jbuzz (750) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 14, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle from trader joe.s never really have a beer like this before.. malty and hop filled. pretty light color for anything double much less dark, very thin head. not bad some thing different.
Headbanger (3276) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle 4/11/12 (Trader Joe’s Naperville)-38° in Mug-Pours a copperish brown with a one finger off white head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, and toffee. Taste of the same with a bit more sweetness. This medium bodied brew was not bad.
mansquito (3338) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 9, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Trader Joe’s, DC 500ml ($3.50): Pours a not very dark colour at all with a crappy looking head. Aroma is malty. Taste is bland, but in honesty, this was better than I expected that it would be. Fortunately, this was not too sweet. Pretty mellow. But, bland and contrived. The bottle might be the most positive thing about this brew.
aracauna (3052) - Georgia, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very clear dark copper. Good head. Very nutty and caramel malt. Some slight dark dried fruit. Carbonation is big bubbled.
ChainGangGuy (4360) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
500ml bottle - $3.99 at Trader Joe’s in Roswell, Georgia. B.B.E. 05/15/13.
Appearance: Pours out an amber-hued body featuring good clarity, crowned with an inch of off-white foam.
Smell: Bready, scantly grainy-scented malts wrapped in a noted note of gum with lighter hints of ripe fruits and a whiff of booze. The aroma is not exactly repellent, but it isn’t inviting, that’s for damn sure.
Taste: Toasted grains and bread glazed with lightly nutty caramel and a couple drop of Amaretto. Moderately sweet. Ripe plums and apple juice, then, a small pinch of resin and peppery alcohol. Drying at the very end with a final accent of cheap fruity-flavored gum, just like in the Apecchio.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Overall: I didn’t dig the Apecchio and I’m not digging the DDMA.
Landmonger (156) - USA - MAR 26, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle into a Tulip glass. The appearance is dark reddish brown no head to speak of. Aroma is at best mild with a hint of malt nothing else comes to mind. Mild carbonation, beer seems for lack of a better word "thin" and inconsequential no creaminess and doesn’t seem to be a double dark...
doboy (416) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2012
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark copper color, clear. Not much aroma but you can get some malt. Don’t see much carbonation, no head. Malty taste that is good, finish is just OK. Mouthfeel is so-so. Cool bottle but that’s about it.
RedSox2004 (1229) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured clear amber brown, a generous frothy head, and ok lacing. Aromas of pale malts, honey and caramel. Flavor is mostly light fruit and malt sweetness, with little in terms of hops. Light to medium bodied, somewhat watery mouthfeel, and a somewhat chewy breadiness in the aftertaste.
redarm1 (3) - Mead, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2012 does not count
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Overall, a pretty boring beer. Taste was good, but not great. Nice and strong to fuzzy my edges, but other than that.... Not that exited about it.
rader58 (775) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAR 21, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml bottle. Pours an opaque light mahogany. Aroma of cereal, nuts, grain, ’roasty". Flavor is bubblegum, caramel, peat, leather, resin. Has a slightly sour finish. An okay doppelbock, but not that great.