jredmond (7183) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 30, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle split with dallas. Pours a dark blackish brown body. Aroma is smoky. Mouth feel is thin. Flavor is dominated by meat and roast.
Geiserich (4048) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAR 29, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
vintage 2008: Dark amber to brown color. Malty, light flowerly, fruity aroma with notes of raisins and plums, roasty malt notes. Flavor is first malty, sweet with fruitiness, then followed by a pleasnat roastiness with cacao, chocolate and a interesting dry roasty dryness. Long dry finish. Marvales last quater with cacao dryness and roasted malt.
AtlAggie (241) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours rich reddish brown. Aroma and flavor dark fruits (raisin, prunes, plum) molasses, malty sweetness. Slight yeastiness. Pretty silky mouthfeel. Really liked this beer, it’s very well-balanced, easy to drink, and a nice example of this type of beer, if you’re into this style.
closey22 (1501) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep amber/brown. No head. strong malt aroma w/ hint of prune/raisin; Flavor is nicer tan most beers of style. touch of spice(cinnamon), nice balanced palate b/w silky malty feel and fizzy lager zing. Finished sweet with strong prune/raisin.
jgb9348 (5484) - 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 (3742) - 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 (636) - 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 (19938) - 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.