GT2 (8425) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
> A sweet, but not cloying bourbon and toffee type doppelbock
[ Bottle ][ cetherid BA ][ 12oz ][ Trade ][ Celebrator Flute ][ 3/7/14 ]
>> Pours slightly overcarbonated...clear orange amber with large, billowing yellowish foam. Soda type retention with no lacing. Nose is maple, soy, bourbon, chlorine, brown sugar, toffee. Taste is lemon, ponzu, cherry juice, mild bourbon. Does not taste like 15.5% whatsoever. If it is, then I’m about to pass eff...cvvccxv 33
Beerman6686 (4324) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one poured a mlight brown or red with a beige head. Aroma was of brown sugar, toasted malt, and some chocolate. Flavor was dark candy sugar, brown sugar, and dark fruits. Solid but not great.
Damico (2579) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours rich thick amber unclear with a beige head. Aroma brings candy marshmallow and other sweet malt notes. Flavor brings sweet Belgian candidate sugar regardless of the lager style yeast, with hints of vanilla. There isn’t winter spices present which is refreshing in the month of February!
HonkeyBra (3370) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from my Secret Santa, umich03jm! Thanks man! Pours a rich cloudy amber with a medium sized thick tan head. Aroma of big strong sweet malts and booze. Flavor is clean sweet malts and esters, apparent booze. Mild caramel and toffee notes. Full bodied, with surprisingly lively carbonation. Finishes boozy. It all doesn’t fit together perfectly, but it almost does.
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2014
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber with tan head. Aroma is like banana ice cream. Weird bro. Flavor is loaded with banana, cream, raisins and plums. Clean but estery bit time. Pretty undrinkable.
charule (1094) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from kuhnhenn. Poured cloudy dark red brown with min head. Aroma of dark fruits and spices. Light carb med bod. Similar taste to aroma quite sweet.
djd07 (3553) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a dark amber with no head. The aroma is strong booze and fruit. Medium mouthfeel with strong booze and sweet fruit. Alcohol burn but good.
travita (3954) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Backlog bottle thanks to so many good ratebeerians. 2009 Bottle. The smell is sweet, spiced, heavy fruits, and strong. The taste is more fruits, sweet, caramel, and malt.
jrob21 (2558) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 bottle from umich03. Another ruby red, dark brown pour of a beer. Toffee and caramel aromas. Lots of red fruit and spice in the flavors. Great for the season right now. Lager does not accurately lead you to what you get with this beer. Much more along the lines of an old ale or malty barleywine. Toasty bread and chewy grain malt body. Full bodied candi sugar sweetness. Very smooth drink especially considering the alcohol.
kevinsenn (1075) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My 800th rating! Bottle from the brewery. Pours clear ruby with foamy beige head. Aroma of fruit (plums, dark fruit) and caramel. Sweet taste with raisin, caramel, spice, lager-yeast, and a warm finish. Big full body. Good stuff!