ryecatcher (812) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours a deep brown, smallish white head, so-so retention and not much lacing. Nose is malty, lots of dried fruit (dates, raisins and figs) brown sugar, pumpernickel toast. Mouth is full bodied malt-forward and kinda sticky, chewy with big toffee, more of the dried fruit in the nose and toasted bread crusts, hints of molasses, maple. Malt forward eases into the malt backwards too, and a lingering finish. Let those brutal north winds blow, as Chicago dips down into the well-below-zero-range again (Chi-beria redux)... cuz this tasty dopplebock from the Buckeye State is as an apt antifreeze as any. Ribbit.
ogreface (1345) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sotet rezvoros szine van, habja vekony es pillanatok alatt eltunik. Illata mega karamellas, gumicukros, nagyon edes. Ize egetett cukor, aszalt gyumi, sok edesseg, kicsit gejl, gyerekkori elmenyek... suru es szirupos, alig bubis. Utoize edes, karamellas, gyerekes. Cukorbetegek keruljek!
armando629 (2415) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,65 l bottle, courtesy of Ogreface.
Deep brown-ruby appearance with a small creamy tan head. So, this beer is sweet. Both in aroma and flavor. Honey, caramel and molasses, some herbs, honey and molasses, caramel and molasses, honey and malt, caramel and honeay, molasses. Not my style, not my beer, too sweet for me but not bad according to the style.
arminjewell (6322) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, dark reddish pour with thin to no head, aroma brought notes of dark fruit, caramel, toffee, nice oaky, spice notes, slight vanilla, earth, slight honey as well. Taste is a mix of dark fruit, lots of rich caramel, toffee, almost sherry like notes into some vanilla, honey, slight earthy, spicy notes, finishing very sweet. This is a very tasty, but all malt forward brew.
douglas88 (6236) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber thanks to Dan. Pours a deep caramel color with a small white head, goes down to nothing. A big nose of Munich and toffee. The flavor is caramel, floral hops, some sweet banana esters, maybe a bit of blueberry. Quite fruity. A nice Bock.
tadahster (112) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong sweetness, with mandarin, some bubble gun, cotton candy. Still drinkable. In small quantities.
DuffMan (6967) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy, sent to me by b3shine-- thanks Beau! Everything I love in this style: thick, breadcrusty malts, sweet toffee, burnt sugars. Slightly salty finish. Beautiful!
Vells (743) - Riga, LATVIA - DEC 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge maltiness, caramel, choco, dark fruits, bread. Decent hops, bit alco. Quite smooth. Sweet all the time, thou not oversweetened.
Very decent and enjoyable, but nothing special about this one. Bit boring
Melnis (207) - LATVIA - DEC 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramel. Little brother bammen granade. This shoul be served to women. The tadte iz realy gooooood, but i do nat like calling it a beer
RihardsF (82) - LATVIA - DEC 6, 2013
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown with almost no foam. Smells weird. Tastes intense with some spices. Not so well balances beer. Can feel alchohol.