mribm (460) - Ocala, Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a dark black and tasted like chocolate and coffewith some hops mixed in. It seemed to me to be more of a stout than a double bock. I expected the caffeine in the espresso to keep me awake, however I didn’t notice that it was present. This was a very nice beer that my son shared with me. I would definately try this again (if he buys it!)
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bitter coffee on the nose. Coffee flavor a decidedly bock malt profile. Sweet, but a little light on the body. Dark Brown color
Skyview (5543) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared by brewfiend and sampled at Cellar’s Wine & Spirits in St Paul, MN. Pours a semi-hazy dark brown brew with a thin off-white head that quickly dissolves. Aroma of vinegared coffee that over powers any caramel malt or hops. Maybe a touch of molasses and yeast. Taste is medium bodiec, lightly carbonated with more bitter coffee than beer flavor. Finish is semi-dry with a sour coffee aftertaste. Interesting brew.
GregClow (3157) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with mds, HogTownHarry, blankboy and tupalev - blankboy’s bottle. Dark ruby with a tan head. Aroma of dark espresso and a bit of cocoa. Flavour is very nice - coffee and malt, with a slight charred character. Very unique, and pretty good - assuming you like coffee, of course.
JK (5665) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I didn’t realize this was a bock. Whatever the style, it is a very good coffee beer. Exceptionally smooth palate. Coffee aroma and coffee flavor balanced by sweet malt. Black, and very little carbonation. Thanks Brewfiend.
badgerben (4854) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Brewfiend for sharing. Dark brown color with a thin head. Very bitter coffee aroma. This coffee turns a little sour in the taste. Fairly sweet malty body. The dopplebock doesn’t seem to have meshed all that well with the coffee. Still pretty decent.
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Brewfiend for sharing. Pours a nice brownish black color. Nice coffee on the nose, but it is not overpowering. There is a little chocolate present as well. Very powerful coffe flavor, but it tastes a little like day old coffee. Not really that impressive to me.
HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (750ml). Shared with blankboy, GregClow, mds and tupalev - blankboy’s bottle. Slightly hazy ruby pour, smallish frothy tan head. Weird,weak aroma - dry, acidic coffee grounds - nearly sour - somewhat grainy (like wort) with weak herbal hops. Taste - more stout-like, quite roasty and dry, solid grain character and tons of watery coffee. Light body, quite oily on the palate, flat, acid, and detectable alcohol in the finish. This is an oddball, but on balance I quite liked it; COFFEE LAGER!!
blankboy (7180) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My bottle (750ml) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, tupalev & mds. Pours a very dark brown with ruby hues and an average size diminishing off-white head. Aroma of espresso and light chocolate. Flavour’s also espresso along with roasted malt, light hops, caramel and sweet chocolate. Medium bodied. Pretty good, I liked it.
Sammy (11078) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Although Alesmith Speedway Stout is the original, this would go great in a vertical tasting. Smooth and the 7.2% abv is serviceable, I shared out quite a bit at Cole’s from my bomber. Dark black, chocolate, coffee, tasty and enjoyable.