jgb9348 (5008) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2010
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Deep dark brown coloured body with a thin tan head and a ruby tint when held up to a light. Aroma of cherries, roasted malt, chocolate (milk), raisins and a bunch of grapes. Medium to Full-bodied; Deep strong metallic and raisiny tastes up front with a lot of malt and alcohol following soon afterwards with a lot of bittering tastes and some off/metallic twangs later on. Aftertaste not too palateable - a bit harsh and bitter. Overall, a decent beer - worth a try if you can find it, but not great for the style or for milder tastes in general. I sampled this 50 cL bottle purchased from Liquor Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 14-March-2010, sampled at home in Washington on 25-March-2010.
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - MAR 13, 2010
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle served in a Blvd. Tank 7 Tulip. Poured a reddish brown with a finger of tan head. Aroma of caramel malt and molasses. Medium bodied, malty. Maybe a bit thin for a doppel. Some dark fruit and caramelized sugar. Quite metallic in the finish. Very disappointing.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours ruby with a fully receding off-white head. Notes of sweet caramelized wort, cherry, plum, toffee, and dark bread. Full bodied with soft carbonation. A nice, tasty bock.
BillKismet (3418) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2012 August maroon color with an amber underpinning and a thin veil of head. Fully realized malt nose with a harmony of melanoiding and a full range of crystal malts. A pleasant pungence of heavy fruit rounds out the bouquet. Lovely malty and crystal malt body. Viscous mouthfeel with a mild, but appealing touch of cough syrup. Nice. Re-rated 12-26-12. The experience is much the same. Maroonish color with a orangish creamsicle head. Body bursting with fruit and juicy melanoidins.
DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a cococola brown with lots of foamy head. smells like a smoked lager of germany. very peppery mouthfeel. not a style i frequent.
Travlr (15065) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 16, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at Churchkey. Clear brown, aroma of caramel and malt. Flavor is caramel with a subtle smoke edge. Very plain and a bit thin.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Beer Run on 02/14/2010. Slightly hazy dark amber body with a small off-white head. Sweet malty and caramel aroma with light molasses. Sweet molasses and fruit flavor with light caramel. Medium full body with moderately low carbonation.
nimbleprop (5553) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle. Pours a translucent, deep brown with brick red hues and a creamy, thin, beige head. Aromas of dark fruits, bread, yeast, dark grains, pumpernickel. Flavor is very sweet, caramel, candy, dark bread, dried fruits. Full bodied.
Tsotsi (178) - Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a murky brown color with a decent white head. Smells of sweet malts with dark fruit and raisins. Flavors are the same as the nose with the sweetness, raisins, some caramel as well. Light to medium bodied and finishes of with a minerally taste as well as a slight smoky flavor. Decent beer.
Butters (3942) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Late entry from Noogfest High Five. Clearish brownish pour with red highlights. Lightly smoked, thin bodied. Not my favorite.