marcus (6318) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours reddish brown with a fruit and dark malt aroma and a clinging beige head. There is a chocolate and smoked malt flavor with a dry finish.
bhensonb (10699) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours ruddy amber with a creamy beige head. Aroma of medium stone fruit and slightly roasted malt. Med + body. Flavor is medium dark fruit, smooth roast caramel. Quite smooth. A bit of chocolate after awhile. Later, even lightly spicy. Very nice beer.
bb (6739) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Ruby-amber beer with a tan head. Caramel and toffee aroma. Toffee and light banana flavor. Medium bodied. Toffee lingers with light fruitiness.
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Clear dark brown with no head. Big sweat molasses and grainy bread aroma and taste with a caramel bread finish and a sweet slightly sticky palate.
brokensail (10605) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mahogany pour with a khaki head. Chocolate, dark fruit, prunes, and a bit of soy sauce. Sweet caramel, mild roast, and some cola. Very malty flavor. Caramel, mild roast, chocolate, and dark fruit. Light cola and prunes, yeast, and some spice. Nice full mouthfeel.
ADfan (539) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice amber with a medium head it has some sweet malts along with some fruit. The taste has some dark fruits with some spice which makes it an easy drinking beer.
skmikeg (825) - Poway, California, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light brown with a small off white head. aroma is of sweet malts, toffee, baked bread, and some caramel. Taste is of sweet malts, caramel, toffee, and some fruits. Has a medium body with a slightly creamy mouthfeel and a slightly bitter, but mostly sweet finish. overall, a decent doppelbock that could use a little more complexity.
CFH_101Proof (1) - - OCT 22, 2012 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Not going to go into details as this is a style I don’t drink often or know well. That said, I LOVED this beer. Got a growler of it from the local restaurant and drank it all the next night.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - APR 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler to go from Sorrento Mesa: Deep red-amber color with a medium off-white head. Aroma is sweet caramel and a hint of fruit. Flavor starts malty sweet with hints of dark fruit followed by a hint of cherry and a light bitterness in the finish. Medium body is creamy with moderate carbonation. Alcohol is warming in the tummy.
alexanderj (3297) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap; poured a dark amber color with a white head. Aroma of caramel, fruit, bread, and sweet malt. Flavor was sweet, toasted, bready with some caramel and fruit. Solid.