boFNjackson (3897) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ their NW spot... Poured clear amber/red with a frothy, white head. Aroma was very sweet like jolly rancher hard candy (go figure) and sugary syrup. Foamy palate with a light sizzle in there, also coated the mouth nicely. Malted grains were the dominate flavors with sweet sugars that were buttery toffee in character and yeasty -- similar to cake. Finished grainy and bitter.
stchloe (738) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 7, 2008
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Its just me I know, but I was not impressed with any of the holiday beers. Sweet malt kills it.
bhensonb (9836) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 20, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brew pub. Aroma of tart pepper/berry. Dark amber color with an off-white head. Starts dark malt sweet with something like cranberry for contrast. Piney hop? There is a strong bitter, just hard to pin down. Makes a strong statement.
troopie (2293) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - NOV 28, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Hedge house. Poured deep copper red with off white head andmuch lacing. Spicy aroma. Peppery flavour with a malty backbone and a lasting bitterish and peppery finish. This did not seem like it was that strong. I do not know if this is a doppelbock but that is what the server called it.