Palidor19 (2727) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice and rich with lots of dark malt with a strong flavor and a high emphasis on malt. Its got a nice nutty flavor with very little hop but. Good overall drinking beer
nick76 (4077) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is rather malty with some grassy hops and fruit. The appearance is amber with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is average. Overall a nice beer but thats all.
Dragonfly1 (401) - - MAR 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cool bottle- flip-top. Trader Joe’s. Amber / copper, not a "double-dark" though. Aroma is tart cherries, almond extract, sweet malt. Taste starts sweet again, then turns tart at the finish, astringent is a good description from a prior review. Not getting any hop bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel. Too much wheat beer tartness for the style. This is not a doppelbock. Hard to pin down.
dwyerpg (4067) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A fairly sweet aroma. This is a pretty average beer. Not too sweet, a bit sticky and cloying.
dougdecinces (109) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 19, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
First, don’t call yourself "Double Dark" when you are amber at best. The beer pours nice. Mostly clear. The head disappeared quickly, but had good lacing. But it loses points for its name. Smells of Munich and dark crystal malts. Astrigent flavor from the dark crystal. Little body. Watery and cloyingly sweet. Sadly another mediocre beer farmed out to Trader Joe’s.
JohnnyJ (3531) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle. Clear amber pour, off white tannish. Sweetness, stale malt, a bit of fruit, and musty hops. A little boozy. Not a big fan.
mike67 (603) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
500 ml bottle from Trader Joe’s. Pours red with a short lived white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of caramel malt, grassy hops and some funk. Malt, hops and booze unpleasantly combine on the palate. It was a drain pour beer for me. What a waste of money.
seymour (1099) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 7, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tasted from a cool 1 pt 9 oz swing-top bottle into nucleated pint glass. Poured a clear deep copper color with fluffy off-white foam, lasting with some lace. Aromas of toast, caramelized brown sugar, very little hops, very faint roastiness and fruitiness. Strong malliard/melanoidin flavors: that elusive tart, toasty, roasty, browned, almost burnt, mildly fruity, mostly dry impression usually derived from Munich malt recipes. Unfortunately, this is not a very balanced beer, though. Too much residual sweetness. Aromas and flavors of alcohol are much too hot and harsh; perhaps the fermentation temperature was too high. Medium body, low carbonation. Unpleasant, almost astringent aftertaste. The look of the bottle and the beer itself are really the only strengths.
Nephilium (1151) - Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Slightly astringent roasted aroma, with hints of chocolate, a touch of sourness, and a bit of candi sugar. Pours a clear reddish amber, with a thin white head. Very thin mouthfeel, and tends toward the sweet side. There’s touches of light fruits, and not much else. I’m not really a fan of this, and will not be purchasing it again.
Drjohnrock (288) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from 1 pint, .9 ounce/500ml bottle purchaswed at Trader Joe’s Cincinnati. Dark ruby/brown hue, small tan head that swiftly diminished with fair lacing, moderate sweet malty aroma with chocolate notes, moderate sweet malty flavor with chocolate elements, although some astringency detracts from the overall experience, I wish the brewer would up this one a notch or two. Worth checking out, though.