Theydon_Bois (16866) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the brewpub, 18/02/15.
Extremely dark mahogany brown topped with a moderate tan swirl.
Nose is rich fruit, spice, toffee, dates, prunes, cake mix.
Taste comprises fruit loaf, toffee fudge, light spice, Beglian yeast notes, candied fruit peel, brown bread, light cocoa rub.
Medium + bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Ok if lacking a little depth when the ABV is considered.
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014 batch at the source. Pitch black with khaki head. Medium mouthfeel with well hidden alcohol that comes through in the finish with a warming sensation. Flavors of licorice and dark fruits.
woodychevy (847) - - FEB 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In a word. Sweet. Really sweet. The malts really take over this one although there is a hop presence from the Vanguard. Pours dark. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. Not quite the right balance for me, but I am hardly a doppelbock expert. Least favourite of the Holy City flight.
blutt59 (6504) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap, dark ruby brown pour with no foam, aroma of licorice and chocolates, lots of malty caramel, raisin bread, licorice whips, chocolates, dense syrupy finish
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on draft at the brewery. Pours a dark reddish brown color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toffee, raisin, herbal hops, spice and citrus. The taste is toffee, raisin, dark malts, chocolate and a hoppy finish. Medium bodied with a faint bit of booze. Nice.