wxman (1658) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear dark garnet color with a decent light tan head. Aroma is cocoa and ground coffee. Taste is sweet caramel malt, buttered toasted biscuits, bread dough and maple syrup. Yummy beer!
markducommun (619) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear mahogany, light tan head. Light spice, toasted, slight honey sweetness. Malty. Lighter body, longish finish. Decent.
miyauchi38 (1031) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (7519) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
never get excited out the bock region, but i’ll give it a fair shake .. . tan, mild foam .. . light molasses and toffee ... a decent bock but a bit simplified .. . . I was watching you while you slept. You look pretty stupid.
gilsmit (5) - Tinley Park, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2015 does not count
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Great winter bock beer. Nice head in the pour. Darker beer, but not pitch black and intimidating to some.
Very smooth and flavorful. Taste lingers for a while... in a good way.
Very malty and not bitter at all.
valpoaj (673) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour - smooth deep brown pour with a modest off-white head that dissipates quite quickly. Aroma is caramelized, bordering on burnt malts, biscuit...lots of overarching sweetness. Flavor is obviously heavy to the malt side of things...borders on being overly sweet, but such is my palate nowadays. There is the slightest of hop notes to add a bit of bitterness. Palate is mildly carbonated and has a bit of an oily presence. A style that I’ve strayed away from in recent memory...still not a go-to for me, but I will admit that this is a nice rendition of the style.
nuplastikk (5367) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Stained glass brown-amber body. Thin beige head. Sweet, caramel, toffee tones. Big malt sweetness, but remains drinkable. Pretty enjoyable overall, I could go for a sixpack of this any time. Rich caramel and brown malt tones, well lagered. Very enjoyable and well executed.
jahshuwuh (537) - USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark but clear almost blood red copper color with a bit of white head. Smells of brown sugar, tart cherry, apple, banana, fig. Taste is a cross between a sweet brown sugar, caramel, apple, fig sweetness and a grainy like spiciness with just a touch of hop bitter. Tastes aren't real complex, just a light sweet with the light spicy and hops. An ok doppelbock.
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wlajwl (5055) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is dark fruit, berries and malts. The flavor is dark fruit, cherries, malts, fruit, a hint of earthiness and a mix of mild alcohol and slight tartness in the finish.
rlgk (15802) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Haymarket, Chicago. Clear copper/mahogany beer with a nice offwhite/beige head. Malty caramel aroma, toffee, dark bread, grainy, floral notes, biscuits, some citrus. Malty fruity flavor, caramel, syrup, licorice notes, biscuits, some alcohol. Quite sweet beer.