iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - APR 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Surly Goat. Clear brownish red with a one finger beige head, fading to a ring and tiny island after a short while. Some toasty grains and scorched caramel make up the nose with some light raisins, lager yeast and just a little earth following. Flavor is much the same, though maybe a tinge fruitier and light soy sauce (without the salt) added. Bitterness peaked at a 2, and finished nice and toasty. Minimal carbonation with a medium full body. Nice doppel.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml Bottle: Aroma of malt, toffee, caramel, dark ripe fruit, light raisin, toasting, light maple syrup, and sugar. Poured brown/very deep amber in color with a small, tan head that disappeared except around the edges. Cloudy. Lightly sparkling. Full of tiny, small, and medium-sized particles throughout. Flavor is heavily sweet. Tastes of malt, raisin, caramel, dark ripe fruit, toffee, toasting, and sugar. Medium body. Coating, then lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Sweet, malt, caramel, toasting, light raisin, and slight dark ripe fruit finish is lightly dry.
PorterPounder (7246) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tampa, Fl - Whole Foods - 500 ml bottle. Dark brown pour with a thin but sticky off-white head. Sweet, fragrant aroma with dates, prunes and chocolate. Stick-to your ribs flavor with raisins, dates, molasses and a touch of chocolate. Thick, rich mouthfeel. Very solid bok - not cloying at all.
jredmond (7413) - 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 (4103) - 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 (1643) - 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 (5615) - 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.