine with its heavy grape sweetness. Hints of brown baked bread and some dates break up the sugary grape sweetness. Overall, decent.
Mora2000 (5893) - 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 (5730) - 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.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 27, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Urge. Dark hazy reddish orange amber with a creamy tan head. Caramel grape and white wine aroma with light cola notes. Tastes of grain caramel more red wine flavors than the nose suggests and a tangy lightly sour finish with some sweet apple notes on the back end.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber. Pours a bruin body with an off white head and poor retention. Dark fruit tones and spicy belgian yeast tones. Cherry, raisin, and some grape notes, feels artificial like fructose syrup and big sweetness. Sugar y and sweet with a lighter spice tone. Etoh latent fruit, some caramel and messy as always.
TheBeerGod (5466) - 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.
Suttree (5396) - 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...
Strykzone (5350) - 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.