dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma- grains, slight roasted notes, funk
Appearance- typical dopplebock look, thin white head
Taste- slight roasted notes, odd funk, leather
Palate- fair body and mouthfeel, nothing to complain about
Overall- Not good. Got as an extra in a trade and was expecting more. Not getting the caramel or toffee promised.
Beergeek23322 (1949) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
3/25/2010. From bottle. Red-brown with an off-white head. Sweet malty aromas with burnt caramel, toffee and light fruit. Caramel flavors, little bit of hops and light fruit. It’s OK.
TheHOFF43 (1607) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a reddish-brown with some head. Aroma and flavor are toffee, malt, caramel. Decent beer, nothing special.
deaconmike (294) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - JUN 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear reddish brown with thick foamy head that disappears fairly quickly. Heavy caramel malt aroma. Similar taste with some dark ripe fruit notes. Kinda syrupy sweet. Not much carbonation. Overall, not bad; just too sweet for my taste.
Capa (1942) - Manama, BAHRAIN - MAR 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown. Toasted malts, sweet, chocolate, toffee. Full bodied. Flavor is similar to the aroma. Decent Bock, but kind of dull.
GJF (1193) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This starts off really nice. Dark red pour. Smooth body with lots of caramel malt and dark fruit flavors. But it gets old about halfway through. Flavor becomes syrupy sweet.
PorterPounder (5097) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Trade with Aurelius - thanks! Pours a murky dark orange-brown with a thin but long lasting off-white head. Aroma has some nice bubble gum accents, a touch of dates and raisins. Flavor is belly warming with some nice toffee accents, some pruney notes, some dates and raisins and a hint of cotton candy. Thickish mouthfeel. Nice winter treat.
ryanscourt (531) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2013 Nice strong aroma and dark brown appearance. Toasty and Carmel/chocolate sweetness. Lot of flavor with almost no hop presence. Lot of flavor but goes down easy. Flavors are fairly simple and not very complex but good at what it’s good at.
TampaBeer (246) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clean, but very weak aroma. Nice deep ruby color. Taste has a pleasant chewiness to it, malt reminiscent of Spaten. OK.
b3shine (4189) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Looks solid; a semi-transparent amberish-brown with off-white lacing. Smells and tastes of caramel, toffee, and malt with an average mouthfeel. A decent example of the style.
RedSox2004 (1100) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mahogany brown with minimal head and lacing. Rich bready malt on the nose with dark fruit and a touch of bourbon. Caramel and toffee sweetness with hints of coffee, raisins, plums and warming alcohol. Medium body, almost zero carbonation, sticky mouthfeel, and a heavy carmelized malt finish.