brokensail (12359) - 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.
bhensonb (12014) - 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.
BMan1113VR (7896) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Universal City Location. Pours a clear amber with an off-white ring around the head. Tons of wheat and malts in the aroma with some fruitiness. Taste is nutty, malty and some tobbacco. Slightly cream mouthfeel.
bb (7234) - 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.
marcus (7183) - 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.
badlizard (5535) - 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.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Old Columbia brewpub. pours brown with a thin white head. Has a fruity aroma. The flavor is sweet with a mild bitterness. The most dramatic thing is its wine-like nature. Delicious but too sweet for the style.
alexanderj (3381) - Branson, Missouri, 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.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - MAY 29, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap @ Hamilton’s shared with Bikesandbeer. Pretty nice brew overall. Pours dark brown not completely opaque with a tan head. Nose is sweet and malty. Taste is sweet, malty and nice with a chocolate overtone. Good work Karl Strauss this is a nice Dopplebock.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - MAY 31, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks WeeHeavySD for entering this beer. This rating has been sitting in my wallet for months waiting for someone to enter the beer. I’ve tried it once or twice at Karl Strauss Carlsbad. Looks great. Deep red color. Small microfoam off-white head. Mild aroma. A little malty. Taste is decent. Leans sweet. Tastes a little young. Maybe a touch of vegetal or something, but still very good. Easy to drink.