pdx77 (1030) - Oregon, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draught at Second Annual Humbug Lager Fest at Occidental Brewing. Amber color. Aroma is sweet cherry and malt. Taste is roasted peanut butter and sweet maltiness. Odd balance of flavors at first, but starts to mellow out a little. Finishes with roasted peanuts.
boFNjackson (4027) - 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 (745) - 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 (10361) - 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 (2292) - 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.